Journalists have to play multifold role towards society, says Dr Kane

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Jun 2018 10:19:06


Staff Reporter,

“Journalists should stick to the norms and be very objective about journalism in society where there is decline and eruption of negativity,” said Dr Siddharthvinayak Kane, Vice-Chancellor, RTM Nagpur University (RTMNU) during the Devarshi Narad Journalist Award function organised by Vishwa Samvad Kendra on Thursday.

The programme was held at Anantrao Bhide Sabhagruha, 4th Floor, Dr Hedgewar Blood Bank, Ram Nagar.
Addressing the august gathering, Dr Kane said, “Today media is promoting negative news instead of promoting positive atmosphere with their news and information. However, journalists have to play multifold role towards the society. They should not forget their part towards the betterment of the society.”

Avinash Mahalaxme from a Marathi daily, Pravin Mudholkar senior journalist with IBN Lokmat and Nandu Andhare senior journalist from The Hitavada were conferred with Devashri Narad Journalist Award 2018 at the ceremony. All prize winners were honoured with a shawl, memento, bouquet and a cash prize.

Similarly, Arunkumar, Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) the special guest of the event said, “Maharshi Narad was not just a news communicator. He was keen on sustaining social values and social awareness among persons with whom he was meeting. Narad was considered as first journalist by many. India’s first newspaper Uddand Mathand published in 1826 mentioned that Narad is Aadya Patrakar in its front page by the publisher.”

He explained about the westernisation of Indian culture and also urged people to follow the ancient culture which is far advanced than the current world. A souvenir ‘Vidarbha Humkar’ was also released during the programme at the hands of the guests.

Vishwa Samvad Kendra, Vidarbha Adhyaksh, Sudhir Pathak, Vidarbha Pramukh, Atul Pingle, Vidarbha Saha-Pramukh Prasad Barve, RSS Vidarbha Prachar Pramukh Anil
Sambre, celebrity chef Vishnu Manohar and dignitaries were present during the programme. Ravi Meshram proposed a vote of thanks.