Sylhet Press Club has taken a new initiative to informally make young journalists familiar with the previous conduct and history of this club and its members in the name of “Ogrejer Sathe Ek Din” (one day with a senior).
To nurture quality journalists, the press club is planning to establish an academic system in the future, said its secretary Iqbal Mahmud. He said that they have already started a fellowship program and awards the best reporting.
Sylhet Press Club is the second home of current journalists in the Sylhet region. The Club has a century-old legacy of ethical journalism. Without fear and fervor, journalists can perform their duties under this press club leadership. Wherever truth prevails, Sylhet press club has a role there.
At present SPC has a three-storey premise in a seven-storey building foundation. Recently a project was approved for expansion of the upper building work with the help of State Minister for Finance and Planning MA Mannan.
Besides ethical journalism practice, SPC provides stipends to meritorious students. They also arrange indoor games for recreation of Club members, said Nur Ahmed, Sports and Cultural Secretary of the club.
Throughout the year it publishes different magazines and training for journalists, press conferences and performs different social activities, said Ekramul Kabir, President of the club.
In 1965, SPC started its journey with a few members to uphold the country’s democracy. During the Liberation War Club members notably ran their pens against the anti-liberation forces.
Later in 1977, SPC got its permanent location at Subidbazar area over 14 decimal of land. To build the club, then DC Foyez Ullah played a vital role, said Iqbal Mahmud.
Rezaul Haque, Sylhet