IFWJ men win Jaipur Press Club

IFWJ men win Jaipur Press Club

The Pink City (Jaipur) Press Club has elected as its President and General Secretary two senior members of the Indian Federation of Working Journalists (IFWJ), informs Jagdish Jaiman, President of the IFWJ’s Rajasthan Unit. Colleague Virendra Singh Rathore, Chief Reporter of “Daily Samachar Jagat”, was elected President and Colleague Mukesh Chaudhary, Editor of Hindi journal “The King” as General Secretary. IFWJ President K.Vikram Rao has congratulated them on phone last night.

Virendra Singh Rathore, a nominated member of the IFWJ National Council, was the General Secretary of the Rajasthan Working Journalists Union (RWJU) in 2005, when he had organized the IFWJ National Council session, addressed by the then (and also present) BJP Chief Minister Vasundra Raje of Rajasthan.

Rathore has addressed many IFWJ sessions, particularly the NC meeting in Cuttak (Orissa).

In a five-cornered contest election Rathore defeated his nearest rival Ish Madhu Talwar, retired from ETV.

Mukesh Chaudhary won the General Secretary’s post in a sharply divided vote. His father Sri Murari Lal Chaudhary worked for the United News of India (UNI) for several years. He was an IFWJ activist.

The IFWJ and its State Unions heartily congratulate Rathore and Chaudhary.