Committed to upholding freedom of press: Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, File Photo

New Delhi, Nov 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday granted wishes to journalists on “National Press Day” , saying his government is “fully committed to upholding freedom of press and expression in all forms”.

PM in a series of tweets,  described free press as the “cornerstone of a vibrant democracy” and stated that “the role of the media in giving voice to the voiceless is commendable”.

“My greetings to all friends in the media on National Press Day. I appreciate the hard work of our media, especially the reporters and camerapersons, who tirelessly work on the ground and bring forth various news that shapes national as well as global discourse,” he tweeted.

“The role of the media in giving voice to the voiceless is commendable. Over the last three years, the media has added great strength to ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ and effectively furthered the message of cleanliness,” Modi asserted.

The Prime Minister said that we were facing the rise of social media and news being gathered through mobile phones. “I am sure these advancements will further the reach of the media and make the media space even more democratic and participative,” he said.

“May our media space be used more and more to showcase the skills, strengths and creativity of 125 crore Indians,” Modi said.

Wefornews Bureau 

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