Writers today want to be politically correct: Girish Kuber

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 26 Nov 2017 09:21:15


 

Staff Reporter,

“Writers today are want to be politically correct to avoid any confrontation. If journalism of today continues, there will be time when we will lose all respect. People today have surrendered to the establishment and this is enervating journalism. Many want to avail of the lures. This is wrong,” said Girish Kuber, Editor of Marathi daily ‘Loksatta’.


Girish Kuber was speaking at a function organised by Marwadi Foundation to honour him with ‘Late Prabodhankar Thackeray Samaj Prabodhan Puraskar 2017’, at Shri Sai Sabhagruha here on Saturday evening.


Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways; Sushil Kumar Shinde, former Union Home Minister; were the guests on this occasion. Noted litterateur Mahesh Elkunchwar presided over the programme. Ajay Sancheti, President of Marwadi Foundation; Girish Gandhi also shared the dais.


Responding to his felicitation, Girish Kuber thanked Marwadi Foundation for the honour. “This token of appreciation has bestowed upon me a huge responsibility,” he said.
Gadkari lauded the efforts of Girish Kuber. “Editorials have many times guided us in decision making process. Girish Kuber writes what he wants to, without succumbing to pressure from any quarter. He believes in leading the people than being led by the people,” he said.


Sushil Kumar Shinde congratulated Girish Kuber and said,
“His work reminds me of the works of Acharya Atrey. The way Kuber has written the book ‘Putin’ is commendable.” Mahesh Elkunchwar said that Girish Kuber was his favourite writer. He said, “His writing exhibits his wonderful friendship with the words he uses.”


Girish Gandhi proposed a vote of thanks. Many eminent personalities including Girish Vyas and Mitesh Bhangdiya, both MLCs; Satyanarayan Nuwal, Pravin Tapadiya, Atul Kotecha, and office-bearers of Marwadi Foundation attended the event.