British Deputy High Commissioner Caroline Rowett recently interacted with the new Governing Council (2023–24) of the Chandigarh Press Club on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on Wednesday.
She was welcomed by the Chandigarh Press Club president, Saurabh Duggal and his team at the Chandigarh Press Club, Sector 27, Chandigarh.
Ensuring Press Freedom and Equality
On this occasion, Rowett said, “Thank you, President Saurabh Duggal and your team at the Chandigarh Press Club, for a lively discussion providing valuable insights on press freedom on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day.”
She added, “It was good to hear about various initiatives taken by the Chandigarh Press Club to raise awareness for press freedom and equality.”
She also congratulated the team for becoming the first press club to have gender-neutral and wheelchair-accessible washrooms.
On this occasion, Chandigarh Press Club office bearers Ramesh Handa, Umesh Sharma, Neha Sharma, Dushyant Singh Pundir, Arshdeep Arshi, Sushil Raj, Mansa Ram Rawat, and Rajesh Dhall were also present alongside Former club office-bearers Karnail Singh Rana, Sanjay Malhotra and Mona were also present.
Rajinder Singh Nagarkoti, Political, Press, and Projects Adviser, British Deputy High Commission, Chandigarh, accompanied Caroline Rowett.