Kathmandu, February 18, 2018: Documentary Producer and Journalist Mohan Mainali received this year’s ‘Forum of Development Journalist’ (FDJ) award on February 15, 2018, in Kathmandu.
Bharat Dutta Koirala, 2002 winner of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award and former senior editor of Gorkha Patra, handed the award to Mainali on the occasion of the second anniversary of the FDJ.
After receiving the award, Mainali shared that he worked in this field to figure out his passion which later became his contribution to the nation.
In the ceremony, Koirala mentioned that development journalism plays a vital role in the development and prosperity of the nation. “I started my journey of development journalism 45 years ago in different time and situation. It is high time that journalists brought out development agenda in a critical framework. Development of the nation is not possible without the observation and effort of the journalists,” Koirala added.