Manoj Nath, senior journalist and news editor of Assamese daily Niyomiya Barta has been elected as the president of new general committee of the Guwahati Press Club.
Dhaniram Kalita has been elected as the vice-president while the other post of vice president reserved for women went to Mousumi Sarma Barua.
Sanjoy Roy of The Assam Tribune has been elected as the general secretary of the prestigious Guwahati Press Club.
The assistant general secretary post went to Manindra Deka, while the other post reserved for women went to Manisha Kalita of DY365.
Raju Baruah has been elected as the organizing secretary while Nayan Pratim Kumar won the post of treasurer.
Pallabi Bora has been elected as the cultural secretary while Dhiraj Hazarika won in the post of sports secretary.
Elections of the Guwahati Press Club were held on Thursday after a long gap of 18 years.
Polling began at 8 am while the counting of votes was held from 5 pm onwards.
The much-hyped election witnessed intense campaign, using traditional outreach methods like banners, posters, festoons and the new age mediums like social media bulk messages, WhatsApp broadcasts and audio-visuals (AVs) and not to forget door-to-door visits campaigns.
The decision for the elections after all these years was taken after a group of young journalists collected the signatures of 76 members asking for elections.