Kathmandu, Sept 23 (RSS): Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has urged media persons to carry out journalism profession keeping the nataion and people at the centre.
He said, "The journalism will be successful only if the country and people become strong. The main objective of the journalism is to make the country and people stronger."
Addressing the programme organized to present 'HEM-SUNIL Risky Television Journalism Prize' established by Nepal Television chapter of Federation of Nepali Journalists, Speaker Mahara today talked about leadership role of Nepal Television in development of broadcasting journalism.
He further said that Civil Code related to journalism as well as rules related to Right to Privacy would be amended, expressing the belief that the government would support for the same.
Similarly, Chairperson of Nepal Television, Dr Mahendra Bista, talked about the different types of risk of journalism sector, adding that the state should protect journalists during the risk.
Acting President of FNJ, Dilip Thapa Magar, demanded an amendment of Civil Code and added that the FNJ has always been fighting for the professional dignity and rights of the journalists.
Likewise, various personalities talked about the contribution of late Hemraj Bhandari and Sunil Singh.
On the occasion, this year's Hem-Sunil Risky Television Journalism Prize was jointly presented to News Editor Surendra Poudel, Senior Assistant Cameraperson Shiva Pangeni and Saptari Correspondent of Nepal Television, Shyam Sundar Yadav.
The prize carries a purse of Rs 51,000. Nepal Television chapter of FNJ had established the award in memory of Hemraj Bhandari and Sunil Singh. Both of them had lost their lives in helicopter crash at Dhunsa of Taplegunj on September 23, 2006.
Similarly, Deputy General Manager of Nepal Television, Dipa Gautam, Director of Operation Division Renu Thapa, Executive News Editor Nabaraj Pokharel and senior linguist Baburam Timilsina were also honoured on the occasion.
Likewise, executive news editor Pushpahari Kyamparai, was also honoured while Senior Camera Person Purushottam Ghimire was honoured with Shashi Chalise Memorial Journalism Prize, Sangita Panta of Jay Prakash Chaudhary Memorial Journalism Prize and Shatish Koirala with Birendra Karki Memorial Journalism Prize.
Each prize carries a purse of Rs 5,000.