Biren Singh assures welfare schemes for Manipur journalists
Imphal, Sep. 17 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh assured to extend all possible help and provide welfare schemes for the journalists of the state.
Speaking at the 46th foundation day of the All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) in Imphal on Tuesday, he said that the the government is extending Chief Minister’s Hakshelgi Tengbang, a health scheme to all the working journalists.
On the proposal to increase the amount of the pension provided to the retired journalists, the chief minister assured that he will look into it as per the existing Manipur State Journalists Pension scheme and also increasing the number of press identity cards issued by Directorate of Information and Public Relations.
The chief minister lauded the activities and contribution by the media fraternity in the state.
Singh expressed his desire to gather public opinion on regulation of liquor in the state, to which he appealed the media fraternity to organise awareness campaign and discussion on the pros and cons on it.
AMWJU President Bijoy Kakchingtabam in his address, maintained that working journalist should be united and work together to fight against external pressure.
He shared the problems faced by the journalists while executing their task in the state.
Manipur Hills Journalists’ Union President Ramkung Pamei, and President of Editor’s Guild Khogendra Khomdram also delivered speeches.
On the occasion, founding members of the union were felicitated.
Prizes to the winners of the 9th Annual Sports Meet of the AMWJU held during Yaoshang, Manipuri Holi Festival were handed over by the chief minister .