In a small but impressive function, held here today, media persons from print as well as electronic media organizations gathered to pay tributes to Ashok Sodhi, senior photojournalist on his seventh death anniversary. Sodhi had attained martyrdom while performing his professional duties during a fierce encounter in Samba on May11, 2008.
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Media persons from various organizations offered floral tributes to Sodhi’s potrait and remembered his contribution towards society as a whole and journalism in particular. The programme was held at KL Sehgal Hall of J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages.
Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation and former Director of Information Sh. Sojanya Sharma was the chief guest at the occasion along with IG Danish Rana, who also attended the function.
Two minutes silence was also observed by the members of the media fraternity while paying rich tributes.
In his address, Sharma remembered th econtribution of Sodhi towards the field of journalism and said that by sacrificing his lifein the line of duty Ashok Sodhi had inspired his juniors to never compromise with their work.
He said he would be remembered for his contribution to photojournalism in the state bt the coming generations, particularly by the media fraternity.