Kohima Press Club observes foundation day

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 1/20/2019 12:09:19 PM IST

Kohima Press Club (KPC), the oldest press club in Nagaland, observed its 18th foundation day on January 20 at the NSF conference hall, Kohima.

A press release by KPC general secretary, Alice Yhoshü stated that a presidential address was delivered by KPC acting president Atul Sarma. Sarma, who is also a founding member of KPC, recalled how journalists struggled during the 1990s. He said it was during that period that a few likeminded journalists came together to form an organisation to oversee the welfare of those who worked in the profession. He said the KPC officially came into being in 2001 with an objective to promote both organizational and professional respect as well as to protect the interests of the press fraternity of the state capital. He expressed pride to still be a part of the club which, he said, had grown into a big family along with organisations like Dimapur Press Club (DPC) and Mokokchung Press Club (MPC),  strengthening the press fraternity of the state.
Sarma also paid tribute to pioneering members of the club and all former presidents for their efforts and farsightedness in steering the organisation to where it stands today.
During the program, KPC advisor Kopelo Krome, former president H Chishi and senior members Oken Jeet Sandham, Narain B. Sagar and Vincent Belho delivered brief speeches and shared their concerns about the welfare of the club. They spoke about the importance of being united and also encouraged the members, particularly younger journalists, that to become somebody, they sometimes need to take risks and “turn up the tempo” of their reporting.
Earlier, KPC member Rana Chetri prayed for the gathering and KPC general secretary Alice Yhoshü delivered the annual report for 2018 and highlighted forthcoming activities of the club. The program was chaired by KPC member, Emilo K Konyak. Altogether, 31 members and well wishers of the club attended the program. The gathering observed a minute of silence in remembrance of club members who have passed away, including Xavier Rutsa, who died on June 11, 2018 while in tenure as president of the club.

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