CM Dr. Manik Saha urges for constructive news coverage

Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha on Wednesday inaugurated the 4-day long media workshop cum orientation programme here at Agartala Press Club and said that freedom of press is necessary for strengthening democracy. He urged upon the media houses and journalists to ensure constructive news coverage for better functioning of the state administration.

Addressing the gathering of journalists from different media groups and houses including the web portals, Chief Minister Dr. Saha said that the present government is media-friendly and hence the journalists should be more cautious in writing news to ensure that correct information is rendered for the general public.

“The state government has already taken many steps for the welfare of the media and journalists. This effort will continue in the coming days,” he said, adding that underlining the mistakes of the government in the media also helps the government in running the administration flawlessly.

Dr. Saha however expressed hope that the workshop would increase the excellence in work for the journalists.

Secretary of the Department of Information and Culture Affairs Pradeep Kumar Chakraborty, who remained present in the inaugural session also addressed the gathering and said that such workshops are very necessary in the era of technological advancement. Media also plays an important role in underlining and promoting various policies and guidelines of the state government meant for the welfare of the people, he said.

Director of ICA department Bimbisar Bhattacharya, Agartala Press Club Secretary Ramakanta Dey, Agartala Press Club President Jayant Bhattacharya and other eminent journalists of the state were present in the event.

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