National Journalism Award winner Gajendra Budhathoki is a Nepali journalist with over 23 years experiences. He has started his career early age of 18, when he was in college. He has worked with various Daily Newspapers, periodicals, and online news agencies like Nepal Samcharpatra, Rajdhani, Dainikee.com, Karobar Economic Daily and others.
He is exposed to various national and international training in journalism made available by Nepal Press institute, Center for Investigate Journalism and specialized trainings on Economic/Business Journalism via Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS)- Pakistan, Nepal Rastra Bank, SAWTEE, SEJON.
He is former General Secretary of Society of Economic Journalist in Nepal (SEJON) and founder President IT Journalist Forum.
He is the winner of Developing Asia Journalism Award, National Journalism Award, and other media related recognition in Nepal. Awarded by Nepal Government, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADB-I) Japan, Press Council Nepal, Nepal Government Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF), ROTARY INTERNATIONAL, ICT ASSOCIATION of Nepal, Reporters Club Nepal and other organizations. Gajendra is the first Nepali young journalist, who is the winner of Intentional Award, Developing Asia Journalism Award, in 2004, at age of 25 .
He is the writer of the book on Nepal’s economic development “20 Years of Economic Liberalization” (Aarthik Udarikaran Ka Bees Barsha) and “Contemporary Nepalese Economy” (Samakilin Nepali Arthatantra)
He is the Member of the High Level Government committee for the PWD’s right protection. He is also advocating for the Protection of human rights related with Peoples with Disabilities (PWD’s). He is also affiliated with the Global Academy of Tourism and Hospitality Education (GATE) .