Ajmal Foundation offers financial supports to ailing scribes
Posted on February 3rd, 2016

By Our Correspondent

Guwahati, 3 February:  The Ajmal Foundation has offered financial supports to five ailing journalists of Assam. Khasrul Islam, manager of Ajmal Foundation  handed over the amount totalling rupees 1,15,000 to the beneficiaries at a brief function held at Guwahati Press Club on Wednesday.

The beneficiaries under the Ajmal Media Welfare Scheme include Pitamber Newar (Dainik Purvoday),  Bitul  Bora (News Live), Arup

Chakrabarty (Nababarta Prasanga),         Pankaj Bora (News 30) and

Basharullah Mujadaddi (Asomiya Pratidin).

Officials of Ajmal Foundation giving away financial aid to ailing journalist during a function held at Guwahati Press Club on Wednesday. Altogether 5 journalist of print and electronic media being distributes cheques.

Officials of Ajmal Foundation giving away financial aid to ailing journalist during a function held at Guwahati Press Club on Wednesday. Altogether 5 journalist of print and electronic media being distributes cheques.

Dr MRH Azad, deputy manager of Ajmal Foundation with NI Laskar & Haidor Bora and journalist Nava Thakuria were also present on the occasion. Earlier  on 14 January a sum of rupees 50,000/- was handed over to Ismail Ali of Protidin Time at a function held at Hojai.

It may be mentioned that Ajmal Foundation is a premier non-government organisation in northeast India with a very clear cut policy to help artistes and media persons in the time of crisis.  Ajmal Foundation announced the launch of the Ajmal Media Welfare Scheme with a corpus of rupees 25 lakh in February 2009 .

The management of Ajmal Foundation now plans to raise the corpus in future so that more media persons can get the benefit under the scheme. The total amount released under the scheme since its inception (up to December 2015) stands at rupees 1554838, where the number of beneficiaries is 80 scribes belonging to various media outlets.

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