New Delhi.The SAARC Journalists Forum, an organization of journalists from SAARC countries, in its meeting has decided to hold its conference in Delhi in the month of January. Journalists from across the country including Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Afghanistan are expected to attend the conference. Almost all the preparations for this conference to be held in the month of January have been finalized and opinion was also sought from journalist organizations.
The Department of Hindi, Khalsa College, University of Delhi has been selected as the joint organizer for this conference. Organization’s International President Raju Lama expressed satisfaction over the preparations and expressed hope that the conference would be very successful. From this conference, the status of journalism in SAARC countries and the challenges before it will also be known.
President of India, Anirudh Sudhanshu said that bringing journalists of SAARC countries together on one platform will mark a new revolution in the field of journalism. We are not only representing India in this conference but also representing all the journalists who are working in different parts of India. We are inviting journalists from all over India to join us in the conference and stand in the struggle for the rights of journalism. To counter the day-to-day attacks on journalists and journalism, also demand a law to be made in the interest of journalists.
A delegation of journalists from SAARC Journalist Forum India and Bhutan met at a hotel in New Delhi. Rinzin Wangchuk, head of the Bhutanese delegate and Aniruddha Sudhanshu, president of the India chapter, described the meeting as very important for journalists from both countries. During the meeting the situation of journalism in Bhutan was discussed and journalists from there were also invited to come to India.
These Bhutanese journalists who came to India were eager to learn and know new things by visiting different parts of India. They were happy on the meeting and also agreed to participate in the conference to be held in India. MH Zakaria Senior Vice President of India Chapter said that he will cooperate in every way in the conference and take the organization to the new height.