KPC observes foundation day
Dimapur, Jan. 20 (EMN): Kohima Press Club (KPC) observed its 19th foundation day at NSF conference hall on January 20. The club officially took off on January 20, 2001, conceptualised and initiated by some few like-minded journalists.
In the absence of its president, the presidential address was read out by vice president, Ng Solomon, an update from the club general secretary Atono Tsükrü Kense stated.
The message recalled how the club came into being 19 years ago, initiated by few like-minded journalists who had deep and genuine concern for the welfare of the press fraternity in the state capital, making it the oldest press club in Nagaland.
“Battling challenges, the Kohima Press Club, which humbly began with a handful of members, has today evolved into a strong body with 62 registered members from both print and electronic media,” stated the message remembering the pioneers and former leaders of the club with gratitude and respect for their efforts in steering the fraternity to where it stands today.
As the club has, in the past, raised issues in the interest of journalists which resulted in the government framing and improving policies for journalists, the message impressed upon the need for the journalists to continue raising its voices their welfare.
Citing problems the media fraternity faced from those who are intolerant to expression of views that are different from their own, the message pointed out that being responsible, uphold truth and justice without bias are panacea to such challenges. Even as the journalists would continue to face daunting situations in professional lives, the message asserted that they must continue to uphold journalistic ethics.
“On this occasion, let us all remind ourselves and reflect on our KPC motto: ‘To Serve’… As we celebrate one more milestone today, may we continue to remain steadfast and committed to upholding the dignified objectives of truth and information as a responsibility and service to our society,” the message read.
KPC advisors, Kopelo Krome, H Chishi and senior members exhorted the members. There was exchange of gifts amongst the members.
The programme was chaired by Narain B Sagar, while Rana Chetri offered a prayer and the annual report was presented by the general secretary, Atono Tsükrü Kense.