Kathmandu, June 8:
The Gorkhapatra Corporation bade farewell to Mukti Ram Rijal, managing editor of "The Rising Nepal", amidst a function held at the Rising Nepal office on Friday.
Rijal received compulsory retirement on the age ground. Sita Ram Agrahari, acting general manager of the corporation and editor of Gorkhapatra Daily, bade farewell to retiring Rijal presenting him a letter of appreciation in appreciation of his 26 years of service at the corporation during when Rijal worked at the English daily under various capacities.
The acting editor-in-chief of the daily, Ajay Rana, wrapped a shawl on the outgoing senior colleague while deputy general manager of the corporation, Binod Aryal, presented him with a memento.
Senior and junior staffs of the corporation and journalists working with the Rising Nepal also bade farewell to their senior colleague.
Managing editor Rijal had entered the corporation in 2042 B.S as sub editor at the nationís oldest English daily.
Speaking at the farewell programme, acting general manger Agrahari said that the corporation has been passing through a difficulty time owing to some financial crises. Some internal problems of the corporation have also posed obstruction to the management in carrying out its work properly, he informed.
The Rising Nepal daily news paper is not lagging behind and is not weaker than other English newspapers, Agrahari said. The new generation of journalists can learn more from the experience and knowledge of Rijal because has served the journalism for a very long time, he added.
Retired Rijal said that the Gorkhapara daily and the Rising Nepal still possessed some competitive edge in the journalism. There are still readers who love the Rising Nepal, which is a good sign that the daily could make big splash in days ahead, Rijal said. Gorkhapatra Daily is a heritage and pillar of the nation and there is a possibility to uplift the publication of the corporation and improve the condition, he said.
Now, as the corporation has got a good leadership who could improve the corporationís condition both at macro and micro level, it is hoped that good days are ahead for the corporation, Rijal said.
He wished for better future and further development of the corporation. At the function, chiefs of the various departments and other GC employees were present.
Similarly, the corporation also bade farewell to Archana Khanal, director at the planning department. She received her compulsory retirement on the age ground. Khanal had entered the corporation in 2039 B.S as a junior level staff and later received promotion to become an integral part of the corporationís management until the time of her retirement.