Shyamal Dutta, CJA Bangladesh
The Commonwealth Journalist Association (CJA) Bangladesh Chapter accorded a reception to CJA Global President Rita Payne on April 16, 2014 at Dhaka Club in the capital city of Bangladesh. Rita Payne was in Bangladesh for a weeklong professional visit.
CJA President Emeritus Hassan Shahriar, CJA Bangladesh President Farid Hossain, Secretary General Shyamal Dutta and other members of CJA Bangladesh Chapter received Rita Payne with a bouquet. Former minister and research scholar Mizanur Rahman Shelly, State Minister Mr Mirza Azam, editors and senior journalists of print and electronic media, representatives of different missions of Commonwealth countries in Dhaka and elites of the city were present at the reception.
Welcoming Rita Payne, CJA Secretary General Shyamal Dutta said the CJA has been moving forward under her leadership and the CJA would continue to play its dynamic role for ensuring freedom of press and journalists’ right. CJA President Emeritus Hassan Shahriar mentioned that the CJA, with its long untiring efforts, could contribute for uniting the journalists of Commonwealth countries to protect their interest.
Conveying her thanks for the reception, Rita Payne said she was delighted to visit Bangladesh where the CJA Chapter is very active. She expressed the hope that the CJA would be strengthened further in Bangladesh and also in other Commonwealth countries and would continue efforts to uphold freedom of press and interest of the journalists.
Photo credits: Syed Nahas Pasha