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Gitika Talukder Accreditation to Cover Olympics 2024

Gitika Talukder Accreditation to Cover Olympics 2024

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We share the inspiring journey of Gitika Talukder, a senior sports journalist and photographer from Guwahati, who has been directly accredited by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to cover the Paris Olympic Games 2024.

At East India Story, we take immense pride in our roots, the eastern part of India. Our region has always been a hub of talent and resilience, producing individuals who shine on national and international stages. Today, we are thrilled to share the remarkable achievement of Gitika Talukder, a senior sports journalist and photographer from Guwahati. Gitika has been directly accredited by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to cover the upcoming Paris Olympic Games 2024, scheduled to commence on July 26, 2024.

The IOC granted this prestigious accreditation as part of its initiative to promote women sports journalists and photographers. Gitika’s dedication and significant contributions to sports journalism have earned her this unique recognition, making her the first and only female photographer from India to receive such an honor. Globally, she is one of the few to be directly accredited under the IOC’s commitment to encouraging female journalists and young reporters.

In her press release, Gitika expressed heartfelt gratitude for this recognition. She stated, “It’s an honor and privilege to receive accreditation from the IOC to cover the Paris Olympic Games 2024. I am grateful for their generous decision, which encourages me to work even harder.” She emphasized this year’s Olympic motto, “Games Wide Open,” which symbolizes inclusivity and equal opportunity. Gitika believes this recognition bolsters women’s leadership qualities, vital for societal progress and open-mindedness.

Gitika is no stranger to the Olympic stage. She previously covered the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in Japan amidst the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite numerous media outlets opting out of the event due to the health crisis, Gitika showcased unparalleled bravery by covering multiple sports events under stringent conditions.

With a journalism career spanning 19 years, Gitika has an impressive portfolio. She has worked with numerous leading publications in India and abroad, covering significant sports events such as the Women’s FIFA World Cup 2023 in Australia and New Zealand, Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022, FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 in France, Russia FIFA World Cup 2018, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in London, Indian Premier League series, Commonwealth Games, and South Asian Games.

Gitika’s academic credentials are equally notable. She holds a master’s degree in Sports Management from Seoul National University in South Korea, earned through a scholarship from the Ministry of Sports, Republic of South Korea, in 2020.

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On July 23, Gitika will embark on her journey to Paris to cover the Olympic and Paralympic multi-sport events at various locations, joining the global media diaspora for this grand event. Her story is a testament to the spirit and talent of the northeastern region of India. As we celebrate Gitika’s achievement, we also celebrate the potential and promise that our region holds.

At East India Story, we are proud to share Gitika Talukder’s inspiring journey with our readers. Her accomplishment is a beacon of hope and motivation for many aspiring journalists and photographers from our part of the world. Here’s to Gitika, a true ambassador of northeastern India’s talent and tenacity.

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