Press jacket for Ukhrul District Working Journalists’ Association (UDWJA) was launched on Thursday by SA Ramnganing, president of the Tangkhul Naga Wungnao Long.
This is the first time that UDWJA has introduced the long-awaited distinctive press jacket as official attire for its members.
Launching the press jacket at Hao Services Hotel, Wino Tang in the heart of Ukhrul town, TNWL president SA Ramnganing said the jacket was launched to encourage local journalists to do their work unfailingly.
Acknowledging the value of the jacket, he said the press jacket is an essential item for journalists who work on the ground in unpredictable and challenging situations. The role of journalists is crucial in helping the society achieve the social objectives of peace, harmony, growth, and development, he added.
He continued that journalists, in their line of duties, report on various problems facing the society, shed light on far-reaching issues, and promote awareness among the public by helping citizens to stay up-to-date on latest events, initiatives, and policies.
Through their reports, journalists can also bring attention to urgent matters, which can lead to actionable solutions and positive changes. Despite being small in number they have been working with dedication in informing the public through honest and unbiased news, TNWL president said.
Addie Chiphang, president UDWJA, said that the launch of the press jacket was a long-awaited moment for the association members. On behalf of UDWJA, he expressed immense gratitude to TNWL and in particular to its president, SA Ramnganing for their continued support for the UDWJA and for sponsoring the production of the press jacket.
Chiphang further revealed that the need for the press jacket for its members was felt during the time of former UDWJA president late Thotshang Shaiza.
He mentioned that some progress was made towards this goal but unfavorable circumstances had prevented its fruition. The launch of the press jacket was a fulfillment of the departed UDWJA leader’s vision, he added.
The event was attended by UDWJA members and representatives of TNWL. The attendees observed a two minute silence as a mark of respect for the departed UDWJA’s former president.