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Aditi Khanna became first women President of Indian Journalist's Association

Mar 20, 2014 18:20 IST

Aditi Khanna on 20 March 2014 was unanimously elected as the first women President of Indian Journalists’ Association (IJA) in London. This appointment of a lady as the President has happened for the first time in the 67-years long history of IJA.

Aditi Khanna is the London based correspondent for the Press Trust of India. Apart from Aditi, the Rupanjana Dutta, the Associate Editor of Asian Business Publication was appointed as its general secretary.

List of past Presidents of Indian Journalists’ Association (IJA)
• K S Shelvankar
• Sundar Kabaddi
• Tarapada Basu

About Indian Journalists’ Association (IJA)
Indian Journalists’ Association (IJA) was set up just before Indian independence in May 1947.The association was encouraged actively by VK Krishna Menon, who was also the first High Commissioner of Independent India in Britain. He allowed the then IJA members to use the India League premises near the Fleet Street and the Indian High Commission. IJA in London uses India Club premise for its meetings that was founded in the same premises after the Independence.

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