Mokokchung, July 6 (MExN): A two-room chamber for Mokokchung Press Club (MPC) was formally inaugurated by Imtikumzuk Longkumer, Parliamentary Secretary IPR Nagaland in the presence of Limawati Longchar, Director IPR, Sachin Jaiswal IAS, ADC Mokokchung, Ao Senden leaders and other officials at the DPRO building, Mokokchung on July 6.
Addressing the gathering, Imtikumzuk said it was a momentous occasion for the press fraternity of Mokokchung and asked them to utilise the facility sensibly for the greater purpose of disseminating information to the masses.
Stressing on the importance of media as the fourth pillar of democracy, he said media persons should strive to present information in a responsible and transparent manner since it wield an enormous power to take the society forward or to destroy it.
He also said that recognition of Mokokchung town as a vibrant town by the outside world was a result of an active media fraternity in the district. He further encouraged the media persons to continue contributing about the social activities of Mokokchung town with equal responsibility in the future.
Sachin Jaiswal IAS, ADC Mokokchung in a short speech encouraged the media persons to keep abreast with the changing times with special reference to social media which is fast emerging as a leading source in the dissemination of information and news. He also shared his optimism that the MPC chamber will become a melting pot for sharing ideas within the members and visiting media persons which will eventually benefit the townsfolk and the society as a whole.
Director IPR, Limawati Longchar in his speech expressed his gratitude to MPC for always maintaining mutual relationship with the IPR department in disseminating information to the mass through co operation and collaboration. He also asked the members to maintain the reputation of being one of the best press clubs in the state by continuing on its endeavour of disseminating news based on truth and accountability.
MPC president, Limalenden Longkumer, in his speech thanked the Parliamentary Secretary and IPR department for the kind gesture shown to MPC by offering not only accommodation but also basic office amenities to the club, thus empowering the press in Mokokchung. He also thanked Mokokchung DPRO Chuba Walling and his staff for maintaining good relation with MPC at all times and hoped that the camaraderie shared between the department and MPC would continue to grow with the passage of time. “Now, we will be able to perform more efficiently as responsible journalists in disseminating information to the masses,” he said.