7 June, Ratnanagar (Chitwan)- Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) has launched the Science Writing/Training programme for the first time for journalists outside the capital city.
The three-day training programme started on Tuesday for the journalists based in Chitwan in order to impart them the knowledge of news writing on science and technology, the related jargon and to identity if the information material is related to science.
The Academy, which was established in 1982, is only now launching such kind of training programmes outside of Kathmandu.
NAST Promotion and Publicity Division Chief, Ramila Raut, said the training has been launched for the first time outside the capital city beginning from Chitwan for promoting the factual use of information on science and technology.
During the inaugural ceremony, Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Chitwan President, Radheshyam Khatiwada, expressed belief the training will be fruitful in increasing the journalists’ capacity to identify technical words while writing news on science and technology.
More than 20 journalists from various media outlets based in Chitwan are taking part in the training which will conclude tomorrow.