KATHMANDU, April 11 -- The Literary Journalists Association honored Balkrishna Basnet, the chairman of the Press Council Nepal, with the title of 'Himdamaru' amid a program on Thursday.

The Association honored Basnet for his active engagement in conducting various studies from the journalism sector on mountainous region, environmental conservation, and the impact of climate change. He has also contributed to the protection of mountains for 25 years and produced a documentary on the impact of climate change on mountainous regions.

Senior writer Rochak Ghimire, senior artist Madandash Shrestha, Mount Everest climber Temba Tsheri Sherpa along with others honored Basnet with a shawl, garlands and a certificate.

During the program, Basnet h...