The South Goa Journalists’ Association on Tuesday felicitated freelance journalist Arvind Tengse for being the first Goan appointed on the Press Council of India.
Speaking about his achievement, Tengse said that he began his career as a journalist from Tarun Bharat daily in the year 1990, but his career as a photo journalist began only after the Varca murder which took place in 1991.
“That was the first photograph which I clicked and thereafter I knew the importance of supporting my story with a photograph,” he said calling it a turning point of his life.
“Today, what salaries Goan journalists are getting is the least compared to all other places in India,” he said and assured them that he will voice their problems to the PCI and appealed to them to support his always.
Senior Journalist Anil Pai said that it is indeed an honour for the journalists in Goa as it is for the first time that a Goan is on the board of the PCI. “Now we have Tengse who will represent us at the PCI,” he said.
The members also felt that the Goa Union of Journalists (GUJ) should take cognizance of this and felicitate Tengse.