CM’s Commitment to new Press Club building highlights government’s support for fourth estate

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Kohima, 18 May (MTNews): The members of Kohima Press Club (KPC) conducted a clean-up event at the Press Club’s newly allotted plot adjacent to ‘Made in Nagaland’ on 18 May.

A total of 24 members participated in the clean-up.

KPC president Alice Yhoshü extended appreciation to all the members for their presence and contribution in clearing up the site while also soliciting their continuous support in future as well.

It may be mentioned that following the approval of allotment of the said plot to KPC by the State Land Acquisition Authority (SLAA), Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on 27 February announced during his 2024-25 budget press conference that the state government would construct a Press Club building at the allotted site within one year.

The KPC’s old office at the Old Secretariat was burned down in mob arson during the 2017 ULB protests. The Press Club has since then been functioning without a permanent office space.

Yhoshü said the Chief Minister’s assurance to construct a permanent Press Club building reflects the government’s acknowledgment of the pivotal and indispensable role of the Fourth Estate in a democracy.

“We look forward to the commitment of the state government in making the new Press Club building a vibrant media centre in the state capital with facilities to even cater to visiting journalists from other districts and states,” she reiterated.

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