Srinagar, 05 March(KMW): Jammu and Kashmir Young Journalists AssociationÂ (JKYJA) is observing its 6th anniversary today. It was on this day inÂ 2012 that the working body of young journalists from the state wasÂ constituted. JKYJA is the first association of young workingÂ journalists.
The idea of forming an association that takes care of the youngÂ journalists in the field came about as a result of difficult situationÂ that the young scribes face in conflict ridden Kashmir, said theÂ founding President Ajaz Ahmad War.
â€œIt is an extremely difficult job for young, unprotected journalistsÂ to work in a conflict zone like Kashmir and their limb and life are atÂ risk,â€ said War. â€œWhile all the journalists are equally susceptible toÂ the vagaries of conflict, the younger generation is more prone to beÂ at the receiving end. So, it was mandatory for us to form a body ofÂ young working journalists, so that their problems and grievances couldÂ be addressed.â€
JKYJA Vic President Bilal Furqani said that the formation of such anÂ organization was the need of the hour and it is meant to take care ofÂ the requirements of young journos and address their problems.
General Secretary of the organization Rameez Makhdoomi said that JKYJAÂ is doing an exemplary job and raises various issues at differentÂ platforms to address the grievances of young scribes.
At a function held at the head office, Organizer Majid Kapra impressedÂ upon the members to strengthen the body further, so as to guarantee aÂ better future for young journos.
Treasurer Bilal Bashir Bhat urged the need to make the association moreÂ vibrant by organizing various activities across the state.