Kohima, Nov 16 (UNI) The National Press Day was today observed in Nagaland with the rest of the country.
On this occasion, a daylong function was organised by the Kohima Press Club and Dimapur Press Club.
The function was held here at the conference Hall of Kohima Press Club, which was organised by the Department of Information and Public Relation (IPR).
Secretary of IPR Sentiyanger Imchen was the chief guest on the occasion, while the resource person was Ms Rosemary Dzuvichu, senior lecturere of English in Nagaland University.
Secretary of Kohima Press club Narain B Sagar presided over the function.
Ms Rosemary hailed the media in Nagaland for their dedicated service in the face of threats and conflict situations.
She also commended the media for their service for the upliftment of the status of women in a male dominated society in Nagaland.
Ms Rosemary also appealed to media to accelerate the process of sensitising the issue of the women empowerment.
She also said time had come to look back to the Naga history about the status of women in the earlier days in the democratic Naga society.
Addressing the gathering, Mr Sentiyanger said the media had a great role to play in moulding the society to bring back a peaceful atmosphere.
He requested the media fraternity to gather public opinion for ensuring peace and development.
Similarly, the Dimapur Press Club has organised the function to observe the National Press Day at Dimapur Tourists Lodge, which was attended by Nagaland's Additional Chief Secretary Alemtemshi Jamir as the Chief Guest.
The function was chaired by DPC President Dilip Sharma.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Almtemshi pointed out the sea change of the world in very field, including the media.
He appealed to the mediapersons to be more dedicated to their responsibilities to the people of the state so that commoners could enjoy the fruit of development.
Several other prominent persons were among them who attended the function.
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