Srinagar, 05 March : Jammu and Kashmir Young Journalists Association (JKYJA) is observing its 7th anniversary today. It was on this day in 2012 that the working body of young journalists from the state was constituted. JKYJA is the first association of young working Journalists.
“The idea of forming an association that takes care of the young Journalists in the field came about as a result of difficult situation that the young scribes face in conflict ridden Kashmir,” said the
founding President Ajaz Ahmad War, “ It is an extremely difficult job for young, unprotected journalists to work in a conflict zone like Kashmir and their limb and life are atrisk.”
He added: “While all the journalists are equally susceptible to the vagaries of conflict, the younger generation is more prone to be at the receiving end. So, it was mandatory for us to form a body of young working journalists, so that their problems and grievances could be addressed.”
JKYJA Vice President Bilal Furqani said that the formation of such an Organization was the need of the hour and it is meant to take care of the requirements of young journos and address their problems.
General Secretary of the organization Rameez Makhdoomi said that JKYJA is doing an exemplary job and raises various issues at different platforms to address the grievances of young scribes.
At a function held at the head office, Organizer Majid Kapra impressed upon the members to strengthen the body further, so as to guarantee a better future for young journos.
Treasurer Bilal Bashir Bhat urged the need to make the association more vibrant by organizing various activities across the state.
Meanwhile, the membership drive would be soon launched in the organization and new professional members welcomed, informed the spokesperson of JKYJA.