From A CORRESPONDENT
TANGLA, Nov 16: The tiol Press Day was observed by the jourlists of four districts of BTAD here at the DC office complex, Udalguri with a two-day long programme which concluded on Thursday. The programme was held under the aegis of Information and Public Relations Department, BTC, in collaboration with BTC Region Jourlists Association. In this connection, an open session was held in the DC office complex which was iugurated by Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri, Dilip Kr. Das.
Delivering his iugural speech, Das reiterated the role of media as watch dog of the society. He also spoke on the hardships endured by the people of the media fraternity in collection of news. He exhorted the jourlists to make a positive impact in the society. A souvenir titled Ga-Prahari was also formally released on the occasion by State PHE and Food and Civil Supplies Minister Rihon Daimari.
Speaking on the occasion, Daimari said that media had to play a great role in the society. He exhorted jourlists to play a positive role upholding truth for the greater interest of the people. He reiterated the role of media in imbibing a sense of brotherhood and commul harmony among different communities. “The BTC region being very sensitive, the jourlists of the region need to cautious and carry out extensive study before dispensing any news,” Daimari added. Three senior jourlists, Paban Hazarika, Prasanta Baruah and Kiteswar Sarma were also feted on the occasion with a memento and xarai.
The session was also addressed by EM BTC Jagadish Sarkar, who in his speech thanked the media fraternity for pointing out the issues which needed attention. “In present day scerio of the State, the jourlists have to adopt a very positive outlook to promote brotherhood among different communities,” Sarkar said. In his speech as guest of honour, Dilip Chandan spoke on the radical changes in the field of jourlism. “Jourlism is a great challenge in today’s world of social media,” he said. He exhorted jourlists to be committed to the society and to come up with regiol magazines, tabloids, newspapers and weeklies in vercular languages published from small towns to strengthen the roots of jourlism and reach out to people in remote hamlets.
Earlier the day-long programme started with flag hoisting by president of BTC Region Jourlists’Association, Gautam Jyoti Talukdar, followed by homage to martyrs by general secretary of the organization, Jaiklong Brahma.
BONGAIGAON: Along with the other parts of country, the tiol Press Day was observed on Thursday in Bongaigaon. Binurani Rajbanshi, District Information and Public Relation Officer of Bongaigaon district, said that the programme was organized by DIPRO office of Bongaigaon in association with Greater Bongaigaon Press Club.
“The programme held in Greater Bongaigaon Press Club premises started with lighting of lamp. The main meeting was presided over by senior jourlist Ranjit Sarma where several noted persons, including Haren Chakraborty, Head of the Mass Communication Department of Bongaigaon College, and Tejesh Tripathy, senior jourlist were present. In his speech, Ranjit Sarma described about several problems faced by jourlists while performing their duty. Students of Bongaigaon College participated in this programme,” she said.
Kokrajhar: The tiol Press Day was observed in Kokrajhar by Kokrajhar Press Club in a befitting manner. As per the programme, president of Kokrajhar Press Club, Preetam Brahma Choudhury hoisted the organization flag followed by homage to the jourlists who have lost their lives by Kokrajhar Press Club general secretary Hari Shankar Thakur. A one-minute silence was observed in memory of the jourlists who are no more. The media persons in the district discussed various problems faced by the working jourlists, including interl and exterl threats, while doing their duty.