Warm send-off to Editor-in-Chief HK Dua
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, March 15
Outgoing Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune and member of the Rajya Sabha HK Dua was given a warm send-off by The Tribune management and staff at a function organised on the office premises here today.
The function was attended by, among others, members of the Tribune Trust, Justice SS Sodhi, Prof RP Bambah, new Editor-in-Chief Raj Chengappa, general manager Sanjay Hazari and editorial and administration staff.
Recalling the significant contribution of Dua in the field of journalism, Prof Bambah placed him in the league of illustrious editors of the likes of Kalinath Ray and Prem Bhatia who took The Tribune to great heights.
“The Trust had given him all editorial freedom and Dua measured up to the task efficiently,” he averred.
Dua took up public interest issues and established a good rapport with The Tribune readership and that is how the newspaper became Voice of the People, he said. Prof Bambah said Dua enjoyed a harmonious relationship with members of the staff.
“Dua’s nomination to the Rajya Sabha is another feather in his cap and the country will be benefited with his clear vision,” said Prof Bambah.
In his thanksgiving speech, Dua said his role remained the same, even as the podium had changed. “I am going to continue being with the voice of the people. As an Editor-in-Chief, I used to write editorials, now as a Member of Parliament, I would be speaking them. I will do justice to my duty.”
Dua also welcomed his successor Raj Chengappa and mentioned his achievements as a journalist and as an author of various books.