CNBSJ’s appeal granted: Spouse of deceased photo-journalist joins government job

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BABUL SARKAR SOUMYA DE SARKAR
ALIPURDUAR/ SILIGURI
30 Aug 2018

A humanitarian appeal of Chandana Chowdhury, a senior scribe from Jalpaiguri and an active member of Confederation of North Bengal & Sikkim Journalists (CNBSJ) that was readily approved by the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee finally ensures smile on face of Anima Modak, who underwent a deplorable condition since her husband Rajkumar Modak, photo journalist of a vernacular daily died of a cardiac arrest on February 28. Anima Modak joined as a probationary tour guide at Jaldapara tourist centre on Wednesday after receiving appointment letter from the state government few days back.
Chowdhury drew the CM’s attention during a press meet to pathetic condition of the deceased photo-journalist’s family. Mamata Banerjee promptly responded and asked the CNBSJ officials to send a written application for Modak’s family.
“My gratitude to the Chief Minister, Chandana Di and all members of CNBSJ knows no bound. Their joint effort has not only saved my family but also an encouragement for the scribes to work impartially and fearlessly,” Anima Modak said after joining her duty officially.
Angshuman Chakraborty, general secretary of CNBSJ thanked the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in abundance for her humanitarian response to the appeal of Chowdhury.
“We, on behalf of CNBSJ, express our profound gratitude to the Chief Minister for her magnanimous gesture. She has also promised to treat any such issue of journalists and photo journalists suitably in future also. It is indeed a great encouragement for us,” Chakraborty said. Pramod Giri, working president of CNBSJ also thanked the Chief Minister and the state government for altruistic gesture.