PCA bats for a modern media centre in Guwahati
Urges CM Sarbananda Sonowal to take personal interest in allotting a suitable plot of land
Guwahati: Press Club of Assam (PCA) emphasizes on the need of a modern
multi-media centre in the pre-historic city of Guwahati for the
benefit of working journalists across Assam and urged the State chief
minister Sarbananda Sonowal to take personal interest in allotting a
suitable plot of land to the registered press club for fulfilling its
In a memorandum dated Guwahati, 8 July 2020 to the State government,
the press club stated that the eco-friendly centre would function as
an independent body and sincerely following relevant health
guidelines, it would offer a meeting place for scribes, initiate
programs for their skill development and capacity building, arrange
for recreation facilities and also other possible welfare activities
for media families.
“Regular programs like press meets/briefings, interactive sessions
with distinguished personalities, video conferences with foreign
journalists, workshops & training programs for young scribes, regular
medical clinics with the help of acclaimed hospitals for the benefit
of scribes, film & documentary screenings, etc can be organized at the
centre,” said the PCA memorandum.
It also added that various non-media organizations and individuals can
also take advantage of the centre as they would be able to organize
programs and express their opinions freely on matters of public
importance. Regular screening of national and international classics
for the benefit of film-goers (including students) is also on the
card, stated the memorandum.
Signed by PCA president Kailas Sarma, working president Nava Thakuria
and general secretary Hiren Chandra Kalita, the memorandum argued that
to facilitate all such kinds of activities a sophisticated
conference/screening hall, an auditorium with around 300 seat
capacities, a canteen/restaurant, few rooms for emergency lodging,
parking space for around 50 vehicles, etc would be a necessity.
Copied to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the memorandum also
highlighted that the entire project would be powered by rooftop solar
energy so that it depends little on regular electricity during
daytime. Moreover, a scientific arrangement for garbage management and
recycling of water (used in the centre) along with an efficient
rainwater harvesting system would be used to make it eco-friendly.