7 Nov 2013 - 8:31am | Geetartha Pathak
The National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the Indian Journalists’ Union (IJU), the largest organization of journalists in the country, will be held at Barpeta Road with a three day-long programme from November 15 to November 17, 013.
The NEC meet will be inaugurated on November 15 at 11 am by Minister for I & PR, Fisheries and Printing & Stationery Basanta Das, according to a Press release issued by Journalists’ Union of Assam President Geetartha Pathak and General Secretary Prabhat Pathak and Reception Committee President Sunil Kumar Das and Joint Secretaries Jayanta Kumar Das and Himanshu Das.
The IJU will centrally observe the National Press Day on November 16 at Barpeta Road where the Union DoNER Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar will be present as the chief guest. The programme will also be graced by Manipur Parliamentary Secretary for I & PR and Minor Irrigation Meghachandra Singh, veteran journalist from Bhutan Rinjin Wangchuk, Tara Vaishale from Nepal and Bangladesh Sambad Santha News Editor Shaukat Ali. Seven veteran journalists of the region will be felicitated on the occasion. A souvenir will be released at the function followed by opening of a photographic exhibition.
The three day programme will be participated by NEC members from all States in the country besides observer delegates. The visiting delegates will be taken to Manas National Park for a field study trip on November 17, the release said.