Chief Minister, Jai Ram Thakur, while interacting of Media Mahamanthan Conclave titled Baat Bharat Ki (Voice of Nation) on completion of 75 years of publication of the two National Weeklies Panchjanya’ and Organiser’(English) at New Delhi, said that as the Nation commemorates 75 years of Independence, it is a matter of great pride that the above two National weeklies are also celebrating their historical journey of 75 years and congratulated the ‘Bharat Prakashan’ and organisers for the same.
A day long Conclave ‘Baat Bharat Ki’ witnessed participation of eight Chief Ministers of the BJP ruling states viz; Uttrakhand, Haryana, Manipur, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Assam. The Conclave highlighted the glorious journey of Panchjayna and the Organiser weeklies, besides, Cultural and Economic growth of India, Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav, India’s broad- spectrum development and similar other important topics related to the Pride of India.
The Chief Minister while highlighting the glorious journey of the weeklies, remembered Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhayay who was the founder of Panchjanya, and the late Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who became the first Editor of Panchjanaya in 1948 and under whose guidance these publications gained more recognition and achieved highest standard of professionalism. The Organiser was started in 1947 as English weekly.
Stressing upon digging out the truth and highlighting the issues related to the common man, the Chief Minister said that the Panchjanya and the English weekly Organiser always stood for the rights of the common man in its true perspective. Whatever may have been the circumstances; these two publications highlighted Nationalism without any suppression and outside influence and treaded on the path of truth and reality.
“In the present era of Social media and easy internet access, there is no scarcity of news but to cater the value based news accompanied with factual information is the major challenge to the present media and I am proud that Panchjanya and Organiser weeklies have been doing this from last 75 years with zeal”, said the Chief Minister.