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Narendra Shrestha bags Photo of the Year award

Kathmandu

Jul 6, 2018-

Narendra Shrestha has been awarded the first prize with Photo of the Year title in the IME-Global IME Nepal Photo Competition-2018 organised by Photo Journalists' Club in the capital city. 

He had captured a photo of a person releasing his five-year-old dead child in the Koshi River after the child died in the inundation at Kulari village of Saptari district last year. With the award, he has got the cash prize of Rs 100,000. 

Similarly, Dipendra Rokka's photo secured first prize under 'Shikar Insurance Nepal Smile' category while Narendra's became second and Surej Shrestha's the third. 

It was Sunita Dangol to earn first prize in the category of 'IMS Daily Life', while Durga Ranamagar's became second and Kheshab Thapa's the third. 

The best photojournalists were awarded by Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Baskota, organizing body Chairman Bikash Karki and others. 

On the occasion, Minister Baskota said the importance of photojournalism was growing day by day, and he would take utmost initiative for the development of this sector. 

A member of the decision committee and Chief Editor at baahrakhari.com news portal, Prateek Pradhan, said various aspects of photos as quality, art and composition were taken into account while judging for the prize. 

Meanwhile, winner of the Photo of the Year award, Shrestha announced that he would provide Rs 70,000 to the family of Kamal Sada, who died in the inundation in Saptari last year and Rs 30,000 to the family of journalist Yadav Thapaliya. 

The best photos would be displayed in Nepal Art Council gallery for a week after July 31. 

Published: 06-07-2018 20:11

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