FNJ meet to start today

Chitwan, June 30:

Branch presidents of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) have arrived in Sauraha of Chitwan district to attend a two-day meet that will start on Sunday. The meet has been organised to implement the mandate of FNJ statute convention held earlier in Mahendranagar.

The convention has given the responsibility to a task force to draft a statute so as to guide the FNJ on the track of a democratic inclusive system.

The Chitwan chapter of the FNJ, in a press conference in Narayangarh today, said that preparations for the two-day meet have been made. FNJ president Bishnu Nisthuri, coordinator of the statute drafting committee and chief of the task force Harihar Birahi, FNJ general secretary and treasurer were present at the press conference.

“As the meet is a very important one, we urge all sides concerned not to stop the vehicles used by the journalists during the meet,” Nisthuri said.

“The new statute has been drafted as per the concept of an independent press

in accordance with democratic norms and values,”

Birahi said. Some 120 representatives from 86 branches of FNJ will attend the meet,

said the FNJ.