NEW DELHI: Senior journalist Rajeev Ranjan Nag has been elected as President and Senior sports journalists Harpal Singh Bedi as General Secretary of the Press Association after a keenly contested elections held at Press Club of India on Saturday.
Press Association is the only association of journalists of the print media (newspapers, news agencies, magazines etc) who are accredited to Government of India. It has representation in most of the apex journalist bodies like Press Council of India, Central Press Accreditation Committee, Press Advisory Committee of Lok Sabha and Press Advisory Committee of Rajya Sabha etc.
Press Association is also the oldest recognised organisation of accredited correspondents and is a registered body. Correspondents representing international, national and regional media all over the country are our members.
Mr Shisihri Soni (Hari Bhoomi) and Mr Jagdish Chandra Verma (Hindustan Samachar) as new Treasurer. Mr Manoj Verma (Nai Dunia) was earlier elected unopposed as Joint Secretary.
Six Members were elected to the post of Executive Committee. They are- Ms Ira Jha (Nav Bharat), J Venkatraman (Freelance), Mr S N Verma (Qaumi Samachar), Mr O P Pal (Haribhomi), Mr Shrikant Bhatia (Samvaad Sindhi) and Mr Vinet Wahi (Freelance). Mr Rajeev Ranjan Nag is also Member of the Press Council of India.