500 journalists enrolled for Aadhaar even after oppose

Even after oppose the special camp for media persons in Delhi proved to be a successful one. Media persons reached in large numbers to make their voter and Aadhar card. Delhi Journalist Association (DJA) and Indraprastha Press Club of India (IPPCI) in association with Indian Medical Association (IMA) organized a two day special camp for media persons on 4th and 5th August at IMA headquarter in Delhi. More than 500 journalists and their family members enrolled for Aadhaar in the two days camp while about 200 journalists applied for voter card. Camp was inaugurated by Delhi’s Chief Election Officer Vijay Dev. The camp faced serious opposition from Citizen Forum for Civil Liberties (CFCV) who has been against Aadhaar since the very beginning. Participation of journalists in such a large number made the camp organization a success.

New Delhi’ Deputy Commissioner Ameya Abhyankar was the chief guest of the occasion. Inauguration Ceremony was headed by IMA Chief Secretary Dr. Narendra Saini while Manoj Mishra and senior journalist Manohar Singh were the special guests of the program. According to IPPCI President Narendra Bhandari this type of camp has been organized for the first time for journalists in Delhi. He said that life of a journalist is the busiest and due to this he cannot take time for voter card and Aadhar card. He has to go to two different places for this and has to face long queues and huge crowd. The procedure of voter card and Aadhaar enrollment is also so longer that one has to spend his full day for this. But in the camp this work was completed at a single place within few minutes.

DJA President Manoj Verma told that TV journalists got the maximum benefits of this camp. These are in majority among all the journalists who came here. He also said that similar to this a camp for journalists was also organized for making driving license earlier in which 250 journalists’ driving licenses were made. Members of IPPCI did a hard work to make this camp a successful one.

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