Sonowal awards media fellowships to 20 journalists


Guwahati, May 23: :In an attempt to give the journalists a scope for in-depth study and aid research oriented solution to different socio-cultural issues, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today handed out Media Fellowship Awarding Letters to 20 journalists of the state at a programme held at Sri Sri Madhavdeva International Auditorium here today.
It may be noted that awarding media fellowship to the journalists is the first ever scheme of its kind launched at the state under the aegis of the Information and Public Relations Department under the leadership of the Chief Minister.
In the same programme, Chief Minister Sonowal also ceremoniously flagged-off a conducted press tour of the rural media persons on goodwill mission to Rajasthan. A list of 20 journalists have been selected from across the state for the conducted press tour which will go from 23 May to 3 June, 2018 and the journalists would embark on their journey by flight tomorrow as the Chief Minister distributed media kits to the journalists.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal said that in the last couple of years Assam has occupied global importance. Considering the location of Assam and the Centre’s endeavour of keeping Assam and other North Eastern states at the heart of India’s Act East Policy and the first ever global investors’ summit held at Guwahati, have enhanced the global recognition of the state. He also hailed the efforts of the journalists of Assam which contributed to Assam’s taking the limelight of an important global player.
He also said that the fact that Guwahati is the Gateway to South East Asian Nations, people’s perception towards Assam has undergone a sea change and the media has contributed immensely towards that.
Chief Minister Sonowal said that the Media Fellowship though given for 20 journalists this time would be extended its ambit to incorporate more journalists.
Acknowledging the role of the journalists in highlighting the issues and representing the aims and aspirations of the people of the state, Sonowal said that journalists are the conscience of the society and are working to strengthen the age-old bonding. He also said that to create value based society and good people, all four pillars of the society namely executive, legislature, judiciary and press have to work in unison. (Agencies)