Kantipur Media Group observes 26th anniversary with fanfare

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Feb 20, 2019-

Kantipur Media Group marked its 26th anniversary amid a function at its central office in Thapathali on Tuesday.

Every year, the group celebrates its anniversary on Falgun 7, which coincides with Democracy Day.

Addressing the function, KMG Chairman and Managing Director Kailash Sirohiya said the annual event has given a determination to carry on strongly while introspecting the past years’ success. “We have come across a lot of ups and down, but every time we have learnt some new lessons,” he said.

Sirohiya thanked all the KMG staffers who worked days and nights to come up with factual and reliable news to garner public trust.  “We as a Group stand by the factual information and leave no stone unturned to grant people’s right for ‘right information’ which we have been practicing for long,” said Sirohiya.  

 Editor-in-Chief of The Kathmandu Post Anup Kaphle said, “I never thought I would return to Nepal to

become an editor of one of the most prominent newspapers in the country. This is an opportunity to share what I have learnt about journalism in my 15 years in America.”   

Kaphle also vowed to bring out stories from the field, from districts and from provinces. “Good journalism is about writing what is going to make a lot of people uncomfortable; let them feel uncomfortable,” he said.

 Echoing the view of Kaphle, Kantipur daily’s Editor-in-Chief Narayan Wagle said he would be more proactive in disseminating the factual information in a more accurate and credible way. “I am back to my home again,” said Wagle, who has been leading the daily for the past six months. Wagle was associated with the Kantipur daily since its establishment and served as its editor for five years before he resigned in 2008.

 “We are here after 26 years of struggle and are able to garner people’s trust. We have established ourselves as the most trusted and powerful media in the country and this will continue in the days to come,” he said.

 Wagle also talked about the two-day Kantipur Conclave, organised by the Kantipur Media Group, that had brought together eminent speakers and participants from across the globe for discussions on diverse issues faced by Nepal, and solutions to take the country forward.

“In the discussion, chief ministers stressed on the need for decentralisation of issues. Now, our journalism will focus more on local issues of the provinces,” Wagle said.

 During the annual function, the KMG distributed employee of the year awards to the reporters and

photographers of its publications and Radio Kantipur with cash prize and certificate of appreciation.

 Sub-Editor Chandan Kumar Mandal from The Kathmandu Post and Assistant Senior Sub-Editor

Makar Shrestha of the Kantipur daily were named the employee of the year. Likewise, other staff members of the Media Group, including journalists and employees from general administration and circulation, were also awarded for their contributions.

Published: 20-02-2019 09:52

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