Journalists’ Forum Assam reiterates demand for a media centre in Guwahati

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Nava J Thakuria

Guwahati: Appreciating Assam government for planning to set up an integrated judicial complex, which is expected to  comprise the Gauhati High Court  along with CJM & sessions courts of Kamrup
(metropolitan) and Kamrup district in one campus, Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) reiterates its old demand for a media centre where the journalists can assemble for regular interaction  and organise
training/orientation programs, workshops, conferences for updating themselves with the future course of actions.

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State chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, while attending the closing ceremony of GHC’s platinum jubilee celebration on April 14 at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra in the city, announced in presence of
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Governor Gulab Chand Kataria, Union law & justice minister Kiren Rijiju, GHC’s chief justice Sandeep Mehta with other dignitaries, that the government was planning to construct
the judicial complex  in the city.

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“The integrated judicial complex is expected to help the common people looking for justice in various occasions with lesser troubles and monetary involvements,” said the forum of scribes in a media statement, adding that the initiative for such a complex in a favourable location in the city should also boost the State government’s decision to beautify the south bank of mighty Brahmaputra river from Pandu to Chunchali area.

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Meanwhile, the JFA appeals to CM Sarma for planning a comprehensive media centre in the city where different scribe’s organisations can have their offices along with a modern auditorium, a digital library,
and lodging rooms for the visiting media persons from different parts of northeast India. The initiative will also indirectly help Ambari archeological site to be made encroachment free, stated the forum,
adding that a public grievance  unit on media discourses should also be included in the campus for the benefit of valued readers, listeners and viewers.

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