Mr. BK CHUM, Who is one the living Founder Member of the Chandigarh Press Club was contacted on 03 Jan 2016 on the telephone by the undersigned. The honorable veteran member explained that idea of Press Club at Chandigarh was mooted some time in 1975 when the National Emergency was declared by then Prime Minister Smt. Indra Gandhi and the media was put under the ban. S Shaukeen, Sodhi and few other, as he remembers, got together at Sukhna Late and decided to form/constitute a body of journalists as The Body can brave the situation to print out news and thus the idea of Press Club up and get going sometime in 1979 with the efforts of Mr. HS Sodhi.
However, on going through the available old records, it can be well gathered that the following were the founder members, who toiled to establish the Chandigarh Press Club:
Information regarding the yearly record of Governing Councils has complied from the Governing Council registers as files pertaining to the years under reference could not be located. Further, from a perusal of governing council Register from 02 April 1985 to 21 April 1991, it will be seen that attendance of the various Governing Council’s meeting was not regulated. In addition to the elected executive body, a number of others members were also found attending the meetings.
The exactly elected body (Governing Council) as such could not be brought out from 1985 to 31 March 2001. However, from April 2001 onwards records have been updated. It may be brought further that Veteran member Akhil Gautam had been regularly attending all the ongoing Governing Council meetings from First meeting onwards which held on 02 April 195. He may be requested to update our records wherever we lack.
|Jaswant Singh Rana||President|
|Nalin Acharya||Senior Vice-President|
|Archana Sethi||Vice-President (Woman)|
|Barinder Singh Rawat||Secretary General|
|Sanjeev Kumar Mahajan||Secretary|
|Dr. Joginder Singh||Joint Secretary -I|
|Vishal Monga||Joint Secretary II|