Swapan, Arup Laha take charge

BARDHAMAN: Veteran journalist Swapan Mukherjee and young and energetic Arup Laha took charge of the Bardhaman District Unit of the IJA as its President and General Secretary respectively.

The District Unit had its first Executive Committee meeting at Hotel Mrigaya on Sunday where the State President, S. Sabanayakan and General Secretary Sekhar Sengupta were invited to attend. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sabanayakan urged all district units of IJA to actively participate in celebrating the IJA’s centenary year beginning June 22, 2021. Mr. Sengupta laid out the centenary plans and stressed the importance of the district units in taking the celebrations forward.
Messer Taraknath Roy (NEC member), Swapan Mukherjee, Arup Laha and Jagannath Bhowmick spoke on the occasion.

Mr. Swapan Mukherjee led a team to meet the local district administration to submit a memorandum demanding a vaccine for COVID-19 for working journalists, among other demands to safeguard journalists during assembly election coverage.