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Scribes� body submits demand charter to Governor

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 1 - A delegation of the Journalists� Association of Assam (JAA), led by its president Dhirendra Nath Chakravartty, working president Dalim Phukan, and general secretary Bhupen Goswami, who is also the vice president of the National Union of Journalists India (NUJI), met Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi at Raj Bhawan here on Wednesday.

The delegation discussed several issues relating to the problems being faced by the State�s journalists. The delegation urged the Governor to initiate steps to ensure protection of the interests of the journalists in the State.

The JAA delegation, also comprising Sabyasachi Sarma, Sudip Sarma Chaudhury and Niren Chandan Goswami, submitted a memorandum to the Governor.

In the memorandum, it demanded a legislation for safeguarding the journalists, formation of a media council, medical aid and insurance for all the journalists and their families covering all the journalists under the government pension scheme, among others.

The Governor gave a patient hearing to the demands of the JAA delegation and assured them of appropriate action.

The delegation invited the Governor to attend as chief guest the 13th triennial conference of the Journalists� Association of Assam scheduled for March 2 and 3 at Jagiroad. The Governor accepted the invitation, said the Association in a press release here.

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Scribes� body submits demand charter to Governor

GUWAHATI, Feb 1 - A delegation of the Journalists� Association of Assam (JAA), led by its president Dhirendra Nath Chakravartty, working president Dalim Phukan, and general secretary Bhupen Goswami, who is also the vice president of the National Union of Journalists India (NUJI), met Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi at Raj Bhawan here on Wednesday.

The delegation discussed several issues relating to the problems being faced by the State�s journalists. The delegation urged the Governor to initiate steps to ensure protection of the interests of the journalists in the State.

The JAA delegation, also comprising Sabyasachi Sarma, Sudip Sarma Chaudhury and Niren Chandan Goswami, submitted a memorandum to the Governor.

In the memorandum, it demanded a legislation for safeguarding the journalists, formation of a media council, medical aid and insurance for all the journalists and their families covering all the journalists under the government pension scheme, among others.

The Governor gave a patient hearing to the demands of the JAA delegation and assured them of appropriate action.

The delegation invited the Governor to attend as chief guest the 13th triennial conference of the Journalists� Association of Assam scheduled for March 2 and 3 at Jagiroad. The Governor accepted the invitation, said the Association in a press release here.