Fund set up for journos’ welfare

Narayangarh: The Chitwan district chapter of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists set up a welfare fund for journalists on Friday.

A meeting of the FNJ chapter also passed a proposal to urge the government to pass the Journalist Welfare Fund Act ,2064.

It also announced the formation of two committees - one to run the welfare fund and another to ensure the construction of a building of the FNJ chapter. Meanwhile, the Chitwan chapter of the Press Chautari Nepal forwarded a memorandum to PM Girija Prasad Koirala through the DAO, asking him to declare Shah a martyr.