Prime Minister Mnmohan Singh said the govt is very serious about fighting corruption but there is no magic wand and further reiterated that police action against Ramdev was very unfortunate and there was no alternative.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today gave away KC Kulish International Award for excellence in Media and journalism instituted by the Hindi daily.Singh further said that the issue of paid news is a serious concern.
He said such irresponsible reporting lowers the dignity attached with journalism.Singh said their coverage should not induce speculations that can prove detrimental for the society.“I am confident that people concerned with the media will try to remove lacunae in the coming days,” he said.Talking about the challenges before the media today, the Prime Minister said that in the fast-changing world, everybody should strive to ensure that no instability and tension is created in society.
“Media, especially language media, has the duty to ensure that our separate identity, values and culture remain intact while taking steps to make the country modern,” he said.
“It is the duty of all kinds of media to promote constructive debate on those issues which are important for all our countrymen, especially those socially and economically backward”, he added.