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20 journalists selected for media fellowship

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GUWAHATI, May 19 - Twenty journalists of the State have been selected for the Media Fellowship under the Information and Public Relations Department for the financial year 2018-19. The decision was taken in a selection committee meeting held today at the office chamber of the Additional Chief Secretary, Information and Public Relations Department, at the Assam Secretariat, Dispur.

Additional Chief Secretary, Information and Public Relations Department, Dr AK Singh chaired the meeting. The Director of Information and Public Relations, Rajib Prakash Baruah, Deputy Secretary, Information and Public Relations Department, Hemanta Pegu and four experts namely, Editor of Sadin Anuradha Sharma Pujari, Executive Editor of Prag News Diganta Oza, assistant professor of Gauhati University Chandan Kumar Goswami and assistant professor of Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University Dr Trisha Dowerah Baruah attended the meeting.

The names of the journalists whose fellowship proposals have been approved are as follows: Pulak Kr Deka of Sonitpur (News Live), Babul Kr Boruah of Sivasagar (Dainik Janambhumi), Sankab Kausik Baruah of Jorhat (Dainik Janambhumi), Nayan Pratim Kumar of Guwahati (Pratidin Time), Utpal Bhagawati of Guwahati (Dainik Janambhumi), Kaustove Kakoty of Guwahati (Pratidin Time), Pranab Jyoti Phukan of Tinsukia (Dainik Janambhumi), Bonya Baruah of Guwahati (freelancer), Chitralekha Baruah of Guwahati (freelancer), Sushmita Goswami of Guwahati (UNI), Asif Ibrahim of Guwahati (Northeast Now), Sanju Bora of Karbi Anglong (Amar Asom), Anup Sharma of Guwahati (The Pioneer), Hiren Sharma of Guwahati (Asomiya Pratidin), Dhruba Jyoti Baruah of Guwahati (Assam Talks), Bijay Sankar Bora of Guwahati (The Tribune), Bipul Barman of Guwahati (News 18 Assam), Munindra Saikia of Nagaon (Asomiya Khabar), Rubee Das of Guwahati (Dainik Janambhumi) and Gitali Saikia of Guwahati (Niyomiya Barta).

It may be noted that a total of 66 fellowship proposals were received. The Information and Public Relations Department has for the first time introduced the scheme, �Media Fellowship for Journalists� to help journalists improve their professional skills and upgrade their knowledge in journalism. Under the scheme, every year 20 fellowships will be awarded to journalists, worth Rs 50,000 each.

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20 journalists selected for media fellowship

GUWAHATI, May 19 - Twenty journalists of the State have been selected for the Media Fellowship under the Information and Public Relations Department for the financial year 2018-19. The decision was taken in a selection committee meeting held today at the office chamber of the Additional Chief Secretary, Information and Public Relations Department, at the Assam Secretariat, Dispur.

Additional Chief Secretary, Information and Public Relations Department, Dr AK Singh chaired the meeting. The Director of Information and Public Relations, Rajib Prakash Baruah, Deputy Secretary, Information and Public Relations Department, Hemanta Pegu and four experts namely, Editor of Sadin Anuradha Sharma Pujari, Executive Editor of Prag News Diganta Oza, assistant professor of Gauhati University Chandan Kumar Goswami and assistant professor of Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University Dr Trisha Dowerah Baruah attended the meeting.

The names of the journalists whose fellowship proposals have been approved are as follows: Pulak Kr Deka of Sonitpur (News Live), Babul Kr Boruah of Sivasagar (Dainik Janambhumi), Sankab Kausik Baruah of Jorhat (Dainik Janambhumi), Nayan Pratim Kumar of Guwahati (Pratidin Time), Utpal Bhagawati of Guwahati (Dainik Janambhumi), Kaustove Kakoty of Guwahati (Pratidin Time), Pranab Jyoti Phukan of Tinsukia (Dainik Janambhumi), Bonya Baruah of Guwahati (freelancer), Chitralekha Baruah of Guwahati (freelancer), Sushmita Goswami of Guwahati (UNI), Asif Ibrahim of Guwahati (Northeast Now), Sanju Bora of Karbi Anglong (Amar Asom), Anup Sharma of Guwahati (The Pioneer), Hiren Sharma of Guwahati (Asomiya Pratidin), Dhruba Jyoti Baruah of Guwahati (Assam Talks), Bijay Sankar Bora of Guwahati (The Tribune), Bipul Barman of Guwahati (News 18 Assam), Munindra Saikia of Nagaon (Asomiya Khabar), Rubee Das of Guwahati (Dainik Janambhumi) and Gitali Saikia of Guwahati (Niyomiya Barta).

It may be noted that a total of 66 fellowship proposals were received. The Information and Public Relations Department has for the first time introduced the scheme, �Media Fellowship for Journalists� to help journalists improve their professional skills and upgrade their knowledge in journalism. Under the scheme, every year 20 fellowships will be awarded to journalists, worth Rs 50,000 each.

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