TORONTO, Canada, March 30: Reporters’ Club Nepal has extended its branch office in Toronto, Canada amid a special function on the occasion of Club’s 19th anniversary.
Club’s Central President Rishi Dhamala inaugurated the new office branch on Thursday. He expressed his gratitude to all political leaders, journalists, members of the club, civil society and well-wishers for the club’s outstanding journey and success of 19 years.
Dhamala, who is on a week-long visit to Canada, said, “Today Reporters’ Club Nepal has extended its branch to international level on its 19th anniversary celebration. 19 years ago, the club was launched by Late Former Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai. In this long journey, we have overcome thousands of challenges and ups and downs.”
“Reporters’ Club has ever shown its devotion for democracy and rule of law,” he added while addressing the celebration and inauguration ceremony.
Also a senior journalist and host of popular television show ‘Dhamala ko Hamala‘, he added, “I am really very excited for this particular occasion, especially to have established a branch in international level.”
The Canada branch has been established in chairmanship of Ullash Gautam. Likewise, Gokarna Lamichhane has been appointed as General Secretary and Namuna Prasai as club’s treasurer. Members of the branch office are Ramesh Thapa, Dr Nischan Poudel and Kiran Ghimire.
Similarly, Chief Advisor of the club is Dr Tulasi Ghimire while advisors are Non Resident Nepali Association Canada Chair Tulasi Pradad Sapkota, Nepalese Canadian Community Services Chair Gopal Bhandari, President of Lions Club Hari Shivakoti, Sudarshan Gautam, Bishnu Aryal, Mitra Kafle, Gita Gautam Vetuwal, Bharat Gautam, Narayan Ghimire and Binod Poudel.
Adding that Reporters’ Club had been a public forum for all the journalist and media persons, he rest assured that the club, with its reliability in social media, would win the hearts of people all over the world.
“This club has been a public forum for all journalists and media person. We have always delivered reliable and fact-based news, and we have fought for democracy, rule of law, and we have won the hearts of 30 million people. I promise that this club will continue working for country and its people,” he said.
He furthered, “There are thousands of Nepali living in Canada. It is our commitment to initiate and make efforts to open a Canadian Embassy in Nepal.”
He shared that Reporter’ Club Nepal would celebrate its 19th anniversary in Nepal at Rastriya Sabha Griha in Kathmandu on April 8 (Chaitra 26).
Stating that the cub would honor journalists working in different mass media on its anniversary, he added, “President, vice-president, Prime Minister, House speaker, Chief Justice among several other dignitaries will attend the anniversary celebration function.”
Several notable Nepalis living in Canada like entrepreneurs, businessmen, social workers, representatives of Non-resident Nepali organizations were also present in the program.