Mysuru: The outbreak of Covid-19 second wave is posing serious challenges to those working in the lead. Even journalists are no exception, as many of them are engaged in restless job.
Mysuru District Journalists Association (MDJA) has come up with an initiative providing meals to journalists at its premises on fifth cross, Tyagaraja road from April 27 up to May 12, till total shut down period.
Journalists are working for their respective news firms. Increasing Covid cases in Mysuru has also put tremendous pressure on journalists, who work non-stop and also coordinate with patients who request for beds, oxygen and medicines. In between, the journalists find no time for food. So, MDJA volunteered to provide food with the help of sponsors.
MDJA President S T Ravikumar told Mysoorunews.com “it’s a tough time, as not all journalists are able to access food at hotels outside, because of the norms. So we decided to take care of the food needs up to May 12. Around 100 odd journalists are utilising the facility,” he said.
MDJA was the first Journalists association in the state to set a precedent by taking several initiatives towards the welfare of Journalists. It now has 450 members.
Mysuru Urban Development Authority chairman and BJP leader H V Rajiv has sponsored the food facility for scribes at MDJA.
– Team Mysoorunews