Journalist should fight for their due rights: Panery MLA
UDALGURI: Journalist should fight for their due rights.Media as a fourth pillar if democracy has a great role to play in a democratic nation like India. The journalists highlight the problems of common people but the plight of journalists remains unaddressed.This was observed by Paneri MLA,Kamali Basumatari while addressing the working journalists at a special felicitation programme here at Presidency Junior College in Tangla of Udalguri district on Sunday. The four times legislator further stated that the common people have a wrong notion that journalists are privileged class but in ground reality they face lots of hurdles from getting due wages to criticism by section of people. "I am always open to suggestions of the public amd media.The positive criticism by media encourages me to work better. I have always fought for women and child rights and media have helped me highlight them." She added.Speaking on the ocassion journalist Gunajit Das said," Media though considered four pillars of democracy has not been duly recognized and the journalist given due recognition. He lamented the fact that the Majithia Wage Board suggestions regarding wages to journalists have been largely ignored by many media houses.The event organized by Udalguri district committee Assam Press Correspondents Union(APCU) in collaboration of Tangla Press Club feted 18 journalists of Udalguri district who been received accredition cards by the State Information and Public Relations (IPR). The event also awarded four journalists with Young Media Persons Award namely Bapan Sarma,Diganta Kumar Sarma,Bhuban Thapoliya and Gunajit Das. The programme was attended by Udalguri AKRSU,President, Hemanta Bora Koch; senior journalists Imran Hussain,Naba Kumar Deka; noted citizen,Likhan Das,Principal of Presidency Junior College,Mohan Das. The event also witnessed the felicitation of a number of local newspaper hawkers.
30 Jul 2017 - 12:01am | SK Hasan
“History is the back-bone of a nation and no nation can thrive without its history,” said Mayur Bora, a well-known writer in a seminar organized by Nazira Press Club on its 26th Foundation Day on Saturday at Nazira. The seminar on “Study of History and the identity crisis of the ethnic people of Assam” was organized in the memory of journalist Pabonath Sarmah and Nilo Guhain with a day-long programme that saw distinguished gathering. Mayur Borah and Rajdip Bailung Baruahwere the chief guests. Both the speakers dwelt at length on the negative effects of globalization and free market economy that has been depriving the ethnic people of their rights on their own land. Hiranya Kumar Bhattachaya, Hemakanta Sarmah, Keshab Borgohain and Prasanta Dutta were felicitated by the Nazira Press Club on the occasion.
13 Jan 2009 - 5:54pm | editor
The Centre has sent a set of stringent guidelines to Dispur to firmly deal with ULFA who have been mongering more trouble. According to information, these guidelines were sent after home minister held a security meeting on Monday in Delhi.
The meeting further considered a regional security coordination centre to ensure a better coordination and joint operations in the north eastern region.
Chidambaram also directed the security forces to finalise their operational strategies. Also, the high level meeting studied the inter-state movement of insurgents in the region and their linkages across the states bordering Bangladesh and Myanmar.
15 Jun 2008 - 3:30am | editor
The cofferdam of the 2000 MW Subansiri Hydropower Project has breakage at around 11.30 AM this morning. Due to this, water level at the Subansiri riverbed has suddenly risen up and washed away several huts located at the bank of the river. More than 100 villages are affected in the downstream of the river. Panigaon is the worst effected area. There is no news of any casualty so far. Due to continuous rains and disrupted communication, no news of the actual situation of that area is available as of now.
National Hydropower Corporation (NHPC) is responsible for the construction of the dam.
Peoples Movement for Subansiri Brahmaputra Valley (PMSBV) has already predicted about today's incident some time back, which becoame true morning.
Peoples Movement for Subansiri Brahmaputra Valley
FIle photo: Bhaskar Sabhapandit