DHUBRI: Om Prakash Todi was awarded posthumously on National Press Day in a meeting organized to observe the day under the auspices of Dhubri District Information and Public Relations Office here at Dhubri Circuit House conference hall on Saturday.
Two more journalists – Pranabasish Roy and Rajive Sarma – were also felicitated and awarded with a citation for their contribution in the field of reporting and also to encourage them to serve the society as responsible journalists.
Speaking in the seminar on ‘The Role of Young Journalists in development of the Society’, Prof (Dr) Upendrajit Sarma of Bholanath College, Dhubri, spoke at length on the role of young journalists and the journalist fraternity as a whole to build the society by reporting on issues afflicting the society.
“Nowadays, only reporting on any incident cannot bring any changes. Reporting with activism and passion are the need of the hour. Further, publishing negative news also cannot do good to the society. So, I feel that positive sides of any issue should be highlighted and encouraged, which in fact sends a better message to the society and helps in building an opinion against evil and wrongdoings,” Prof Sarma added.
Prof Sarma in his hour-long speech also named few journalists of Dhubri and appreciated them for rendering various services with their activism to bring changes in the society.
Dhubri District Information and Public Relations Officer (in-charge), Jiten Das while addressing the media persons, said that a digitalized ‘Dhubri News Website’ would be launched to keep a record of the happenings and published news in various dailies and news telecast in the electronic media of Dhubri district. Veteran journalist and retired Principal of Bholanath College, Prof. Girindra Nath Goswami, Dhubri Additional Deputy Commissioner Nayanjyoti Bhagawati and senior journalist Bijoy Kumar Sharma also spoke in the meeting while the retired teacher, Abdur Rahman presided over the meeting.