GANGTOK: This year’s Khangchendzonga Kalam Puraskar, initiated by the Press Club of Sikkim, will be awarded to senior journalist and Editor/Publisher, Weekend Review, Ashok Chatterjee.
Mr. Chatterjee has been awarded for his outstanding contributions towards the development of journalist in the State. He has been working as a journalist in Sikkim since the 90s.
The Press Club has also decided to award Kavita Sharma, Correspondent, Nayuma News with the first “Most Dedicated Young Journalist” award, which has been established from this year.
Pranay Lamichaney, Editor, Himali Purba Sandesh, Nepali weekly, will receive the Certificate of Appreciation.
These awards will be given during a special function on July 17, the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the Press Club of Sikkim.
The Club will also establish its library on this occasion. It has invited contributors to donate books to the library.
The Khangchendzonga Kalam Puraskar was established in 2005. The award was previously given to senior journalist Kishore Moktan and prominent writer and scholar, Dr. Kumar Pradhan.