Ministry awards sports journalistsMinister for Youth and Sports Dawa Lama Tamang, secretary Kedar Neupane and Nepal Sports Journalists Forum president Durga Nath Subedi handed over the awards.
Nepalgunj-based sports journalist Kamal Khatri was honoured with the National Sports Journalism Award at the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, on Sunday.
The ministry also gave sports journalism motivational awards to seven other mediapersons—one each from all seven provinces—and a female journalist.
Khatri, who has been working as a sports reporter for more than a decade, received a purse of Rs50,000 along with the letter of appreciation. Minister for Youth and Sports Dawa Lama Tamang, secretary Kedar Neupane and Nepal Sports Journalists Forum president Durga Nath Subedi handed over the awards.
Muna Karki got the female sports journalism award while Himal Kharel (Province 1), Ranjan Kumar Bhandari (Province 2), Anil Malla Thakuri (Bagmati), Madhav Aryal (Gandaki), Mukti Babu Regmi (Lumbini), Sitaram Ojha (Sudurpaschim), and Bhupesh Upadhayaya (Karnali) won the motivational awards. Each received a purse of Rs25,000 and letter of appreciation.