Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ) has hailed the appointment of Mr K. Amaranath, Secretary, Indian Journalists Union as a Member of the Press Council of India, apex body for preserving the freedom of the press and of maintaining and improving the standards of press in country. The Union Government issued a notification constituting the 11th Term of Press Council of India on Wednesday. It will have a term of three years from the date of notification.
Mr Amarnath, 60, a senior journalist of more than three decades of professional standing, worked in “Andhra Bhoomi” daily for 25 years and retired as News Editor. He is presently working as Special Correspondent of News & Services Syndicate (NSS) and contributing for some publications as a freelancer. He regularly appears in news based programmes of several Telugu News Channels.
Mr Amaranath is actively working in the APUWJ for the last three decades. He served as president for one term and secretary for three terms. He was elected as secretary of Indian Journalists Union for the third term in Sirsa, Haryana in 2007.
Mr K. Srinivas Reddy, Secretary-General, president-elect, Mr S.N. Sinha, Mr Devulapalli Amar, secretary-general-elect of Indian Journalists Union (IJU), the APUWJ president, Mr D. Somasunder and general secretary Mr Y. Narender Reddy have congratulated Mr Amaranath on his appointment as Member of the prestigious Press Council of India.