Federation of Nepali Indigenous Journlist (FONIJ) celebrated its 22nd anniversary on 27th Shrawan. On the occasion of its 22nd anniversary FONIJ honored 10 journalists and two mother tongue newspaper. Honored journalists were Kumar Yatru, Bhawani Baral, Tilak Pun, Rak Kumar Dikpal, Aangdawa Sherpa, Rachana Shrestha, Indrajit Mukhiya and Mausam Roka Magar. They each received 20 thousand cash rupees. Program was held at premises of FONIJ in the presence of Chief Information Commissioner. Similarly Tek Raj Thami and Santa Gaha Magar were honored by FONIJ UK prize with cash rupees 25 thousand each. FONIJ has started to honor mother tongue papers from this year and this year honored papers were Tanchhopa monthly of Limbu language and Pahura daily of Tharu.