Pokhara—Recentfusion.com Editor in Chief Mr. Rup Narayan Dhakal is to be honored with Gajendra Bhandari Memorial Creative National Journalism Award 2074 BS. The award of Rs 25,000 cash was established by the family of late journalist Gajendra Bhandari in his memory.
The 35th meeting of Federation of Nepali Journalists (Kaski) meeting decided to honor journalist Dhakal with that award, informed FNJ joint secretary Dinnath Baral. Earlier, a committee headed by senior journalist Krishna Prasad Bastola had been formed to pick a qualified personality to provide that award. According to FNJ Kaski Secretary Ram Prasad Timilsena, Dhakal was selected following the recommendation of that committee. Journalists Shyam Nath Kunwar and Ratan Gurung are also the members of that committee.
Dhakal who is the permanent resident of Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolitan City- 32, Satmuhane/Chainpur is also a correspondent of national English daily- The Himalayan Times. He started his journalism career two decade ago from then Gagan Weekly and has already worked for then Janamat Daily, Pokharapatra Daily, Samadhan Daily, Rajdhani Daily, Annapurna Post Daily, Himdoot Daily, Ohmynews International of South Korea.
Masters degree in Economics, Dhakal has received several journalism trainings from FNJ, Nepal Press Institute, Pokhara Chamber of Commerce and Industry, HWK Mainz Germany and US Embassy in Nepal.