Govt. Girls College Singrauli Celebrates World Sports Journalist Day 2024

Singrauli: Government Girls College Singrauli, in association with ITK India and the Indian Pierre de Coubertin Association, celebrated World Sports Journalist Day 2024.

The event brought together sports journalists from various parts of India, including Chanchal Bhattacharya and Ajay Kukreti from Ranchi, Jharkhand; Nitya Nand from Navbharat Times, Delhi; Tanay Sarkar from Kolkata; and Atul and D.K. Mishra from Dainik Bhaskar, Singrauli. The Secretary General of the International Pierre de Coubertin Association, Elvira Remini from Switzerland, also graced the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Remini highlighted the history of World Sports Journalist Day, explaining its origins and significance. She noted that 2024 marks 100 years since the founding of sports journalism in Paris.

She shared insights into the evolution of the field and the importance of celebrating this milestone.

The participating journalists discussed the critical role of sports journalism in society, career opportunities in the field, various types of media, and the challenges and opportunities faced by sports journalists today.

Dr. Uma Kant Singh, the Organizing Secretary, welcomed the attendees, followed by a welcome speech from Professor B.K. Pandey.

The Principal, Professor M.U. Siddiqui, addressed the gathering, emphasizing the importance of sports journalism in promoting sports and educating the public. Dr. D.K.S. Shambu delivered the vote of thanks.

World Sports Journalist Day was first celebrated in 1994 by the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) to honor its 70th anniversary. AIPS was founded in Paris in 1924 and is currently headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Olympic capital.

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