“A Journalist is a Real Social Worker”: Mayor Jyotsna Hansale 

Mumbai, Thane, Mira-Bhayander:  A guidance camp for journalists was successfully organized by the Journalists Union of Maharashtra (JUM) at Ambar Plaza Hall, Mira Road (Thane district). The camp was inaugurated by lighting a traditional lamp by the Mira Bhayander

Mayor Jyotsna Hansale, who was the chief guest on the occasion. In the program, a health card, a raincoat, an umbrella, and a copy of the Constitution of India were distributed to the journalists.

Mayor Jyotsna Hansale, Mira Bhayander Municipal Commissioner Dilip Dhole, Mira Bhayandar-Vasai Virar (MBVV) DCP Amit Kale, JUM President Narayan Panchal, JUM Vice President K Ravi, Treasurer Dilip N Patel, Mira Bhayander Unit President Vijay More, Secretary Nilesh Phapale, Organiser Pramod Dethe, Vice Presidents Seema Gupta and Prem Yadav, legal consultants Advocates Laxman Asle and Namdev Kashid, Mahboob Qureshi, Vishwanath, all office bearers of JUM, local journalists, editors and representatives of News TV channels were present in the program.

Besides Dr. Anant Pande of Thane’s Shivner Super-specialty Hospital was also present. On the occasion, the health cards, under which a 50 percent discount in medical bills will be given, were given to the journalists by Dr. Pande. Journalists Rajesh Jadhav and Satish Satam compered the program in an inimitable style. Prof Hemant Samant in his address guided the journalists and also gave certain tips to them.

In her address, Mayor Jyotsna Hansale said that the journalists are real social workers who always work for society. During the corona pandemic, they worked relentlessly to give society positive news, even without bothering about their families. This is commendable.

JUM President Narayan Panchal, who presided over the function, threw light on different issues confronting the journalists working in the Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC) area and about the facilities they expect from the administration. The issues such as that the journalists in Thane have received houses from the administration, a plot of land has been reserved for a press club in Navi Mumbai and several advertisements are being released for the local cable TV channels and local newspapers by the Thane Municipal Corporation were discussed.

MBMC Unit President Vijay More demanded houses for journalists. He also suggested that the MBMC should release advertisements in local publications. Besides free health facility and free travel in MBMC Transport bus services be made available for journalists. Also, the children of journalists are given free education and scholarship. He also pointed that many lockers in the press room in MBMC had remained unutilized. They such they be allotted to the respective press representatives. When the MBMC administration will look after this? He asked. In response, Mayor Jyotsna Hasnale assured the gathering that she would fulfill all demands of journalists in her tenure after a discussion with MBMC Commissioner Dilip Dhole.