President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday stated media individuals have beeb among the many frontline corona warriors who performed an essential position in educating individuals and mitigating the impression of the coronavirus pandemic. In his written message on the event of the Nationwide Press Day, the president additionally appreciated the Press Council of India (PCI), which regulates the print media, for safeguarding the independence of the press.
“I’m pleased to study that the Press Council of India is celebrating Nationwide Press Day on November 16 on the theme ‘Function of Media throughout COVID-19 and its Influence on the Media’. Rendering its service for almost 55 years, PCI has been the watchdog safeguarding the independence of the press whereas making an attempt to make sure high quality journalism. Its position is essential within the working of our democracy,” Kovind stated.
The president stated the theme of this yr’s Nationwide Press Day celebration offers with probably the most critical disaster going through the world and India.
“In coping with the problems regarding COVID 19, media has performed a vital position in educating individuals and thereby it has helped in mitigating the impression of the pandemic.
“Media individuals have been among the many frontline corona warriors. By means of PCI, I convey my appreciation to such media individuals,” Kovind stated.
India has to date recorded 88,45,127 COVID-19 circumstances, whereas 1,30,070 individuals have succumbed to the illness, in line with the Union well being ministry.
(With PTI inputs)