Bhubaneswar: In an uncontested win, Pratap Mohapatra joined as the new President of Utkal Journalists Association (UJA) for three years on Sunday.

Mr. Mohapatra was welcomed by all the senior officials and employees of UJA.

One minute silent prayer was observed by the Committee in the memory of the dead journalists.

Later, the Committee decided to hold a demonstration regarding State Government’s apathy towards working Journalists on the coming days.

The general meeting was organised at the Head Office of Kharvel Nagar and headed by Ex-President Manoj Das.

In the meeting, General Secretary Haradhan Banerjee read out the Annual report and the Treasurer Prasanna Kumar Tripathy submitted the Budget report for 2011-2012.