NAST launches science writing training for journalists in Chitwan

RATNANAGAR, CHITWAN: Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) has launched the Science writing/Training programme for the first time for journalists outside the capital city.

The three-day training programme started on Tuesday for the journalists based in Chitwan in order to impart them the knowledge of news story writing on science and technology, the related jargon and to identity if the information material is related to science.

The Academy, which was established in 1982, has launched the training programmes outside the valley for the first time.

NAST Promotion and Publicity Division Chief Ramila Raut said the the training has been launched for the first time outside the capital city for promoting the factual use of information on science and technology.

During the inaugural ceremony, Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Chitwan President Radheshyam Khatiwada expressed his belief that the training would be fruitful in nourishing the journalists' capacity to identify technical words while writing news story on science and technology.

More than 20 journalists from various media outlets based in the district are taking part in the training which will conclude tomorrow.