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Rajdeep Sardesai to deliver Kamala Saikia memorial lecture in Guwahati

Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief of CNN – IBN & IBN 7 will deliver the eighth Kamala Saikia memorial lecture in Guwahati on August 9 (Sunday). The programme will begin at 4 pm in the auditorium of Vivekananda Kendra at Uzan Bazar of the city.

Organised by the Journalist Kamala Saikia Memorial Trust in association with Guwahati Press Club, the function will witness the felicitation to two veteran Assamese journalists DN Bezboruah (former editor of The Sentinel) and Radhika Mohan Bhagawati (editor of Dainik Batori).

Presently the president of Editors’ Guild of India, Sardesai is an Oxford University passed out and he was honoured with a number of national and international awards including Sanskriti and Padmashree Award. Son of a former India Test batsman Dilip Sardesai, Rajdeep has special interest on cricket, media and politics.

The JKSM trust, formed in the memory of journalist and freedom fighter Kamala Saikia-who was killed by the militants belonged to United Liberation Front of Assam on August 9, 1991-has been organizing the programme, where some of the outstanding editor-journalists of South Asia were invited to deliver the lecture primarily on the media and society.

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