The 14th Annual Conference of the Lunglei District Mizoram Journalists Association (MJA) was held last Friday (31st January, 2020) at the Convention Centre, Lunglei. I&PR Department Minister Pu Lalruatkima was the Chief Guest while Lunglei HPC Vice Chairman Pu Lawmawma Tochhawng was the Guest of Honour. MJA Gen Hqrs President Pu Zonunsanga Khiangte and his colleagues also graced the occasion. The event was attended by Government officials, NGOS, VCs, student union leaders and other invitees.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister congratulated the Lunglei District Mizoram Journalists’ Association for reaching an important milestone. Stating that media is recognized as the Fourth Pillar of the Indian Democracy after the executive, legislature and judiciary, he emphasized on the important role of the press as guardians of public interest, and encouraged the media persons not to hesitate in speaking out and championing the rights of the citizens. He also advised them to maintain the integrity of the press through unbiased and objective reporting. He also sought the cooperation of the media persons in educating and creating awareness amongst the masses on various Government schemes and flagship programs. The I&PR Minister also stated that plans are underway to augment the State’s Journalist Welfare Scheme.

Pu Lawmawma Tochhawng and Pu Zonunsanga Khiangte also spoke at the function. 


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