Journalist Dahal feted


By Our Correspondent,Makwanpur, Feb. 6: Anchal Sahitya Kala Punj, an organisation of active women writers and literatures in Makwanpur district, has honoured Rammani Dahal with the ‘Ishwar Lamsal Memorial Journalism Award.’

Minister for Labour, Employment and Transport of Bagmati Province Ekalal Shrestha presented the award to Dahal along with a certificate amid a programme held in Makwanpur on Saturday. 

 Dahal is Hetauda correspondent of Gorkhapatra and The Rising Nepal. 

The award carries a purse of Rs. 7,500.  Every year, the organisation honours those who have made significant contributions to literary and journalism fields.

Founded by late Apsara Timsina, the founder vice-president of Aanchal Sahitya Kala Punj, Makwanpur, in the name of her father-in-law Ishwar Lamsal, this award is presented to  journalists who have made significant contributions to the journalism field in Makwanpur since 2018.

Likewise, Pragya Maya Thakuri was honoured with the ‘Apsara Timsina Lamsal Memorial Literary Award’, Mukti Govinda Baidya with the ‘Aanchal Award’, Tika Atreya with the ‘Pratibha Dhital Chhanda (Lyric) Award’ and Madhav Pokhrel with the ‘Tikadutta-Mayadevi-Kulkumari Literary Award’.

In addition, ‘Balkumari Jagannath Bhetwal Memorial Literary Honour’ was presented to Bobby Thapa, ‘Suntalimaya Shrestha Youth Award’ to Bishnu Bahadur Bishwokarma, ‘Banaskhandi Khadga Paudel Talent Award’ to Om Bhakta Bhandari, ‘Mukti-Tara Nawa Pratibha Award’ to Kritika Laudari and ‘Mangaladevi Shrestha Child Talent Award’ to Samarpan Neupane.

 In the programme, Minister Shrestha said that the government has not paid enough attention to the field of literature and art and said that the province government would for the promotion of art and literature by making a plan.

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