Nagaland Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (NBOCEWB) signed a media partnership agreement with Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) and Kohima Press Club (KPC) to jointly promote public interest and highlight sectoral focus on workers associated with building and other construction activities, here on Wednesday.
During the programme, NBOCEWB chairman, Dr. Kekhrie Yhome informed that the agreement was an initiative to encourage the tangent establishment and support each other’s obligation to public services while also publicising NBOCWWB activities and mandate with focus on social justice scheme and welfare benefits.
Dr. Kekhrie informed that through this step, efforts to create awareness through various platforms would be taken up.
In the agreement, KPC would initiate fellowships with validity for three years against any medium of mass communication and focus on related trends to building and construction workers while DIPR was instructed to make short documentaries on them.
KPC president, Alice Yhoshü said that the agreement would be the first time a press club in Nagaland was venturing out beyond their usual activities and taking the responsibility of introducing media fellowship to the small journalist community.
Alice stated that such grants would provide learning opportunities for fellow journalists to experience socio-economic life and at the same time create an impact through storytelling by bringing desired changes related to the issues highlighted.
Further, the KPC president also added a proposal to the board that before the fellowship programme, an introductory workshop may be considered to help participants understand the purpose of the programme.
She also shared that more government bodies and departments would come forward to partner with press organisations to support the growth of impactful journalism in the state.
It may be mentioned that Rs. 10 lakh was granted to the DIPR while KPC received Rs. 5 lakh.
The agreement was signed by KPC president, Alice Yhoshü and joint director, DIPR, Asangla Imsong.
Nagaland Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (NBOCEWB) partners with DIPR and Kohima Press Club