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CM inaugurates media workshop cum orientation programme at Agartala Press Club; Says State govt believes in right to freedom of media

Media works like a mirror. It plays a pivotal role in the social transformation and at the same time it acts like a sentry for conservation of democracy, stated the chief minister Prof. (Dr.) Manik Saha today after inaugurating a four-day workshop-cum-orientation programme for the media persons at Agartala Press Club.

Information and Cultural Affairs department, in association with the Agartala Press Club has organized this media workshop. Media persons of print, electronic and web media from across the state will be attending this workshop. The chief minister addressing the gathering today said, media is the fourth pillar of democracy. So media needs freedom of speech. Otherwise people will not get the right information. The state government also believes in the freedom of media.

Speaking on the occasion the chief minister further said, the present state government is most media-friendly and it is reflected in its work. It has already taken several steps for the welfare of media and media persons. This policy of the government will continue to be reflected in future also. He said, training is a very important aspect to hone someone’s skill. And it is also very important to maintain one’s skill or excellence in performance. This kind of workshop will enhance the performance of media persons, he believed.

Addressing the audience the secretary of ICA Department Dr. P.K. Chakraborty said, in the age of technological advancement this kind of workshop is need of the hour. This will prove helpful in preparing news, feature etc. Media also has a role to play in disseminating information on the policy, guidelines of the government to the public.

The state government expects the media to present constructive news. Referring to the earlier media workshops he also said that the state government has taken initiative to implement various welfare measures like increase of pension amount, introduction of insurance scheme, modified advertisement policy etc. for the welfare of media fraternity.

On behalf of the Agartala Press Club, its secretary Ramakanta Dey said, the state government is sincere enough towards the welfare of media persons. Introduction of insurance scheme for them is one such reflection. Welcome address was given by the director of ICA Bimbisar Bhattacharjee. About 300 media persons of print, electronic and web media will take part in the workshop. Eight resource persons will be there to give their best inputs during the workshop. Among others president of Agartala Press Club Jayanta Bhattacharjee and editor of PTI (Eastern region) also spoke on the occasion.


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