Saturday, November 17, 2007

Sikkim observes National Press Day on November 16

Gangtok,Nov 16:The media fraternity in Sikkim has observed the National Press Day on November 16 with ''Media as Peoples' Voice- Pre and Post Independence'' as the theme of the year in a function held at Chintan Bhawan and gracing the occasion as Chief Guest was Dr. Pawan Chamling, Chief Minister of Sikkim.
The day has been observed every year to coincide with the foundation day of the Press Council of India.
Chief Minister Dr. Chamling inaugurated the celebrations at Chintan Bhawan where a 15 minutes documentary film on Sikkim was screened to all attending the function.
The Department of Information and Publicity in collaboration with the Sikkim Press Club and the Journalists, organised the event.

Dr. Chamling gave away cash awards of Rs.10,000/-each to five local journalists and called upon them to travel across Sikkim and bring forth voice of rural people of Sikkim through their publications and He also announced medical benefits free of costs to all the journalists of Sikkim.More than 85 prominent media people participated in the celebrations .