Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sanowal distributed Media Fellowship to Journalists under DIPR in Guwahati. Chief Minister took to Twitter to share tha importance of media in good governance. He also said media work as a watchdog for the society. He wrote, “Media’s role as a watchdog is key to good governance. Our media should continue playing a critical role to keep the Govt machinery always alert and perform better. At distribution of media fellowship & financial grant to media persons and appointment letters & awards for DIPR”.
The CM distributed the fellowship and award held at Sri Sri Madhabdev International Auditorium, Srimanta Sankardev Kalashetra.
Department of Information and Public Relation, Assam have distributed the media fellowship 2020-2021 to 18 journalist from the state.
The current Assam Government provides Rs. 50,000 each as fellowship amount. The government has been offering this fellowship from the last three years to the working journalists to undertake research in a selected topic.
The following persons have received the media fellowship this year – Amarendra Deka (Pratidin Time), Bivas Bardhan (Nababarta Prasanga), Chandra Jyoti Bora (Dainik Asom), Chandan Sarma (Freelancer), Chinmoy Sarma (Amar Asom), Diganta Saharia (Prag News), Dip Kr. Kalita (The Sentinel), Joonjyoti Dutta Bora (Prag News), Khanindra Nath Deka (Dainik Asom), Kankana Goswami (N.E. News), Lakhyajit Gohain (Pratidin Time), Manash Pratim Dutta (The Assam Tribune), Mitali Konwar (Pratidin Time), Pankaj Saikia (Pratidin Time), Prastuti Gogoi (Prag News), Pritirekha Bhuyan (Freelancer), Retul Bhagaboti (News 18 Assam N.E.), and Ruplee Bora (N.E. News).
Earlier, Chief Minister Sonowal inaugurated the 36th National Junior Athletics Championships at Sarusajai Stadium in Guwahati. It is the first biggest national-level championship that has been organised after the Covid-19 pandemic that began early last year.