Information Minister seeks media role in nurturing feeling of nation development
Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Kumar Karki has insisted that media should play a meaningful role to foster a common feeling of nation building among the Nepalis.
While inaugurating the convention of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Nepal Television Associate branch here on Monday, he said, "The feeling and pride of being a Nepali is dominated by the political interests and identity, and this has pushed the nation backward."
People aspire more in the Republic Nepal that the government will continue efforts to make their wishes true and the role of media is equally pivotal for this, he said, adding that media could contribute to the nation by raising positive issues and issues of the people rather than the negative issues and political affairs.
He further said he had already directed media houses to implement the provision of minimum wages for working journalists. The government would recognize media as an industry if they abide by this provision.
On the occasion, FNJ Central President Dr Mahendra Bista said though the FNJ continued to advocate the issues of working journalists, they were yet to be fully addressed.
NTV Chair Mahesh Dahal General Manager Sachin Roka and Minimum Wages Fixation Committee Chair Poshan KC wished for success of the convention which will end electing a new leadership for the branch. RSS
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