The award consists of a citation, memento, shawl and cash of Rs. 10,000.
Chettri, 81, has served media of Sikkim and Darjeeling hills for more than three decades. He is currently staying at Siliguri.
Thanking the PCS for recognizing his long service to the media, Chettri said the award gives the message to all that dedicated service yields rewards. There may not be big money or security in media profession, but there is satisfaction, he said.
Mrs Mala Rana Patro was felicitated by the PCS on the occasion for her long service to Sikkimese media. She was recognized for giving regularity to two local dailies – SIKKIM EXPRESS and Himali Bela for the past three decades.
Similarly, Hamro Prajashakti sub-editor Parsuram Dhakal, 31, was presented with the ‘Lagansheel Yuva Patrakar’ award on the occasion.
Source - Sikkim Express