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Three journalists to be honoured with National Journalism Award


KATHMANDU: The Department of Education and the Federation of Nepali Journalists are jointly conferring National Education Journalism Award-2070 to three journalists from different media houses.

Education Journalism Award Selection Main Committee has selected three candidates on the basis of recommendation from Evaluation and Selection Committee, a committee formed jointly by the DoE and the FNJ.

The awardees of National Education Journalism Award 2070 are Bhawanishwor Gautam (Kathmandu) from Naya Patrika daily, Sheshkanta Pandit (Kathmandu) from Gorkhapatra daily and Rudra Khadka (Banke) from Nagarik daily.

Similarly, nine journalists from different regions are going to be awarded with Regional Education Journalism Award-2070.

Every year, the government in coordination with FNJ awards six journalists, one each from five development regions and one from the Kathmandu Valley. If multiple journalists are selected from the same region, the awardees share the award.

The awardees for 2070 are Dhruba Subedi (Bhopur, Nagarik) from Eastern Development Region and Dhruba Adhikari (Makawanpur, Rajdhani) and Sunil Khadka (Makawanpur, Radio Nikash) from Central Development Region. Similarly, Surya Panday from Annapurna Post and Krishna Prasad Gyawali from Kantipur are awardees from the KathmanduValley.

Rekhiram Rana (Palpa, Gorkhapatra) and Krishna Malla (Rupandehi, Pathshala monthly) are the awardees from Western Development Region while Surendra Kafle (Banke, Annapurna Post) and Prakash Singh (Bajura, The Himalayan Times) are the awardees from Mid-Western and Far-Western Development Region respectively.

Furthermore, the Committee has also decided to provide fellowship to 14 education journalists from different parts of the country.

The Regional Education Journalism Award and fellowship carry a purse of Rs 25,000 and Rs 15,000 respectively.

Likewise, the committee has selected various TV channels, FM stations and national daily newspapers for Institutional Education Journalism Award. The Institutional Education Journalism Award for newspaper and TV Channel carry a purse of Rs 40,000 each whereas the award for Radio Station is Rs 20,000.

The FNJ and the DoE have been awarding education journalists on the basis of their contribution in disseminating information regarding the education sector.

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