KALAIGAON, Sept 17 - A day-long seminar on sports journalism was held at the conference hall of the office of the SDO (Civil), Bheraon subdivision yesterday. The seminar titled, �Sports Journalism as a Medium for Skill Development for the Human Resources of Assam� was organised by the Assam Sports Journalists� Association in collaboration with State Level Advisory Committee (Students and Youth Welfare), Government of Assam and in association with Bhergaon civil administration and Bhergaon Press Club.
The seminar was meant for students who are interested in sports journalism and for the creation of a sporting atmosphere in the society for promotion of sports and health care in villages. On-the-spot sports news writing competition marked the beginning of the seminar, which was inaugurated by DN Hazarika, SDO (Civil), Bhergaon subdivision at 9:30 am followed by the seminar on sports journalism.
Swapnanil Barua, Commissioner, Sports & Youth Welfare and Industries of Assam (retired) inaugurated the seminar at 10:30 am. Thanking the organisers for arrangement of the seminar in rural Bhergaon area, he said that sports journalism could play a vital role in motivating students to choose sports journalism as a career in life and to find out hidden sport talents in the villages.
The seminar was also addressed by Subodh Malla Barua, president, All India Sports Journalist Federation; Prathana Hazarika of DD Sports; Pabitra Gogoi of The Assam Tribune and noted photographer Samsul Huda Patgiri.