GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday distributed media fellowships and one-time financial assistance to journalists in the state.
He also presented appointment letters to newly recruited officers and awards to the best performing district and sub-divisional offices of the Information and Public Relations Department.
Sonowal urged the officers of the department to play a pro-active role in taking the message of the government schemes to the people and seek regular feedback.
Media’s role as a watchdog is key to good governance. Our media should continue playing a critical role to keep the Govt machinery always alert and perform better.
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) February 6, 2021
The state government has undertaken several schemes for the benefit of the journalists, he added. (PTI)