The Electronic Media Forum Assam (EMFA) has welcome the gesture of Satyam Foundation to offer Rs 51,000 as financial assistance for the treatment of Lalit Sarma, a Guwahati based television reporter. The EMFA also thanks Bhaskar Dev Konwar, a city based advocate, for offering Rs 11,000 for his treatment.
Sarma, a crime reporter of DY365 is suffering from the ailment of partial paralysis for some weeks and he needs urgent treatment outside Assam. He is planning to visit Kerala for undergoing treatment with traditional medicine there.
Mentionable is that Satyam Foundation, a Guwahati based welfare institution comprising some prominent cultural personalities of Assam, had honoured over 20 well-known artistes and artisans in their annual programme held last evening at ITA Machkhowa auditorium. The beneficiaries were offered either one time financial assistance or insurance (both life and health) coverage. The Foundation included the media persons too as beneficiaries for the first time this year and it had offered financial support to Padmini Hazarika (of Asomiya Pratidin) for her treatment in eyes.
The Foundation also felicitated few individuals including Nava Thakuria, a city based journalist, who in response appealed to the officials of Satyam Foundation for considering some financial support to Lalit Sarma; And immediately the Foundation decided to pay a sum of Rs 51,000 for his treatment.
In an informal meeting today at Guwahati Press Club, the amount was handed over to the wife of Lalit Sarma. Advocate Bhaskar Dev Konwar also offered his amount to Malaya Sarma, wife of the ailing television reporter, who had accepted both the amounts with gratefulness.
Bhaskar Jyoti Bhuyan,
Electronic Media Forum Assam,