Biennial session of North Lakhimpur Press Club concludes
Journalism is a prestigious profession - socially, legally and constitutionally.
LAKHIMPUR: "Journalism is a prestigious profession - socially, legally and constitutionally. Various acts and legal codes have recognized the profession realizing its dignity and value. Media is undoubtedly important for ensuring the amelioration of society and protection of the democracy. So the journalists should proceed with a scientific view," Tutumoni Phukan, the secretary of the Assam Union of Working Journalists (AUWJ) said in Lakhimpur on Monday. He said so while delivering lecture by taking part in the open session-cum-public meeting of the biennial session of the North Lakhimpur Press Club (NLPC).
The programme commenced with president Sailen Baruah in the chair while secretary Karuna Krishna Nath explained the objective of the programme. In connection, the appointed speaker further stated that the judicious right of the journalists' fraternity should be secured and an environment for their quality development should be ensured.
The public meeting was inaugurated by former NLPC president, cultural activist Surajit Bhuyan who laid emphasis on working hard to establish the press clubs as strong social institutions. Internationally acclaimed innovator, Padma Shri Dr. Uddhab Bhorali was present in the programme as special guest. He said, "The media has been playing the role of opposition in Assam for the last 20 years."
Attending as invited guests, Lakhimpur District Information and Public Relation Officer, Mandira Chayengiya lauded the journalists to be the brain of the society. "The role of journalists for the social development cannot be denied. The society and government must think about their security and wellbeing. At present, the State Government has adopted various schemes for the betterment of the journalists' fraternity and the schemes have been implemented by the Information and Public Relation Department," she asserted while laying stress on the strengthening of the coordination among the society, media and government.