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The Cambay Post extends warm greetings to all media professionals on the occasion of National Press Day

The Cambay Post extends warm greetings to all media professionals on the occasion of National Press Day

Article by: Preety Chaudhary

Ahmedabad, 16 November 2021:

Warm greetings on the #NationalPressDay. As the fourth pillar of democracy, media’s invaluable contribution and commitment: in finding the truth, while following media ethics, providing unbiased news, especially in dire times. My heartfelt gratitude to all the hardworking and dedicated media workers on the occasion of National Press Day. I urge the reporters to perform their duties faithfully without bowing to any pressure. –Dinesh Kumar Gautam

Some Salient points:

National Press Day is celebrated by the Press Council of India to uphold the rights and dignity of journalists.

Significance:

National Press Day is observed on November 16, every year to honour and acknowledge the establishment of the Press Council of India (PCI) in 1966.

History:

In 1956, the First Press Commission planned to form a Press Council to protect freedom of the press in India. On 4 July 1966, the Press Council was established in India. It came into effect from 16 November 1966. Therefore, 16 November is celebrated as National Press Day every year.

About Press Council of India:

Recommending the establishment of Press Council of India in 1956, the 1st Press Commission had concluded that the best way of maintaining professional ethics in journalism would be to bring into existence a body with statutory authority, of people principally connected with industry whose duty would be to arbitrate.

The Press Council of India was formed in 1966 under the Press Council Act of 1978. Justice Chandramauli Kumar Prasad is the present chairman of the Press Council of India. He has been appointed for a second term. He succeeded Justice Markandey Katju (2011- 2014) to become the chairman of the council.