Journalists must disseminate the truth to readers: AJYCP
Terming this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for two journalists as a ‘great day for the journalists’
DOOMDOOMA: Terming this year's Nobel Peace Prize for two journalists as a 'great day for the journalists', Assam Jatiyatabadi Yuba-Chatra Parishad (AJYCP)'s Central Committee Secretary Palash Changmai said that the journalists must disseminate the truth to the readers inspite of all the odds that they have to face in discharge of their duties from time to time. He was addressing as a chief speaker at a felicitation programme organised by AJYCP, Doomdooma Regional committee at Doomdooma Sakha Xahitya Xabha premises as on Saturday.
Expressing his happiness at the inclusion of two journalists of Doomdooma Press Club along with four others who excelled in the field of literature, culture, sports and agriculture, he said that the selection procedure for such awards should be very impartial and judicious so that it didn't leave any room for criticism.
On the role of AJYCP during last four decades of its existence, he said that the organisation was fighting for just cause of the indigenous people of Assam. The different states in India were created on the basis of language. So was Assam. But the current census figures presented before us a very disturbing trend with regard to the existence of the Assamese speaking population. Obviously this decline of Assamese speaking people was the outcome of large scale infiltration and migration of people from outside and so the lnner Line Permit (ILP) and land rights to aboriginal people are must for our existence, he said.
The meeting which was presided over by Bina Devi Bordoloi, former Associate Professor, Doomdooma College and was addressed by Dr Prakash Jyoti Barthakur, Principal, Doomdooma College, as guest of honour.
In the beginning Surajit Moran, Joint Secretary, AJYCP welcomed the guests and conducted the felicitation programme. In the felicitation programme each of the awardees were given a citation, a momento and cash amount of Rs 5,000. Anuj Kalita and Manoj Dutta were given the AJYCP Pankaj Sonowal Memorial Journalism Award.