Rs 10 lakh financial aid to family of scribes who died of Covid-19

02 Aug,2021

By Our Staff


Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday provided financial aid to the families of journalists who lost their lives due to the coronavirus pandemic. The CM was accompanied bt India TV Editor-In-Chief and Chairman Rajat Sharma. The families of scribes were offered a cheque of Rs 10 lakh each.


Addressing the event, Sharma paid tributes to those who lost their lives due to the coronavirus pandemic and expressed sympathy with the families of the deceased. Said he: “TV, print, digital journalists not only covered news during Covid lockdown, but they also worked as a bridge between the government and the common people suffering from the deadly diseases. I am proud to say that people from the media fraternity faced the challenge bravely without hesitation.”


Remembering the times when hospitals were full and there were no beds available, Sharma said: “During times when people feared stepping even near the premises of a hospital, our journalists went inside several hospitals and reported the second wave of the pandemic.” Speaking upon the vaccination policy for journalists, Sharma said he called up CM Adityanath to press for the vaccination of journalists. “As NBA president, I approached UP CM Yogi Adityanath for vaccination of journalists and their families, he assured me of all help and within a few days, a vaccination drive was organised in Noida. I thank Yogiji on behalf of all the media fraternity,” Sharma added.


Speaking on the occasion, the Uttar Pradesh CM said: “It was on the initiative of Rajat Sharmaji that vaccination drives for journalists were organised in Noida and Lucknow. Over 25 thousand journalists were vaccinated during the drive.”


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