Member of Impulse Model Press Lab Core Committee, and Editor, Sikkim Express
Amit Patro, Member of Impulse Model Press Lab Core Committee, and Editor, Sikkim Express Amit Patro is one of the youngest daily newspaper editors in the North-eastern region of India. He joined Sikkim Express as an Associate Editor in 2001, when it was a weekly publication.
He became the Editor of Sikkim Express in 2003 at the age of 24 and turned the weekly into a Daily Newspaper. Sikkim Express became the first English Daily newspaper of the state in 2003. He was selected for the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists, an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) of the US State Department.
He, along with 150 journalists from 100 countries, participated in this fellowship program in USA in 2010. Representing the integration of Sikkimese media in national media mainstream, he was invited by the Union Government to be part of the Indian Media Delegation accompanying the Prime Minister to the 16th SAARC Summit held at Thimpu in April 2010.
On invitation from the Rashtrapati Bhavan, he was also in the media delegation during the Presidential tour of Laos and Cambodia in September 2010. He was also conferred with Sikkim Sewa Samman, the highest Civilian Award conferred by the Sikkim Government, for his contributions to Advancement of Media in Sikkim in 2013. Patro is the official Media Partner of Impulse NGO Network. At the 2013 Trafficking In Persons Conclave, he received the Impulse Model Best Media Person Award for generating the highest number of articles on human trafficking.