Prime Minister Attends Function To Mark National Press Day

The Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi addressing at the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Press Council of India on the National Press Day, in New Delhi on November 16, 2016. The Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information & Broadcasting, Mr. M. Venkaiah Naidu, the Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, the Chairman, Press Council of India, Justice Chandramauli Kumar Prasad and other dignitaries are also seen.
The Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi addressing at the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Press Council of India on the National Press Day, in New Delhi on November 16, 2016. The Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information & Broadcasting, Mr. M. Venkaiah Naidu, the Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, the Chairman, Press Council of India, Justice Chandramauli Kumar Prasad and other dignitaries are also seen.

‘Emphasizes The Importance Of Freedom Of Press’

New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): The Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi attended a function organized by the Press Council of India on the occasion of National Press Day on Nov 16. The occasion also marks the Golden Jubilee of the Press Council of India.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister emphasized the importance of freedom of press, and said press should self-regulate, adding that any external interference or regulation on press is not called for.

The Prime Minister expressed concern over the recent killings of journalists in some parts of the country. He said that journalists losing their lives in the quest for telling the truth, is an extremely serious development.

(Source: PIB/GR/TYP/BIN/USPA/WN/IAIJ)

D P Sathya Prakash

Senior Reporter

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