ISLAMABAD: Rawalpindi-Islamabad Sports Journalists Association (RISJA-R) has kept its tradition alive by honoring senior journalists who have devoted decades of service to the profession.
Two of the leading sports journalists Shaharyar Khan and Gabrial de Souza were honoured on the completion of thirty years in sports journalism.
Paying tributes to the two, Abdul Mohi Shah stressed on the youngsters to work hard in order to make a name for themselves in this Nobel profession like the two have done during their illustrious career.
Faheem Anwar Khan also praised the two for the dedication and sincerity they have shown for the profession.
President RISJA Afzal Javed said that the pioneer of RISJA in the region Mohi Shah has always tried to acknowledge the services of seniors and has encouraged newcomers to learn the art of journalism. “I appreciate Mohi Shah and Faheem Anwar for guiding the sports fraternity in the region in getting the required sports journalism knowledge. They also stay at the forefront in acknowledging the services of seniors like the way they have done today.”
Afzal Javed announced holding a workshop for young sports journalists where they will be given lectures on sports coverage and drafting stories.
Shaharyar Khan thanked the house for acknowledgment of the services he and Gabrial rendered in the field.
“We are thankful to RISJA members for showing support and honoring us on the completion of 30 years in service. Thirty years back when we started our career we were guided and supported by Faheem Anwar and Mohi Shah. We are ready to help youngster in any capacity that could help them to have a better knowledge about active journalism.”
RISJA Secretary Nasir Naqvi earlier expressed deep sorrow on the sad demise of senior journalist Pervaiz Shaukhat and Khawar Hyat (Senior Executive Vice President Pakistan Federation) and offered Fatiah for departed souls.