Journalists urged to play positive role in society’s uplift

A Correspondent
Doomdooma, June 24: The mid-term general body meeting of Tinsukia District Journalists Association (TDJA), which was held with a day-long programme at the auditorium of Kakapather public library on Saturday, laid emphasis on the positive role to be played by scribes in social uplift.

Dwelling on the subject ‘The role and responsibilities of the journalists and their grievances’ in the delegates session, journalists Dhiren Deka, Dr Rishi Das and Himen Bhattacharya opined that while the journalists had to be fair, truthful and objective in their reporting, they should also follow up particular problems of the society in order to play a positive role in its uplift.

At the same time, the speakers stressed mitigating the genuine grievances of the scribes by the media and publishing houses and appealed to the government to give due recognition to the out-station scribes as well. There were also others representing Digboi, Margherita, Tinsukia, Doomdooma, Kakapather, Saikhowa and Sadiya Press Clubs who, too, dwelt on the organizational matters and stressed unity and proper coordination between the district body and different press clubs under its jurisdiction.

The programme got underway with hoisting of flags of TDJA and Kakapather Press Club followed by smriti tarpan and tree plantation in the morning. Surendra Nath Dahotia, retired Principal of Kakapather HS School and former president of Tinsukia Zila Sahitya Sabha inaugurated the delegates’ session which was presided over by president Anuj Kalita.

A number of resolutions on giving identity cards and appointment letters to scribes, improvement of the bypass connecting NH-37 passing through Dhola Bazar, Kesaikhaiti Xal with the road leading to Bhupen Hazarika Setu, immediate functioning of the already completed Industrial Training Centre (ITI) at Dirak, and immediate execution of proposed new railway line from Dangari to Roing in Arunachal Pradesh were adopted.