Print Edition - 2015-02-20 | Nation
Kantipur marks 22nd anniv
Feb 19, 2015-
The Kantipur Media Group observed its 22nd anniversary amid a function organised at Subidhanagar on Thursday.
Addressing the programme, the Group’s Chairman and Managing Director Kailash Sirohiya thanked the media house employees, readers, distributors and the well-wishers for their constant dedication and support. “It is because of our new contents that people have accepted our publications so well. The readers are our asset and we are indebted to them,” he said.
Sirohiya also announced that the YouTube channel of M&S, a weekly supplement of The Kathmandu Post, will now be aired on Kantipur television and said the eight-page supplement has been increased to 12. He said all programmes under the “Corporate Social Responsibility” will now be undertaken by the Kantipur Foundation, which on Wednesday named national cricket team as “Kantipur Icon”.
Sirohiya also urged political leaders to promulgate new constitution in time in order to bring prosperity and stability in the country.
Speaking at the function, The Kathmandu Post Editor-in-Chief Akhilesh Upadhyay said the “Money” supplement and yearender were their major achievements. Recalling the initial days of the Publications, Upadhyay said whatever it published used to be breaking news the next day. “Though credibility still lies on the broadsheet dailies, we should digitise the newsroom and think of ways to present news in styles different from traditional reporting,” he said.
Also, Kantipur daily’s Editor-in-Chief Sudheer Sharma said they are now leading the market in print as well as web version of Kantipur, the largest selling Nepali daily. “We have to explore more to link print and web accordingly. Also reaching out to people who live outside the country will be our priority,” he said.
Editor-in-Chief of Nepal magazine Prashant Aryal said it is commendable that despite such a short journey, the Group has been able to add more wings. Kantipur Saptahik and Nari Editor-in-Chief Subash Dhakal said the support from staffers has been a major reason for the success.
On the occasion, staffers from various departments of the Kantipur Publications were awarded for their outstanding performance in the past year.
Post’s Sub-editors Kumud Dewan Basnet and Manish Gautam were honoured with the Best Performance Award. Likewise, Kantipur daily’s Assistant Senior Sub-editor Roshan Adhikari, Saptahik/Nari Assistant Senior Sub-editor Bidur Kahtiwada, Nepal weekly Junior Sub-editor Upahar Jung Shahi, Photography Department’s Junior Sub-editor Nimesh Jang Rai, among others, were also awarded for excellent performance. Also honoured were Junior Executive of Marketing Department Kabita RC, Finance Department Executive Paras Bhardwaj, Kantipur’s Dolakha-based Junior Sub-editor Rajendra Manandhar and Administration Department’s Senior Assistant Nibha Acharya.
Assistant Senior Sub-editor of Kantipur Shekhar Adhikari, Nari/Saptahik Junior Assistant Layout Designer Kabindra Maharjan, Nepalgunj-based stringer Thakur Singh Tharu were also awarded on the occasion.
Similarly, Max Media Pvt Ltd, Thomson Nepal and Media Basket were awarded as the best media advertising companies.
Published: 20-02-2015 09:07