Srinagar, July 26: Congratulating the newly elected Management Committee, the Press Club of India (PCI) in a welcome development has granted affiliation to the Kashmir Press Club (KPC), which recently held its first ever elections successfully.
The Press Club of India has also added Kashmir Press Club (KPC) as the member of Federation of Press Clubs of India, a statement issued to KNO reads, adding that the decision in this regard was conveyed by Anant Bagaitkar, President PCI.
“On behalf of the Press Club of India, we congratulate you and your team for successfully getting elected as members of the new Managing Committee of Kashmir Press Club,” PCI President wrote to KPC President Shuja-ul-Haq on Thursday, July 25.
“As per your request, the KPC has been granted the admission and been included as a member of the Federation of Press Clubs of India. We welcome you in the Federation also”, he said, adding that the members of the KPC “also deserve the credit for the successful conduct of election and their active participation in this democratic process.”
While welcoming the decision by the PCI to grant affiliation and the inclusion in the Federation of Press Clubs of India, the Kashmir Press Club has conveyed its thanks and gratitude to the PCI President for grating the request for affiliation in a short span.
“We hope to work closely with PCI and the Federation for the benefit of our members”, KPC President Shuja told the PCI President while thanking him for the good wishes.
In an effort to forge alliances and reach out to other clubs in the country, the KPC had recently taken up with the PCI for grant of affiliation and also intends to forge more such alliances with other clubs like Press Club of Mumbai and Chandigarh Press Club.
The affiliation and alliances with other press clubs of the country is expected to help the KPC coordinate and arrange future exchange programmes with journalist and media persons