KATHMANDU, Jan 16: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) is to mourn the death of its central member Tribhuvan Paudel for 13 days. Journalist Paudel was one of the victims of the Yeti Airlines plane crash that took place in Pokhara on Monday.
Accordingly, the FNJ has decided to close its central, provincial and all branch offices on Monday and not hold any formal programs except for the mourning for the next 13 days. Likewise, a condolence book will be kept at the central, provincial and branch offices for 13 days starting Monday for those wishing to express their tributes to late Paudel.
Paudel began his journalism career with the Pokhara Hotline Daily and worked for Annapurna FM and Nepal Television. Lately, he was the publisher and editor of Pokhara Hotline daily newspaper. The 37-year-old is survived by his wife and a son.
Issuing a statement, the FNJ has said that the death of Paudel has caused an irreparable loss to the Nepali journalism sector.