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NAJA receives Embassy’s recognition as umrella organization of Nepali journos in the US


AMERICA:
The Nepal Embassy in the US has granted the official recognition to the Nepal America Journalists Association (NAJA) as an umbrella organization of the Nepali journalists residing in the US and Canada. A meeting held between the embassy and the NAJA on Saturday has agreed to confer such status to the NAJA.  Following the meeting, a letter of agreement has also been signed between the Ambassador Dr Shankar Sharma and the Chairperson of the NAJA Aang Chhiring Sherpa.

NAJA was established on 2006 according as a non-profit organization according  the US law. NAJA and the Nepal Embassy were holding the consultations time and again towards providing the recognition as an umbrella organization of the journalists to the NAJA. Consul General of the Nepal Embassy to the US Prem Raja Mahat had played a significant role towards that end for long period of time. During the program, Mahat provided the flag of Nepal to NAJA advising the latter to work in favor of the journalists.

NAJA President Sherpa, Senior Vice President Gautam Dahal, General Secretary Kishor Panthi, Treasurer Gita Panthi, Regional Vice-president Biswo Thapa, Communication Coordinator Surya Thapa, Advisor Girish Pokhrel and Krishna Sharma along with Ambassador Dr Sharma, Consul General Mahat, First Secretary Arjun Kanta Mainali, Second Secretary Lekhnath Gautam, Third Secretary Haakim Bahadur Bhandari, Jit Bahadur Karki along with orher embassy officials were also present in the program. The program was followed by the lunch hosted by the Embassy for the NEJA representatives.

Five points agreement between the Embassy and the NAJA:
1- NAJA has been granted the official recognition and association to the NAJA from the Embassy as an umbrella organization of the Nepali journalists in the US. The information on this regard shall be disseminated to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Communication and Information in Nepal by the Embassy office.
2- Embassy would coordinate with the NAJA as an organization of the journalists to hold the press-meet and other programs during the visit of the government official from Nepal.
3-  The link of the NAJA’s website will be kept in the embassy’s website and other media related links would be kept in the embassy’s website in coordination with NAJA.
4-  NAJA and Embassy would support each other to develop the relationship with the American media and press.
5-  NAJA and Embassy would hold the consultations and cooperation regularly if necessary.

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