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Deputy Speaker calls on journalists to write in favour of good governance



Birtamod, Dec 25: Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Indira Rana Magar, has called upon journalists to write in support of good governance.

Addressing a programme to honour the founders of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Jhapa, Nepal, chapter and to hand over amount for the Journalist Support Fund, organised on the occasion of the 35th founding day of FNJ Jhapa here on Monday, she said the journalists should push their pens against corruption and in favour of good governance.

As the Deputy Speaker said, the low prevalence of corruption in the developed countries was because of the watchdog role played by the media there. “I urge journalists to move ahead with courage and confidence to fostering good governance in every sector. The journalists played significant role in establishing democracy in the country and they should play similar role now in promoting good governance,” she added.

Stating that good governance cannot be established only by making laws, she said the implementation aspect should be strong for producing results.

Founding Secretary Tara Baral and members Govinda Chand Chhetri and Mohan Dhungana were honoured on the occasion. Deputy Speaker Rana Magar felicited them by presenting them with Letter of Honour. At the programme, various donors contributed Rs 1 million to the Journalist Support Fund.

Baral and Binod Basnet who contributed to the Fund put their views at the programme presided over by FNJ Jhapa president Ekraj Giri.