IMPHAL: The Phayeng Gram Panchayat on Friday organised a reception programme as an honor and recognition of the role and responsibilities of both press and electronic media persons at Phouhumlok (Freedom Hill) tourist spot.
At the reception event, Pradhan Angom Shyamasakhi presided over the function, Village Chief as the Chief Guest, Meira Paibi leader and Senior Journalist, Hueiyen Lanpao Laishram Bijoy as a special guest of honour.
Pradhan Angom Shyamasakhi expressed her appreciation in regards to all the fearless and sacrificing journalists of the state who are working relentlessly during such a global pandemic crisis. She said that the programme was organised for showing gratitude for the confidence and motives that journalists are engaging in terms of development, and also shaping the society to bring an equivalent livelihood. Taking advantage of the event, she appealed to the state government and authority concerned in enhancing the functions of Pradhan on funding operations for development activities of their respective Gram Panchayat, and not just in written documents.
The Village Chief also greeted warmly and received all the media persons invited to the event. He gave speeches complimenting the role and sacrifice of journalists who are working out of time bound and uncertainty for the information that people are longing to know and learn about time to time causes and incidents happen in the state.
Meira Paibi leaders attended the event to convey their deep regret on the present conflict between communities over land disputes in relation to the construction of National Sports University (NSU).
The main dignitaries along with organizing members of Phayeng Gram Panchayat presented all the media persons attending the event with simple gifts of appreciation.