Kangleipaki Meira chief editor Wangkhemcha Shyamjai at a May Day observance function.
Local eveninger, Kangleipaki Meira observed May Day at Mongsangei Youth Council Manipur (YCM) club on Sunday.
Kangleipaki Meira chief editor Wangkhemcha Shyamjai attended the function as the chief guest, while N Romeo Singh was the president.
Shyamjai stressed on the key issues faced by the journalists of the state and the need to elevate their working and living standards. He said that big corporate houses try to stifle the voices of the labourers, and their due wages and rights are hardly given and this needs to be challenged. Since the workers cannot challenge their employers, the need for the labourers to remain united is a must and hence May Day signifies such resistance to demand the dues of the workers, he added.
Stressing that there are just about 400 journalists working in the state, he said that Kangleipaki Meira has been playing a pivotal role in the media community and was instrumental in demanding the implementation of the Majithia Wage Board Recommendations.
N Romeo, in his presidential speech, said that journalists play an important role in shaping the society and acts as its eyes and ears. Each worker has a place in the society and their value should not be undermined.
The programme was held with adherence to strict COVID protocol and was attended by journalists and club members.