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Posted on Dec 07, 03:03PM | UNI
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said media plays major role in creating mass awareness towards patriotism.
Mr Chouhan, while addressing inaugural function of an evening daily newspaper here yesterday, said that the media's contribution in generating the spirit of 'My State' and 'My Country' was worthwhile, an official release said.
He said new heights of development could be scaled if government and society work unitedly. He said the fortune of the state and the country would improve if every citizen and institution discharged their duty with honesty and dedication.
State Commerce and Industries Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya said journalism was a mission during the days of freedom movement. This missionary zeal needs to be adopted again during present time. He said positive journalism was a challenging task.
Chhattisgarh School Education Minister Brijmohan Agrawal said that such journalism is required during present time, which can instill patriotism, enthusiasm and energy among people.
He said brighter aspects of society and motivational deeds should be highlighted by media. He said that state and country needed positive journalism. Media's role was decisive in democracy. He said that journalism disseminating nationalistic thoughts is the need of hour.
On the occasion, outstanding performers in the spheres of sports, social service and journalism were conferred upon Shyam Bihari Bhatnagar Memorial Awards. They included Kaushal Sharma (Chhattisgarh) for journalism, Madhuri Mishra for social service, international hockey player Mohammad Bashir Khan and international volleyball player Chandralekha Sharma.
Speaking on the occasion, senior journalist Abhilash Khandekar said journalism was a challenging task. He stressed the need to revive mission of journalism. Bank of Maharashtra Chairman Naresh also expressed his views on the occasion.