Agartala, Feb 19, 2021, ENEWSTIME Desk
One of the first two steel cameras that came to India was for Maharaja Bir Chandra Manikya while the other one was for Maharaja Dindayal of Hyderabad.
Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma said while inaugurating a three-day Workshop for Photo Journalists. Tripura Photo Journalists Association organized the workshop at Agartala Press Club today.
Dev Varma said, the Association is trying relentlessly to develop professional standards of the Photojournalists of the State. He also hailed the initiative of forming of Tripura Photo Journalist Welfare Fund.
Among others Secretary of Agartala Press Club Pranab Sarkar, Chairman of Tripura Photo Journalist Welfare Trust Jayanta Bhattacharjee, Photographer and Documentary Film Maker of Kolkata Subhendu Chatterjee, former Chief Cameraman of West Bengal Bablu Das and president of TPJA Ranjan Roy were present in the inaugural session.
On the occasion souvenir of TPJA, Focus 2021 was released in the workshop. Secretary of TPJA Ramakanta Roy delivered the welcome address. Later former president o TPJA Pradip Chakraborty received Buddha Gupta Memorial Award and eminent Photo Journalist Tapas Dhar received the Abhijit Raha Memorial Award.
Noted Journalist Suman Debroy received the Rakesh Debnath memorial award. In the end, Deputy Chief Minister handed over special felicitation to renowned Photo Journalist Bikash Kole.