Journalist Athak chosen for ‘senior citizen journalism award’


POKHARA — The Senior Citizen Concerned Society Nepal has decided to present the ‘senior citizen journalism award- 2017’ to Pokhara-based journalist Kamal Poudel Athak.

Earlier, a three-member committee was formed under the convenorship of society advisor Peetambar Sharma Nepal, to recommend the name of a candidate for the prize.

The award that carries a purse of Rs 5,555 was instituted by organisation executive committee member Ichha Bahadur Wagle in commemoration of his mother Setimaya.

The annual award is presenting the second time and the first time, it had been announced for Purna Bahadur BK of Tanahu and both awards will be given away on the occasion of the organisation fifth general assembly to be held in Pokhara on coming October 28.

As the organisation states, it is given to a journalist creating social awareness on the issues /rights of senior citizens through the means of writing. RSS