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JAMMU: Journalist fraternity under the banner of Press Club of Jammu (PCJ) on Thursday remembered senior photojournalist Ashok Sodhi on his Ninth Death Anniversary, who sacrificed his life while performing professional duties during an encounter at Samba in 2008.
Ashok Sodhi-was a photojournalist and then Chief Cameraman of a local English daily.
Journalists today assembled at the Press Club of Jammu, remembered their colleague and paid rich tributes to the departed soul at a function organised in his memory here this morning.
Ina Sodhi, daughter of Ashok Sodhi along with other family members also paid floral tributes.
Media men from both electronic and print paid their floral tributes to Ashok Sodhi. Two minutes silence was also observed as mark of respect to the departed soul.
Secretary General, Press Club of Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal remembered his days with late Sodhi and termed him as a professional man.
He said that Sodhi was not only known for his professionalism but also for his participation in social activities besides getting always ready to help the needy.
Jamwal, however, advised the working journalists to be careful and alert while performing their professional duties.
“Government has not yet come up with welfare schemes for the journalists especially those working in field,” Jamwal said.
Former President PCJ and senior journalist, Manu Shrivatsa recalled his closeness with Sodhi and his contribution besides role in the development of the Press Club of Jammu.
Dinesh Manhotra, Nishikant Khajuria, Dinesh Mahajan, Surjeet Singh, Vishal Bharti, Vivek Sharma, Sunny Dua, Vijay Mahajan, Raman Raina, Sewa Ram, Ashok Anand, Prem Kumar, Rajeev Mahajan, Vishal Sharma, Naresh Bhagat, Sanjay Gupta, Uttam Chand, Sohan Karlupia, Ajay Zaado, Shilpa Thakur, Richa Channa, Sanjeev Magotra, Karan and Shammi Thaapa were among other journalists who also paid floral tributes to Ashok Sodhi.
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