Kantipur Television marks 16th anniversaryDuring his address, Chairman Sirohiya made a remark on the Media Council Bill, introduced by the government, saying that its draconian provisions aim to curtail press freedom.
Kantipur Television, one of Nepal’s first private television stations, has completed 16 years of operation.
Addressing a programme organised to mark the occasion on Monday, Kantipur Media Group Chairman and Managing Director Kailash Sirohiya said that the media house is ready to take on every challenge in order to disseminate information based on facts and truth.
“We should not put down our pens in the quest to deliver news based on facts even as the government continues to attack the media through various means,” said Chairman Sirohiya. “And since Kantipur Television was also a part during the fight for democracy, we will not backtrack from our responsibility of delivering correct information.”
During his address, Chairman Sirohiya made a remark on the Media Council Bill, introduced by the government, saying that its draconian provisions aim to curtail press freedom.
At the event, director at Kantipur Television, Jiba Lamichhane, said that failing to move ahead with time would put television behind. Director Ganesh Agrawal also stressed the need to take television to new heights in the coming days.
Seven Kantipur Television employees were awarded at the ceremony. Yubaraj Acharya from the news department and district correspondent J Pandey were awarded with the Best Journalist Award. Similarly, Chiranjivi Poudel from the news production department, cameraman Binod Koju, and Rajan Tamang from the engineering department were also awarded during the ceremony.
Likewise, Ganesh Karki from the administration department and Pratima Sharma from the marketing department were also awarded.