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Morning procession to mark FNJ’s 59th anniversary


KATHMANDU: The Federation of the Nepali Journalists (FNJ) organised morning rallies in different districts including Kathmandu valley this morning on the occasion of its 59th establishment day.
The rally in Kathmandu began from Babarmahal and concluded after converging into a corner meet at New Baneshwor.
KATHMANDU: Addressing the meet, FNJ President Shiva Gaunle said that the media sector will monitor the constitution writing process through the eyes of the 25 million Nepalis.
Mr Gaunle said that the FNJ, which continues to struggle for democracy and civil rights, is going to observe its 59th anniversary with programmes to exert continuous pressure on the Constituent Assembly (CA) to promulgate a democratic constitution within a year.
On the occasion, former president of FNJ, Harihar Birahi, said that it was necessary to promulgate the new constitution within a year to end the existing political transition.
Present on the occasion were different journalists associated to different media houses including Chairman of the Nepal Press Union, Kiran Pokhrel, Press Chautari Nepal Chairman Rajendra Aryal and Chairman of the Revolutionary Journalists’ Association Govinda Acharya, among others.
Meanwhile, the relay hunger strike staged by employees at the Nepalbani Radio Network entered the second consecutive day, today.
They have staged sit-in and padlocked the Anamnagar-based office citing, demanding due facilities.Talks are underway at the initiative of the FNJ today to resolve the problem. RSS

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