IMPHAL, May 23: A two-day 8th Plenary Session of National Council Member of Indian Journalists`™ Union (IJU) was inaugurated today at the Convention Centre, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar by Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Information & Public Relations Department, Government of Odissha attending as chief guest.
According to a release of All Manipur Working Journalist Union, the inauguration function was presided over by president of IJU, SN Sinha and was attended by 500 journalists from 27 states including Manipur represented by Ratan Luwangcha, vice-president of AMWJU; general secretary Jit Ningomba and convener of Gender Cell Sonia Sorensangbam.
Addressing the gathering, Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak said that a resolution has been adopted to implement the recommendations of Majithia Wage Board in Odisha for which a tripartite committee has been formed.
He further said that health insurance is also included under the welfare scheme of working journalists while adding that journalists`™ welfare fund has been also incorporated for well-being of journalists.
Along with adoption certain national resolutions meant for welfare of journalists, representatives of the states placed detailed reports on plights and grievances being faced by media persons in the respective states during the session.
During the concluding day of the session, new office bearers of IJU including three vice-presidents, six national secretaries, one treasurer and 15 national executive members will be elected.
Prior to the inauguration of the 8th Plenary Session of IJU, a meeting of National Executive Committee of the union was held at the KIIT campus on May 22 during which the AMWJU team highlighted arrays of problems being faced by journalists in Manipur