Media should be neutral and independent for the strengthening of democracy: Chetan Singh Jouramajra
Says, the important role played by media creates a good society
Chandigarh, March 18, 2023:
Punjab's Information and Public Relations Minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra attended the two-day meeting of the National Executives of the Indian Journalists Union at Chandigarh today as the chief guest.
A two-day meeting of the National Executive of Indian Journalists Union is being held on 18 and 19 March 2023 at Kisan Bhavan, Sector-35 Chandigarh under the host of Punjab and Chandigarh Journalists Union.
In this meeting, National President of Indian Journalists Union Srinivas Reddy, National Media Adviser to Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Amar Devlapalli, Former President SN Sinha, Scribe News Magazine Editor Suresh Alapati and National General Secretary Balwinder Singh Jammu were present. Apart from this, more than 100 eminent journalists have arrived from 20 states of the country. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the challenges facing the media and to find their solution.
Addressing a large gathering of the journalist community on this occasion, Information and Public Relations Minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra said that media is considered as the fourth pillar of democracy. He said that media plays an important role in creating a good society. The media presents the real mirror of the country and the world to the society. He said that the first responsibility of the media is to present the real activities going on in the society to the people.
The minister said that in today's society, there has been a lack of reality in the propaganda being done through social media. He added that today the social media is being used only to fulfill their own interests, away from the reality. He appealed to the journalist community to adhere their responsibility to present the real picture to the society while also considering the propaganda going on social media so that democracy can be strengthened.
Minister explained that in the current situation, the journalist community is facing many challenges. He hopes that the renowned media personalities of the country participating in the two-day meeting of the Indian Journalists Union will consider the problems of the journalist community and give their valuable suggestions to solve them. The minister said that the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann will provide all possible support to the media for the further strengthening of democracy.
The Minister congratulated the two-day meet host team president Balbir Jandu, vice president Jai Singh Chhibbar, Treasurer Bindu Singh and others for this effort today.