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New scribe body mooted

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 23 - With an aim for initiating professional excellence, raising its voice for socio-financial security to scribes and finally developing a comprehensive platform for the working journalists of Northeast India, a new organization named North East Union of Working Journalists (NEUWJ) has been mooted.

A provisional committee was recently formed in a meeting held at the Guwahati Press Club which decided to organize a convention in the city to formalize the process of its formation and start functioning after due expansion in the meeting.

The interim committee of NEUWJ was formed with senior journalist Joykanta Sarma as its president, Nava Thakuria as working president, Rupam Barua and Pulin Kalita as vice- presidents, Manoj Agasti as general secretary, Rubee Barua Das and Namita Bora as assistant-secretaries.

Further, journalists from different States including Nayanjyoti Bhuyan (Assam), Pranab Sarkar (Tripura), Linda Chhakchhuak (Mizoram), David Laitphlang (Meghalaya), Sobhapati Samom (Manipur), Okenjeet Sandham (Nagaland), Kenter Joya Riba (Arunachal Pradesh) and Bijoy Gurung (Sikkim) are the secretaries of the committee, a statement said.

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