Welcome to Press Club of India
The Press Club of India is already a half century old and is going great guns, as it used to be. It was formed way back in 1958 largely at the initiative of a few editors in the capital of the country. It is a tribute to their vision and their faith in fellow journalists that the old lady of Raisina Road is still there and, what's more, doing well. But the unique feature of the club is that it represents the entire country not cities as the press clubs all over the globe do.
Having a membership of about 3,000 journalists and 1,000 associate members from the media-aligned fields, the club is poised to have its own premises shortly to cater to the need of young media persons.
It started an art gallery for the budding artists from small towns two years ago. A number of cultural events too are organised on its lawns. The gigantic task of preparing the live register of its ordinary (journalist) members has been implemented successfully. All members including the associate members have been issued I-cards, carrying primary details about them such as postal address, phone number, address and e-mail address along with the photograph of the card holder.
We have reciprocal arrangements with all the state capital-based press clubs in India such as UP Press Club at Lucknow, Press Club of Jammu, Chandigarh Press Club, The Press Club Mumbai, Pink City Press Club at Jaipur, Guwahati Press Club, Bangalore Press Club, Hyderabad Press Club, Uttaranchal Press Club at Dehra Dun, Chennai Press Club, Lake City Press Club at Bhopal, The Agartala Press Club in Tripura, Trivandrum Press Club at Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata Press Club, Press Club Shimla etc. Members can avail facilities at these clubs on production of their I-cards. However these reciprocal facilities have not been extended to district-based press clubs due to paucity of facilities at the Press Club of India. For International Press Clubs, members can visit the websites of the members of the International Association of Press Clubs (IAPC), of which the Press Club of India is a member.
The following is the result of the election held on January 21st, 2012.
T.R. Ramachandran (Ram)
Vice President (1)
Arun Kumar Kesari
Secretary General (1)
Joint Secretary (1)
Nadeem A. Kazmi
Managing Committee (16)