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PRESS RELEASE Jammu and Kashmir Journalists Union Organises COVID 19 Facilitation Program at Karnah

NUJI national Vice President and JKJU Head facilitates Government officers and Civil Society members with COVID 19 Appreciation  Certificates.

Kupwara: On 26 September 2020, Jammu and Kashmir Journalists Union under the direction of its parent Organization, National Union of Journalists ( India), Conducted a Facilitation award ceremony in Dak Banglow, Karnah. 
Officers from Law enforcement and civil administration were facilitated with certificates along with local residents who have marked their tremendous efforts under current COVID 19 pandemic. 

Facilitation Ceremony was headed by National Union of Jouranlists India Vice President, President JKJU Syed Junaid ul Islam and Organised by Special Secretary to President JKJU , Kamran Ashraf Bhat. 

On the occasion, BMO Tangdar, highlighted issues faced by Current media fraternity .” Media is facing challenges inside out and need of hour is to form a filtering system which can hold the honour of media,” said Dr Farooq Ahmed Qureshi .

Starting with Urdu poetry, recently posted SHO Mudasir Ahmed Khan, briefed about evolution of media in day to day life. He impressed upon stakeholders of society to initiate a process of reconciliation within societal norms and ethics. ” I would extend my gratitude to Inside Kashmir team, which has been consistently in contact with me from my first posting in Lolab to present posting. They have uplifted constructive approach towards both Administration and society. Media has to be critical at times when , the Government machinery is lacking behind; we as part of this mechanism have to absorb criticism and try to learn from objective reporting. Our media has played an encouraging role in present times, we should not succumb to premature narratives rather we have to fight a long war which can’t be won without the medium of communication,” Said Mr Mudasir Ahmed Khan, S.H.O Karnah.

Addressing to this august gathering,  a representative of Karnah Welfare Forum, Mohammad Khalid, presented a vote of thanks to the leadership of Jammu and Kashmir Journalists Union, National Union of Journalists India and Editorial Board of Inside Kashmir for organising such impactful program. KWF spokesperson said that they are feeling proud to be part of this movement and congratulate the editorial board of Inside Kashmir for intense approch towards such area which is considered as most dangerous LOC area. 

Meanwhile, guest of honour, Principal Girls higher secondary School, Mr Mansoor Khawaja In his auspicious speech defined the opinion-making the position of Media in current times. Mr Khawaja, While providing in-depth analysis about media as a bridge between administration and public, said,” We have to overlook how opinion is processed. It is media which has the power of opinion-making, that makes them more sensitive. Media, it allows itself to carry out professional work with ethics, can change society. You can destroy anything but not an idea. The idea is well shaped and polished only by Media , so for me, media is an important part of this system, with it the power can be questioned”.

Moreover, Sub Editor of the daily Inside Kashmir, while interacting with guests, gave a detailed report about Inside Kashmir’s Editorial policy. While giving a closing speech, Mr. Faizan said that Journalists have to criticize power or concerned department but they should decent while in responding. They should not take it personal, rather they should try to overcome issues. 

Meanwhile, organiser of this program and Joint Editor of Inside Kashmir, Kamran Ashraf Bhat on the behalf of JKJU leadership extended congratulation to officers who were facilitated. “Our core aim for facilitating officers and civilians who proved their love with society and duty was to encourage them. We will make it our norma now, whosoever is trying best in his capacity, Jammu and Kashmir Journalists Union will always validate their work,” said Kamran Ashraf Bhat.

Mr Kamran Ashraf Bhat while adding more, said that Journalists have only responsibility to report what is happening and let people judge then and media persons should be just and fair.
On the closing of the ceremony, President JKJU, Syed Junaid ul Islam along with Principal Girls higher secondary School Tangdar and Special Assistant Shafqat Qazi distributed certificates among approved individuals.

Names of officers and Civil Society members who were given appreciation Certificates ; 

SDM Karnah Bilal Mohi Ud Din Bhat (IAS)
BMO Karnah Farooq Ahmad Qureshi

SHO KarnahMudasir Ahmad Khan
Nodal Officer Karnah Tawheed Ahmad Mir ( KAS)

BDO KarnahSajad Ahmad ( KAS)
Naib Tehsildar Karnah Ab Qayoom Khawaja

Assistant Sub Inspector

Muneer Ahmad Mughal

AEE,  PHE Zahoor Ahmad Mir

Medical Officer Dr. Rayees Ur Rehman
Medical Officer Dr. Najeeb
Medical Officer Dr. Ishtiyaq Ahmad Khawaja
Dentist Dr. Aijaz Ahmad Lone
NGO Welfare Forum Karnah
FCI Employee Raja Umer Khan
Correspondent, Greater KashmirPeerzadah Ishfaq Saeed
Correspondent, Inside KashmirKhushal Ahmad Khawajah


 Spokesperson Jammu and Kashmir journalists Union