Rotary awards TRN for ‘clean, unbiased’ news
By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, May 25: The Rising Nepal on Friday was awarded with the Rotary Journo Award-2019 for its clean and unbiased reporting during the year.
The daily was nominated for the award by Press Council Nepal.
Rotary International District 3292 Nepal-Bhutan had awarded ‘one of best institutions ‘The Rising Nepal’ and honoured six personalities with different awards.
The Club honoured Sridhar Paudel of edukhaber.com for best education reporting award, Atul Mishra, chief Sub-Editor, Kantipur daily for the best health reporting, Lila Shrestha of Kantipur daily for the best environment journalism, Lok Bahadur Chapagain of Capital Magazine for the best financial reporting, Anu Kumari Acharya of Radio Rasuwa 102 MH with the best journalism award and Pabitra Sunar of Nagarik daily for the best reporting on women and development issue.
Bishnu Gautam, Chief Reporter of the Rising Nepal, received the award on behalf of the Executive Chairman of the Gorkhapatra Corporation.
Govinda Acharya, president of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Pushpa Raj Acharya president of Society of Economic Journalist Nepal (SEJON), Anita Bindu from Media Advocacy and others were included in the jury committee. The committee selected personalities and an institution which met the selection criteria with best performance.
Rotary, a welfare organisation that has been serving in Nepal for 60 years, has been awarding journalists for the last eight years. It has already awarded 52 journalists.
Chintamani Bhattarai, the District Governor of the Rotary Club, said that the club was continuously handing over awards to journalists to strengthen the relation between the society and its people.
Speaking at the award distribution ceremony, FNJ president Govinda Acharya said that the awards would inspire people to work better and harder.
Rotary Club also announced Rs. 1 million ‘Good Governance’ award for investigative journalists on the occasion.