Writer - journalist Samiran Chettri to receive Kanchendzonga Kalam Puruskar 2015

Writer - journalist Samiran Chettri
Renowned writer and senior Sikkim based journalist Samiran Chettri will be conferred with     Kanchendzonga Kalam Puruskar 2015 on the eve of 13th Foundation Day of Press Club of Sikkim on July 17. The decision to present the award to Chettri was unanimously decided at a meeting called by the PCS on Thursday. Chettri started journalism almost three decades ago from Suchana Patra Niwaydan in 1983 and has worked at various Nepali newspapers including Aabha Dainik, Himalchuli, Darjeeling Times, Himali Bela and Ghilka among others. He was conferred the Sahitya Academy Puruskar in 2009. Similarly, the PCS has decided to felicitate Himali Bela editor Mala Rana Patro for her contribution in the field of journalism and the development of media in the state. The Lagansheel Yuva Patrakar Puruskar 2015 has been decided to be conferred to Hamro Prajasakti assistant editor Parshuram Dhakal. The meeting today was conducted under the chairmanship of Agriculture Minister Som Nath Paudyal. (HS)

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