GUWAHATI, April 2 - Guwahati Press Club (GPC) will distribute a protective-cum-personal hygiene kit comprising a protective jacket, pocket sanitiser (100 ml), surgical hand gloves and masks, besides a bottle of hand sanitiser (1000 ml, for office use) around 1.30 pm tomorrow on the Club premises among mediapersons. The distribution will take place till 5 pm.
In the first phase, GPC aims to cater to those journalists who are in the forefront of the battle against novel coronavirus and are reporting from ground zero. Since journalists, including reporters, video and photojournalists (print, electronic and new media) are working in a high-exposure environment, GPC feels that it is imperative for them to protect themselves.
�We also place on record our gratitude to the Airports Authority of India, North East Region, particularly Sanjeev Jindal, the Regional Executive Director of AAI (NER), for supporting the cause and providing GPC the much-needed help,� a GPC statement issued by its president Manoj Kumar Nath and general secretary Sanjoy Ray stated.
Meanwhile, AAI (NER) Regional Executive Director Sanjeev Jindal, in a statement, appreciated the efforts put in by the members of the fourth pillar of democracy in the fight against the pandemic.
�It is equally important for them to stay safe and protected. The AAI is extremely happy to have collaborated with the Guwahati Press Club,� Jindal said.
GPC also hailed the gesture shown by Pradip Puri of SP Enterprise in this regard.
Through this statement, GPC requested the media houses to assign one member from each house to collect the kit during the specific period in order to maintain social distancing and avoid unwarranted gathering.