Friday, September 12, 2008

Fortnightly paper stops, appeals for support

Kathmandu, September 10: The Bhutan Jagaran (BJ), widely circulated Nepali fortnightly newspaper in camps, published by the Nepali Sahitya Parishad Bhutan (NSPB) discontinued its hard prints from August due to the lack of potential funding."We tried all means and measures not to stop the publication for several months but finally we are doing this", said Khem Kafle, the editor of the paper.
According to Kafle, several organizations including the aid agencies working in the camps, exiled organizations and well-wishers have been reached for the support. But, none of them listened to the appeal to make the BJ printed.Bhola Sapkota, who is an active member of the NSPB, said that when people were disorganized in the initial stage of camp set-up, the BJ played a crucial role to disseminate news on Bhutan, the Bhutanese citizens and related issues.
"Now we are losing the regular newspaper that has touched many readers in camps", Sapkota expressed.The NSPB, issuing a circular yesterday, has appealed its well-wishers and aid agencies to help continue the paper
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