GUWAHATI, June 13 - The executive committee members of the Guwahati Press Club (GPC) today met Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and raised several issues concerning the Club while urging him to allot a permanent plot of land for the Club in the heart of the city.
During an hour-long meeting, the Chief Minister was briefed by the GPC office-bearers about several issues concerning the media fraternity as a whole.
In a memorandum, signed by its president Manoj Kumar Nath and general secretary Sanjoy Ray, the GPC executive committee stated that a state-of-the-art club for the Guwahati-based journalists is the need of the hour.
The Chief Minister assured the GPC office-bearers that he would do the needful in this regard.
At present, the GPC is functioning from a plot which is located right on the famous Ambari Archaeological Excavation Site and belongs to the State�s Directorate of Archaeology. The GPC executive committee urged Sonowal to allot the land before its year-long golden jubilee to be held in 2022.
They also sought health insurance by the government for the GPC members and their families and their job security. Media Adviser to the Chief Minister Hrishikesh Goswami was also present at the meeting.