In relation with the golden jubilee celebration of AMWJU, a sensitisation of media persons on welfare scheme of Social Welfare Department was organised by All Manipur Working Journalists Union (AMWJU) under the aegis of Social Welfare Department, government of Manipur on Saturday at Manipur Press Club.
During the inaugural session of the sensitisation, Social Welfare Minister Heikham Dingo lauded the media’s dedication during the ongoing crisis and expressed gratitude towards journalists for their tireless efforts in keeping the public informed.
The minister said that the pivotal role played by the media is a vital bridge between the government and the public. He acknowledged the media’s commendable contributions in disseminating crucial information about the ongoing conflict, its societal impacts, and efforts towards peace restoration.
He noted that the department’s schemes, policies, and programmes cater to diverse age groups and genders, ensuring comprehensive support for the community. The minister urged the media to play an active role in reporting on these initiatives, enabling maximum outreach to beneficiaries.
Director of the Social Welfare department, Ng Uttam spoke about the responsibility of the social welfare department on drug reduction and transgender welfare from the department.
During the technical session, joint director of (ICDS), Bantee Konthoujam of Social Welfare spoke on the welfare programme of children and women; deputy director of social welfare, L Dhaneshwar spoke on the welfare programme of aged and persons with disabilities.
The sensitization programme was attended by Bijoy Kakchingtabam, President of the All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union.