Samudra Gupta Kashyap talks about role of media on Press Day in Darrang
Published on November 16, 2020 | News Source: Mangaldoi correspondent
Mangaldai, Nov 16: The National Press Day was celebrated in Darrang district today along with the rest of the state.
In the centrally organized function by Darrang district administration at the conferencehall of the Deputy Commissioner's office, renowned journalist and a Commissioner of Assam Information Commission, Samudra Gupta Kashyap delivered his speech as the chief guest on COVID-19 and news media.
In his well prepared deliberations Kashyap threw light on different aspects of journalism , its role and responsibilities, hazards, challenges faced in the profession particularly during COVID-induced situation. He also talked on differences between true, factual news coverage, information, disinformation, fake news, infodemic etc.
"Journalism is the only profession which is governed by as many as fifty seven separate acts," Kashyap said.
The session which began with the welcome speech by Deputy Commissioner Dilip Kumar Borah was also addressed by Mangaldai Legislator Gurujyoti Das, Superintendent of Police Amrit Bhuyan, veteran journalists Dr Nagendra Nath Sharma and Prashanta Baruah among others.
Earlier Manimala Gogoi, District Information and Public Relation Officer explained that objectives of the event. The event was attended by many leading citizens of Mangaldai , senior officials of the district administration besides media persons of the district.