Arunachal Pradesh Governor, Chief Minister greet scribes on National Press Day
Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday extended their warm greetings to the media fraternity of the state on the eve of National Press Day to be celebrated on Friday.
The Governor expressed his hope that the occasion will reinforce the commitment of the people towards freedom of press. In his message, Mishra termed the media as the ‘Fourth Pillar of the democracy’ saying that the media 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 Media, in our country has achieved very high standard of societal responsibilities and it is actively promoting the news dissemination,” the governor said in his message.
Khandu in his message 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”. The Chief Minister 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.
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