Arunachal Pradesh Governor, CM convey greetings to the media fraternity on the occasion of National Press day.
The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) has conveyed his warm greetings to the growing media fraternity of the State on the occasion of National Press Day and expressed his hope that the occasion will reinforce the commitment of the people towards freedom of press.
In his message, the Governor said that the Press Media is truly the Fourth Pillar of the democracy. It keeps the readers aware and abreast with the happenings around them as also obligates transparency and accountability amongst the public figures and the people. Today, the media is actively playing positive role in all walks of life. It is involved in every details of public affairs encompassing all aspects of human behaviour, be it legislative, administrative, judicial, social, law or order.
The Press Media, in our country has achieved very high standard of societal responsibilities and it is actively promoting the news dissemination. It is gratifying to see that the media has been successful in giving itself much needed progressive turn, keeping in pace with the changing times of globalisation. Media is becoming Informative, educative, perspective disseminator and platform for expression, the Governor further said.
I am confident that Press Media of India will continue to progress and achieve the top niche in journalism by orienting itself to face the challenges to national unity, integrity, women and girl child, the Governor reposed.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu has conveyed warm wishes to the media fraternity of the state and the country on the occasion of National Press Day.
In his message Khandu said “the 16th of November – is symbolic of a free and responsible press in India. This was the day on which the Press Council of India started functioning. Since its inception on November 16, 1966, the Press Council of India has come a long way and proved its worth as a moral watchdog to ensure that not only the press maintain high standards expected from it but also that it is not fettered by influence or threats of any extraneous factors”.
Khandu said that the press persons of Arunachal, despite several hurdles, have been working day and night to keep people informed and create opinion through their writings, reports, films and documentaries.
“In a vibrant democracy like India, the Press as the fourth estate has a major role in upholding the principles of justice, peace and communal harmony” CM added. He hoped that the State Media would continue to uphold the spirit of journalism ethics and educate the masses.