More than a dozen working journalists have been awarded on the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of Reporters Club Nepal.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli presented the prizes and felicitated mediapersons at an event organised at the City Hall today.

On the occasion, the 'Madan Bhandari memorial Journalism Award' was conferred on Gopal Guragain, executive chairman of Ujyalo Multimedia. The award carries a purse of Rs 100,000.

Similarly, the 'Kul Prasad-Chet Kumari Dhamala Memorial Journalism Award', carrying a purse of Rs 50,000 was presented to Sagar Pandit, editor of Rajdhani Dainik.

The 'Tarini Prasad Koirala Memorial Journalism Award' was jointly conferred on Radio Nepal's journalist Nawaraj Lamsal and Nepal Television's journalist Shalik Subedi. The award carries a purse of Rs 50,000 each.

Likewise, Ishwori Prasad Wagley, editor of Taja Khabar weekly newspaper, bagged the 'Krishnasen Ichhuk Memorial Journalism Award', journalist of the Nagarik Daily Balkrishna Adhikari was honoured with the 'Sahid Jagat Prakash Jung Shah Memorial Journalism Award'; journalist of Kantipur Daily Binu Subedi bagged the 'Uma Singh Memorial Journalism Award', and Mukunda Kalikote, a photojournalist of Reporters Club Nepal, was presented with the 'Babu Chhiri Memorial Photojournalism Award.'

A version of this article appears in the print on March 31, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.