Guwahati Press Club Elections Finally Underway after 17 Long Years

Guwahati Press Club Elections Finally Underway after 17 Long Years

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Guwahati, March 12, 2020:

The Guwahati Press Club elections, being held after 17 long years, is finally underway at the prestigious Guwahati Press Club (GPC). The election got underway at 8 am earlier today, and the counting of votes will begin from 5 pm onwards.

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This election has seen an intense campaign, and is being extensively promoted through online media such as social media. Moreover, this campaign is unique as it is the first time anywhere that a press club could not organize its elections or even its annual general body meeting for such a long period.

This election is considered integral to the Guwahati Press Club as the press club as a space for interaction, recreation and skill development of journalist was diminishing, thus this election was a long due.

816 members of the GPC form the electorate, who will decide the fate of 36 candidates, including eight women for 10 posts, where two spots are reserved for women.

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It may be mentioned here that the decision for the elections after 17 years was taken after a group of young journalists collected the signatures of 76 members asking for elections. The annual general body meeting was held and the previous committee that was at the helm of affairs was dissolved.

All the candidates have been doing extensive campaigning and many have been seen going door-to-door, seeking votes. A host of issues will be discussed this time -- such as the problems journalists face while covering issues, and workspace problems. Now, the election has become the talk of the town, and all eyes are on the results of the elections that are being held after 17 long years. Excitement has truly reached fever-pitch.

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