Kathmandu: The 62nd anniversary programme of Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS), the official State-owned news agency, has commenced at the news agency’s central office at Bhadrakali Plaza. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ inaugurated the main programme by lighting the Panas lamp.
RSS has organised programmes at its all the seven provincial offices today on the occasion. It is also conferring honour and awards to the outstanding reporters, editors and employees today coinciding with the 62nd anniversary. Books related to the National News Agency are also being launched today. RSS was founded on Falgun 7, 2018 B.S. by merging then two news agencies operating in the private sector.
Since its inception, RSS has been collecting and disseminating official, reliable and fact-based news under the major theme of ‘Communications for Development’. The ‘Nepal Sambad Committee’ and ‘Sagarmata Sambad Committee’ were merged to form the government-run ‘Rastriya Sambad Samiti’ on 18 February 1962.
The Rastriya Samachar Samiti has been operating as an autonomous organization following the introduction of the Rastriya Samachar Samiti Act, 2019 B.S.
RSS has currently established offices in all seven provinces according to the federal structure of the country. It has been continuously disseminating its news-based products through online service to its subscribers including radio, newspapers, television and online news portals all over the country from 6 am to 11 pm every day. It has also started audio visual service from July 17, 2022.
The news agency has been providing news products in Nepali and English languages while it also provides international news of various new agencies, as well as articles, audio and visual and photographs.