NRM vows to focus on anti-corruption stories

Published On: April 24, 2019 08:34 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Awards journos, staffs for best performance

KATHMANDU, April 24: Nepal Republic Media  (NRM) Pvt Ltd has vowed to become a voice against corruption by covering more investigative stories in the days to come.

Top officials and editors of different NRM publications made the announcement at a function organized to mark its tenth anniversary on Tuesday.

Addressing the function NRM Director Shova Gyawali said the publication has continuously raised voice against irregularities taking place in public institutions.

“We have been continuously raising issues of irregularities in public  organizations such as Nepal Oil Corporation, Sajha Prakashan, Sikta  Irrigation Project along with the Lalita Niwas land scam, and we continuously follow up on the issues until they are taken to a  logical conclusion,” she said while addressing the anniversary function.

NRM Chief Executive Officer Sambridhi Gyawali said that the publication  dreams to become one of the biggest media houses in the world. “We vow to work  against corruption for the sake of society, people and the nation, becoming  leading media in and outside the country,” she said. “While we will expand our digital products to globalize our content and further strengthen our print-based publications with more focus on  investigative stories in the days ahead.”

Editor-in-chief  Gunaraj Luitel of Nagarik national daily, underscored the importance of self-encouragement and regular update in the field of journalism.

Republica  Editor Subhash Ghimire said the reporters should be fully  dedicated and innovative throughout life to explore important stories  that could change society and to keep journalists always relevant.

Bishwa  Mani Pokharel, editor of Parivar monthly; Raja Ram Gautam, NRM digital  editor; and KP Dhungana, editor of the Shukrabar weekly, shared their views  and ideas about opportunities as well as challenges facing media house and  journalists.

Journos, staffers awarded for best performance
Meanwhile NRM awarded nine journalists and staffers working with its different publications on the occasion.

NRM completes its 10 years of establishment and enters 11th year on April 24.

Those awarded as NRM Stars include Republica Associate Editor Thira Lal Bhusal, Dhanagadhi correspondent Dil Bahadur Chhatyal and circulation chief Madan Aryal. 

Republica Op-ed editor Mahabir Paudyal was awarded as the best opinion writer of the year, Surkhet correspondent Nagendra Upadhyaya as best investigative reporter, Republica senior correspondent Bishnu Prasad Aryal as best news contributor, Nagarik online correspondent Prashant Lamichhane as the best news reporter, Ilam correspondent Bhim Chapagain as best feature writer and Parsa reporter Ritesh Tripathi was awarded as the best local reporter.

NRM Managing Director Binod Raj Gyawali and Director Shova Gyawali gave away the awards.

As NRM marked its completion of successful 10 years on Tuesday in an in-house function, the NRM is celebrating the commencement of its 11th year journey on Wednesday as a public function felicitating some exemplary individuals as Nagarik Nayak [Nagarik Heros].

Publisher of Republica and Nagarik dailies, NRM has its two radio stations, a weekly tabloid Shukrabar, a monthly magazine Parivar, along with provincial editions across the country and its digital platform Nagarik Network.

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