Launched in 1977, Himali Bela (Nepali: हिमाली बेला) rose with the new dawn of democracy in Sikkim and since then, it is the voice of the majority Nepali reading community of the Sikkim Himalayan region. The premier Nepali daily is trusted by readers as a credible medium of unbiased news as per the vision of its founder Late Ram Patro.
Himali Bela ran as a weekly newspaper for three decades and evolved into a daily newspaper from 24th August, 2007. This saw another growth in circulation and acceptance as it satiated the desire of its readers in hundreds of villages and growing towns to read news daily.
The essence of Himali Bela stems from the need for a Nepali language newspaper felt by the Late Ram Patro for recording and disseminating information about changes in Sikkim and neighbouring hill region during the tumultuous period of mid 70s. During that passage of history, news outreach was limited to a section of English newspapers readers. It was Himali Bela that came forward and catered to the common hill man.