Silver jubilee in sight as Kohima Press Club turns 23
DIMAPUR — The Kohima Press Club (KPC), established in 2001 with the motto “To Serve,” observed its 23rd foundation day on Saturday at the KPC office in Kohima.
According to a press note describing 23 years as a significant milestone, KPC president Alice Yhoshü stated on the occasion that the club will be celebrating the silver jubilee in two years’ time and noted that it is a time to reflect on its journey.
She urged the members to rededicate themselves to their profession and continue to support the press club so that they could march forward and grow stronger.
Advisor to KPC, Kopelo Krome, recalling its formative years, during which he was also part of the drafting committee of the constitution, said that journalists should stay true to themselves. Krome emphasised the potency of words, noting that a single word has the potential to sow division.
In his speech, Basil Peseyie stressed the importance of fostering greater cohesiveness, understanding, and unity among all members in preparation for the upcoming silver jubilee.
While recalling the difficulties of founding the press club, H Chishi noted that it has come a long way. Okenjeet Sandham mentioned in his address that the next two years are critical for the club. He also expressed that he envisions a new press club building to commemorate the club’s 25 years of existence.
Vishü Rita Krocha presented the general secretary’s report on the occasion and urged the members to recommit themselves to the cause of journalism, aiming to serve society and endeavouring to make it more informed, secure, and just.