MANGALDAI, Nov 16 - Commemorating functioning of the Press Council of India, National Press Day was observed in Darrang district on Monday along with the rest of the State.
In a centrally organised function by the Darrang district administration at the Deputy Commissioner�s Conference Hall, prominent journalist and Assam Information Commissioner Samudra Gupta Kashyap delivered a speech as the chief guest on the topic �COVID-19 pandemic and news media.�
Kashyap threw light on different aspects of journalism, its role and responsibilities, hazards, challenges faced in the profession particularly during the pandemic.
�Journalism is the only profession which is governed by as many as 57 separate Acts ...�, Kashyap said.
The session, which began with a welcome speech by DC Dilip Kr Borah, was also addressed by Mangaldai legislator Gurujyoti Das, SP Amrit Bhuyan, and journalists Dr Nagendra Nath Sharma and Prashanta Baruah.
Earlier, Manimala Gogoi, District Information and Public Relations Officer, explained the objectives of the event, which was attended by many leading citizens and senior officials of the district administration, besides mediapersons.
UDALGURI: Meanwhile, the Udalguri district administration also observed the Day at the Udalguri HS School auditorium, our Correspondent adds.
The programme was inaugurated by Prakash Ranjan Gharphaliya, DC of Udalguri district, by lighting the ceremonial lamp.
The proceedings were anchored by Nilakshi Baishya, Assistant Commissioner in charge of the District Information and Public Relations office. Baidyanath Upadhyaya, a senior scribe of Udalguri town, highlighted the role of media during this critical situation.
GOLAGHAT: �Though it was a very tough time, yet the media in Assam played an important role during the pandemic. As the only means to connect with the masses, the press, including print, electronic and digital media, offered its best services to the people.�
The above was observed by retired Joint Director of Information and Public Relations Department Jiten Kakati at a National Press Day programme held today at the Golaghat Circuit House, our Dergaon correspondent adds.
Delivering a speech on �Role of journalism during Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on media� as the appointed speaker, Kakati said that the pandemic has changed all the spheres of life, including the media, specially the print media.
The programme, organised by the Golaghat district administration in association with the District Information and Public Relations department, was chaired by District Development Commissioner Oprah Baglary and moderated by Assistant Commissioner and DIPRO in-charge Papu Gogoi.
At the outset, floral tributes were paid in memory of the journalists who laid down their lives in the line of duty at a smriti tarpan programme anchored by Papu Gogoi. After this, the journalists and dignitaries present were felicitated with phulam gamusa.
The programme was attended by ADC Moon Gogoi, Roktim Barua, Circle Officers Mogen Narah, Utpal Kumar Deka, Manish Bharali, Assistant Commissioner Puja Poonam Gogoi and Gauripriya Dutta, besides several journalists.
The programme was also addressed by Dwipen Dutta, Apurba Ballav Goswami, Bikash Sarma, Samiran Diganta and Dugdha Dutta.