GUWAHATI, Dec 10 - A special general meeting of Sadou Asam Sangbadkarmi Santha was held at Pandit Tirthanath Sarma Bhawan, Chandmari, which discussed various issues concerning employees in media organisations.
The meeting, which synchronised with the International Human Rights Day, paid tributes to persons across the world who had laid down their lives for the sake of human rights and for upholding media freedom.
Assistant general secretary of the Association Ramchandra Medhi delivered the welcome address, while permanent president Sudipta Sarkar presided over the function. Upananda Das, general secretary, explained the objective of the meet.
President of Sadou Asam Bartajivi Sangha Keshab Kalita, in his address as appointed speaker, dwelt at length on issues like the rights and laws concerning journalists and non-journalists in media organisations and Wage Board implementation.
The president of the Assam Tribune Employees� Union Shiva Prasad Deka, attending the meeting as a distinguished guest, called upon journalists and non-journalists of media houses to work unitedly to secure their legitimate rights. It is only through a concerted effort that the implementation of Wage Boards would be a reality, he added.
Senior journalist of The Assam Tribune Partha Pratim Hazarika also addressed the meeting.
The meeting also resolved to submit a seven-point memorandum to the State government in support of seven main demands of media house employees.