Chennai, Nov 26 (UNI) The Tamil Nadu Journalists Association has decided to start a Media Training College to enhance the social awareness among journalists and produce quality journalists.
In a statement here, Association President D S Ravindra Doss said a decision to this effect was taken at the General Council Meeting held here on November 18.
The college with hostel facilities, would be set up at Padappai, near Tambaram and efforts would be taken to start it in the coming academic year he said.
The Association would also be starting Journalists Co-operative Thrift and Credit Society for providing loans to journalists and non-journalists.
Long- term loans upto Rs five lakh with low interest would be provided to the journalists to meet the expenses towards children's education, marriage and house renovation.
The Association urged the DMK Government to provide house site pattas to 200 journalists, who had bought ten acres of land from an ex-serviceman in Padappai.
It had also been decided to start a library at the Association premises to help the journalists to improve their knowledge in the fields like arts, literature, science, medicine and law.
Mr Ravindra Doss, who had donated 700 of his books to the library, urged fellow journalists to donate books to the library.