UNI reporter Partha Bhowmick, who retired after serving Arunachal Pradesh for 26 years was given a heart touching farewell by media fraternity of the state representing members of Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalist, Arunachal Press Club (APC) and Arunachal Pradesh Electronic Media Association (APEMA) in APC here on Friday.
Terming him as a technician turned journalist since 2010 after retirement of bureau chief A K Bhattacharya prompted him to file stories for the rest of India to know about this hidden land. His contributions for the state when no facilities were available are immeasurable. He might leave the state but with inedible memory of the state make him to stay in Arunachal and work for UNI,
Partha Bhowmick joined UNI on 20.10.985.in Kolkata as attendant and posted to Itanagar as junior technician in 1992.
Former APC president Taba Ajum described his contributions unparallel and he will always remain in our heart as he always inspired young scribes. “If anyone including Arunachalee has hurt you in any manner please forget and maintain the same cordial relations,” he said.
AEMA president Mukul Pathak wished him a peaceful life in his second innings but exhorted him to be always in touch with all old media friends before APC president Chopa Cheda felicitated maintain all traditional procedures to the thunderous applause of the gathering.
The citation handed over by Cheda read: Partha Bhowmick contributed a lot in the field of journalism, particularly to Arunachal Pradesh. His humble nature and unwavering dedication towards his work have earned him respect from his colleagues while inspiring many young scribes, who fondly calls him Bhowmick da.
On the eve of his retirement, the three media bodies wish him good health and containment in next chapter of his life.”
Bhowmick with rolling down his cheeks said that his Arunachal tenure, after serving for four years at Shillong, will be his life long memory to spend the rest of his life. Though the UNI wanted his to continue for two more years, but family compulsion forced him to return to Kolkatta to nourish his children, he added.
APCC president Takam Sanjoy over telephone extended gratitude to him for his prolonged service to the state and wished him a happy retired life.