42nd Foundation Day of Manipur Press Club held
Imphal, January 6, 2017
The 42nd Foundation Day of the Manipur Press Club was held today at the premises of the Manipur Press Club at Major Khul, Imphal. The function was attended by Chief Secretary, Government of Manipur Shri Oinam Nabakishore Singh as the Chief Guest, Commissioner, Information Shri K. Radhakumar IAS, Director General of Police, Government of Manipur Shri L.M. Khaute as the Guests of Honour and All Manipur Working Journalists Unionís President Shri Wangkehemcha Shamjai as President respectively.
Speaking at the function Chief Secretary, Shri Oinam Nabakishore Singh said journalism in the state is evolving day by day. He said the standard of journalism is developing both in print and electronic media. Oinam Nabakishore Singh also appealed to media fraternity to give more emphasis in subject specialization like investigative journalism. He urged concerned people to develop Smart Phone Apps that will enable users to keep themselves informed with local news.
Commissioner of Information Shri K Radhakumar said the need of the hour is objective assessment in reporting. He also appreciated the role of media in the society.
Director General of Police, Government of Manipur Shri L.M Khaute said the relation between Police and media persons is improving. He said both Police and media work together for the society. The Police Department is committed for the welfare and security of media persons in Manipur, he added.
During the Foundation Day function, veteran journalists who played a pivotal role in establishment of the Press Club were warmly felicitated. Journalists who took part in the recently concluded 8th NE Media Sports festival, Guwahati and who bagged overall team champion with five gold and three silver medals were also felicitated for bringing laurels.
It may be recalled that the Manipur Press Club was established on this day i.e, 6th January. 1975.
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This Press Release was posted on January 07 2017
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