‘NE media fraternity needs to come together’


Sibsagar, April 7: The Sibsagar Press Club today celebrated its grand silver jubilee celebration (1993-2018) at Yuvadol auditorium, Sibsagar town here today with the President of Nagaland Press Association (NPA), K Temjen Jamir as the special guest here today.
The Sibsagar Press Club (SPC) silver jubilee celebration was attended by a host of past and present Assamese journalists based in Sibsagar and other Assam districts. NPA members from the press clubs of Kohima, Dimapur and Mokokchung accompanied the NPA president and partook at the jubilee programme.
The NPA president, K Temjen Jamir, while congratulating the SPC for achieving a great milestone in attaining its 25th anniversary since inception, said that Assam has a large number of media personnel who have been contributing a lot to the uplift of the society and building public opinion.
In this regard, he said that Fourth Estate in a democratic set-up has the bounden duty to discharge their duties for building the society and nation.
“Any misinformation from our part many only ruin the lives of many, but also will prove detrimental to the society,” said the NPA president.
While highlighting the importance of the Press Clubs, K Temjen said that press clubs are the platforms where journalists come together share their opinions and chalk out their future course of life. Therefore, he asserted that ‘these platforms’ should be utilized for the good for building the society and the nation and not otherwise.
He also pointed out the age-old relations shared between the Assamese and Naga people. He regretted that ‘although politically there may be differences over certain issues’; he, however, said that the ‘media of both the states can play important role to resolve issues, be it political, social or geographical, by building positive public opinion and consensus so that the matter is rested once and for all’.
In this connection, K Temjen strongly advocated for good relationships between the media personnel of Assam and Nagaland through regular meeting and sharing of thoughts and ideas. He further advocated for the entire media fraternity of Northeast to come together for ‘peace, development and prosperity of the northeast people’.
“The media personnel in the northeastern states can only help in shedding the negative image of the region and project it as a destination of people who have historical and traditional rights which needs to be protected and preserved,” said the NPA president.
Meanwhile, the president of the SPC Dr Mahanta welcomed the NPA president’s speech and at the same time highly appreciated the Nagaland press fraternity for joining in the silver jubilee celebration.
A host of retired and present working journalists in Assam attended the programme. Sibsagar Deputy Commissioner, ONGC Executive Director SD Maske and others joined in the celebration.
It may be noted here that the Sibsagar Press Association, which was formed in the year 1993, is said to be one of the most versatile press clubs in Assam.
(Page News Service)