Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi yesterday committed the journalists a plot of land for Guwahati Press Club in the heart of the city. The third time chief minister the State, while attending the Guest of the Month program of the press club on Monday expressed his goodwill for the journalists’ organization.
A power point presentation was also made in front of Gogoi, where a number of pictorial slides of the proposed press club were shown. Prepared by Er JN Khataniar, practicing engineer and green building consultant, the press club model is ‘being prepared as a State of Art building complex as a land mark of Guwahati, having all the modern facilities with provisions for installation of high tech modern IT gadgets and instruments along with V-sets for instant access to and from all over the Globe’.
“The building is planned and designed with total application of Green Concepts such as use of green construction materials, energy efficient, environment friendly, efficient management for use of natural light, natural air and solar energy for less electricity consumption, healthy indoor ambience, proper drainage and garbage disposal facilities, rain water harvesting etc,” said Er Khataniar. Other important benchmarks of the five stories press club building will be earthquake resistant design, pre- engineered multi level building complex with steel frame structure for better structural responses, high quality fire fighting arrangements, car parking, underground water reservoir etc, he added.
A memorandum with the print-outs of the presentation was handed over to the chief minister by Nava Thakuria, secretary, Guwahati Press Club.
Meanwhile, the press club hall was officially converted into air-conditioning auditorium from today. Three ac machines, which have been offered by Satyam Foundation, are being activated in presence of the State chief minister.