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Media fraternity pays tributes Khelen Thokchom on 61st birth anniversary

Journalists of the state joined the observation

For the first time, the Khelen Thokchom Trust is inviting applications from intending TV and print journalists having a minimum of three years’ experience in journalism to apply for the 4th edition of Khelen Thokchom Media Fellowship programme.

TFM Desk

The Khelen Thokchom Trust (KTT) on Wednesday observed the 61st Birth Anniversary of renowned journalist of the state Khelen Thokchom at Sagolband Tera Tongbram Leikai in Imphal.

The media advisor to the chief minister, editors, senior journalists, representatives of Youth Forum and Meira Paibi of the Tera Tongbram Leikai, KTT members and family members of the late senior journalist were present during the observation.

Paying floral tribute to the departed soul at the memorial statue of the late journalist, presentation of certificate and a shawl to Khelen Thokchom Media Fellowship (KTMF) recipient journalist Ng Liklaileima of The Sangai Express were the main highlights of the observation, according to a release.

Youth Forum, Tera Tongbram Leikai, president Tongbram Pishak also spoke on the occasion while the 3rd KTMF recipient journalist Liklaileima shared her experiences and findings in compiling her comprehensive reports on the “Challenges and opportunities of urbanisation in Manipur.”

Earlier giving the keynote address, secretary of the KTT Sobhapati Samom said the KTMF programme was initiated with an objective to enhance the writing skills of journalists in the state in diverse fields.

So far, the KTMF programme has been awarded to four journalists belonging to different media houses in the state.

Sports reporter Heikrujam Sadananda Singh of Poknapham and ST Lelen Vaiphei of Imphal Free Press were awarded the 1st edition of KTMF programme in 2018-2019 to write special stories on “Prospect of Cricket in Manipur”.

Similarly, staff reporter Babie Shirin of Imphal Free Press was selected for the 2nd edition of KTMF programme in 2019-2020 to produce researched based stories on “Manipur’s Dying Water Resources”.

In the 3rd edition of the KTMF programme 2020-2021, journalist Ng Liklaileima of The Sangai Express was selected.

For the first time, the KTT is inviting applications from the intending TV and print journalists having a minimum of three years’ experience in journalism to apply for the 4th edition of KTMF programme.

On the occasion the KTT announced the fellowships theme for the year 2021-22 as “Vanishing playfields of Manipur and its impact on health and sports”.

The trust invites journalists working both in Television and print news media to apply for the 4th edition of Khelen Thokchom Media Fellowships (KTMF) on the said theme.

One journalist each of Television media and Print media will be selected. The selected journalists must report six feature stories each, the release stated.  

For Television media the fellowship amount will be Rs 30,000 and for Print media it will be Rs 20,000.

The applicants should have three years of experience in their respective medium as a reporter/correspondents/contributor of newspapers/periodicals.   

An application along with Bio-data, a letter of support from the editor that the output under the fellowship will be published (mandatory for all candidates), one samples of ‘published report’ on sports if any should be submitted to Coordinator, KTMF c/o Pureiromba Enterprises # 7005706997, Konung Mamang (Palace Gate) near Pureiromba Khongnang, Imphal East District – 795 005 (Daily office timing 10 am – 5 pm except Sunday) before December 17, 2021.

Original publications of the reports will have to be submitted on the completion of the fellowship programme. The selection of applicants will be done by a jury of eminent media experts. Selection results will be announced during December end, 2021 through the personnel contacts. The selected fellows will be guided by mentors to bring out unique research oriented reports, it added.

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