Journalism for welfare, no scope for becoming billionaire in this profession: Azad

Managing Director and Chief Editor of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) Abul Kalam Azad today said the profession of journalism is for welfare of the society and there is no scope for becoming billionaire in this profession.

“Businessmen will become billionaire. Journalists would have to develop their own field,” he said while speaking as the chief guest at an inaugural session of a workshop at Munshiganj circuit house here.

Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB) organized the two-day workshop on “Children and Women” for journalists with its Director General M Shah Alamgir in the chair.

The inaugural session was addressed, among others, by Superintendent of Police Biplob Bijoy Talukder, former Principal of Government Haraganga College Professor Sukhen Chnadra Banarjee, additional deputy commissioner Mohammad Fazle Azim, former president of Munshiganj Press Club Freedom Fighter M Iqbal Hossain and incumbent president Mir Nasiruddin Uzzal and general secretary Tanvir Hasan. Senior trainer of PIB Rafiza Rahman moderated the workshop.

A total of 34 journalists from six upazilas of the district are taking part in the workshop.

“The pleasure of simple and honest life is quite different,” Azad said. He said the moral duty of the journalists is to uphold the correct news with objectivity.

The former press secretary to the Prime Minister said the country is moving forward, which is discussed globally and the journalists contributed a lot to this success.

“The bench mark index of all sectors including economy, agriculture, education and culture has moved upward during the regime of the present government and the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has successfully infused the spirit of self confidence in the people,” the BSS managing director said.


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