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Sudur Paschim needs govt media outlet, says Bhatta
By Our Correspondent
Dhangadhi, Apr.17: Sudur Paschim State Chief Minister Trilochan Bhatta has said that establishment of a government media bureau office in his state is essential.
Speaking at the inauguration of a two-day journalism training organised by the Gorkhapatra Corporation in Dhangadhi on Tuesday, Chief Minister Bhatta said that the State government also needed the services offered by the government media.
“Our activities are being portrayed in a confusing way,” Bhatta said, “We need government media to build trust among the people by disseminating positive messages about the good deeds of the Sudur Paschim State government.”
He also urged the management of the corporation to publish the Gorkhapatra daily from his state soon.
“The Gorkhapatra daily is one of the trustworthy newspapers as we need to see go through this newspaper to verify information that we get,” he said.
“The Sudur Paschim State is ready to help whatever is required to publish this daily from the state,” said Bhatta.
Several changes ushered in the country over the decades should be institutionalised and everyone should be ready for that, he added.
“Everyone has responsibility to safeguard the changes and journalists should use their pen for this,” he added.
“Every morning we go through different news and we find most of them disappointing. So, we need to think over it,” said Bhatta.
The Gorkhapatra daily is one of the oldest newspapers having experienced journalists and can play a vital role in the dissemination of news in a proper way, he said.
However, he expressed his dissatisfaction for giving a little space for the news of Sudur Paschim by the daily.
“We can see only a little coverage of the state news. Sudur Paschim State too has a government and something is happening here in the state. Development works are also going on here and we also have our share of problems. But such issues are not covered by the Kathmandu-based media in a right way,” Chief Minister Bhatta complained.
On the occasion, Minister for Internal Affairs and Law Prakash Bahadur Shah, executive chairman of GC Krishna Murari Bhandari, Board member of GC Durga Prasad Bhandari and language expert Saratchandra Osti also addressed the programme.
Editor-in-Chief of the Gorkhapatra daily Shree Om Shrestha and Consulting Editor at the Gorkhapatra Corporation Gopal Khanal also spoke on the occasion.
The Gorkhapatra reporters of nine districts of the State are attending the training.