Gangtok, 30 Apr:
The YN Bhandari Smriti Puraskar for journalism was awarded to senior journalist Subash Rai, in a function held at Tara Palace today. The award was instituted by the family of Late YN Bhandari, who launched the first ever Nepali daily in 1978. He passed away in 2016.
The award was in recognition of his career in journalism starting from Sikkim Observer in 1995. He has worked in several other publications such as Gangtok Times, Sikkim Now and is currently the Managing Editor at Summit Times.
Tourism Minister, Ugen T Gyatso attended the function as the chief guest accompanied by his Cabinet colleagues, Agriculture Minister, Somnath Poudyal and IPR Minister, AK Ghatani.