Rajouri admin to offer 30 media fellowships

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RAJOURI: District Development Commissioner Rajouri, Dr Shahid Iqbal ChoudharyThursday held a meeting to discuss the developmental plan for Press Club Rajouri here.
A spokesperson said that threadbare discussion was held on the present state of functioning of Press Club Rajouri and the DDC emphasised on the need to make it a socially vibrant and institute of excellence by organising seminars, conferences, debates, discussions and discourses, workshops on topics of development and community participation in development of the district.
During the meeting, a schedule was decided for carrying plantation in and around the premises of the press club. The DDC informed that construction work of community facilitation Center will be started shortly which would be used for different programmes to be organized in Press Club. He also informed that Rs 10 Lakh shall be provided for maintenance of press club in every financial year.
The plan proposal for Water and electricity supply, lighting arrangements, additional furniture, installation of the main gate at entrance and finalisation process for registration of PC as Society was also finalized. The DDC also sanctioned high-quality Public Address System for meeting hall of Press Club to be procured by Information Department.
It was also decided that each member of the club shall provide write up/ story within a week time, which will be compiled and published by District Information Officer as Press Club Magazine.
The DDC also reviewed the progress under Media Fellowship in Development Administration and enjoined upon the scribes to complete it within the stipulated time. The DDC also shared the plan of District Administration to increase the number of media fellowship from existing 15 to 30, to be notified in the month of March with the provision for doubling the fellowship award and sufficient funds for field visits.
The meeting was attended by members of press club Rajouri and officers including Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Qayoom Mir, Chief Planning Officer, Abdul Hamid and District Information Officer, Mohammad Shafait.