New Delhi, 21 March 2017: President Pranab Mukherjee proudly vocalized journalism as an ‘exemplary’ field of study at the recent KCK International Award for Excellence in Print Journalism organized by Rajasthan Patrika in New Delhi.
Speaking on the honorary occasion, he said, “Journalism has had a long history in our country. The inception of Journalism dates back to 1819 when Raja Rammohun Roy published ‘Samachar Chandrika’ and ‘Mirat-Ul-Akhbar’; Mahatma Gandhi came out with ‘Young India’. It has been closely associated with our struggle for independence and social reforms. The contribution of print journalism to an evolving Indian society and nationhood has always been immense.”
He also exclaimed that the media is expanding with the advent of technology and that it has made Journalism easier. The President said that he was glad to have the opportunity of conferring the KCK International award for excellence for print journalism on the distinguished awardees. He hoped that this would inspire others to follow their path and wished them all success in their future endeavours.The President in the end said that print journalism has its own impact because journalists through their columns/ stories/ comments etc. find a permanent place in the minds of readers. He stated that media has expanded with increasing use of technology and the influence of social media has also increased over the years.