Media sector should be research-oriented and investigative: CM Gurung

Pokhara, Feb 19: Chief Minister of Gandaki province, Prithvi Subba Gurung, has said that media sector should be research-oriented and investigative. At a programme organsied by RSS Gandaki province office at Pokhara today on the occasion of 58th anniversary of Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Chief Minister Gurung said that the news should be raise the voices of the people in this present context, not only political and entertaining news.

Saying the provincial government has been making preparation to make its own communications policy, he pointed out the need of the role contributing for national unity. Similarly, former Chairperson of RSS, Komalnath Baral, said that RSS has been established as the ‘News Bank’, saying news service of RSS started from litho machine has now entered to computer era.

District Network member of Nepal Communist Party, Damodar Bairagi, and press freedom fighter Badribinod Prateek pointed out that RSS should disseminate quality news as per the time, saying there is crucial contribution of RSS in media sector. Likewise, Central Committee member of Federation of Nepali Journalists, Ram Krishna Gyawali, suggested RSS to focus its attention on investigative news.

Different personalities including former Chief of RSS Western Regional Office, Narayan Karki, Central Chairperson of Independent Journalists Association, Krishna Prasad Banstola, former President of FNJ, Kaski, Punya Poudel, Chief of Sanchar Kendra, Pokhara, Tulasi Prasad Acharya, Chief of Employees Provident Fund, Pokhara, Dilip Poudel, among others shed light on the importance of RSS.

On the occasion, Chief Minister Gurung honoured best reporters of RSS of different categories with cash prize and letter of felicitation. They are Deputy-reporter of RSS Gandaki province, Basudev Poudel, for best feature and local reporter Niraj Thakali of Mustang. Similarly, Laxmi Prasad Sapkota has been awarded with best local reporter and Krishna Neupane of Tanahun for best photo.  (RSS)

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