Rally taken out in memory of martyr Krishna Sen

Kathmandu, May 27

Various organisations took out a morning rally here this morning on the occasion of 15th Memorial Day of journalist and litterateur martyr Krishna Sen ‘Ichchhuk’.

Organised jointly by Press Center Nepal, Federation of Revolutionary Journalists and Press Society, the procession started from New Baneshwor and went through Babarmahal before converging into a corner meet at Maitighar Mandala.

On the occasion, the Krishna Sen Ichchhuk Memorial National Journalism Award-2074 was presented to disappeared journalist and then editor of Sindhuli Post Weekly Chitra Narayan Shrestha. Established by Press Center, the award carries a cash prize of Rs 25,000. The award was handed to Shrestha’s wife Sabitra.

Shrestha was arrested by police from Hariwan in Sarlahi during the then Maoist insurgency.

Likewise, journalist Dipendra Rawal was honoured with Krishna Sen Memorial Journalism Award.

Established by the Revolutionary Journalists Association, the award carries a purse of Rs 10,000. Rawal is a victim of the insurgency.

Speaking on the occasion, President of the Federation of Nepali Journalists Dr Mahendra Bista demanded action against those behind the murder of Ichchhuk.

Also, senior Vice-chairperson of Press Center, Chairperson of Federation of Revolutionary Journalists Indra Raut, Chairperson of  Revolutionary Journalists’ Association Pravat Chalaune and Senior Vice-chairperson of Press Society Keshab Aryal praised Sen’s contribution to Nepali journalism.