Grameen Patrakarita Puraskar 2018 to be awarded to Kushhang Leewang

Gangtok, 14 Nov:

Press Club of Sikkim has decided to confer ‘Grameen Patrakarita Puraskar’ this year on journalist Kushhang Leewang, informs a press release from PCS.

Mr.Leewang is a West district correspondent for local English dailies, Sikkim Reporter and Sikkim Express.

Mr.Leewang’s reportage from West Sikkim has earned him the award instituted by Raj Bhawan to encourage rural reporting in the state. Mr.Leewang’s name was shortlisted from among several entries submitted before the PCS executive committee on 06 Nov.

He will be presented the award during the National Press Day celebration on 16 Nov.The award honours commendable work done by journalists specialising in rural reporting. Each year, one journalist is awarded on the occasion of National Press Day. The award comprises of a memento, a citation and a cash award.

Mr.Leewang, based in Gyalshing, West Sikkim, entered the field of journalism in 2013. He has raised several rural issues during his journalistic stint, the release mentions.