13 Aug : The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the credibility of media is at stake in the era of market economy. Media can play a meaningful role with constructive approach only when it becomes a mission. He was dedicating to people a weekly news paper LN Star launched by the LNCT Media Group at Ravindra Bhavan here today.
The Chief Minister said that the media should expose the shortcomings in governance, but it should also highlight the positive aspects. Referring to strengths of media, he said that the fraudulent cannot remain unnoticed.
Shri Chouhan said that journalism contributed to achieving freedom from the foreign rule. He underlined the crucial role of journalism during freedom movement saying that all great leaders like Mahatma Gandhi brought out newspapers to awaken people. He said that the era of rebuilding the nation started after independence in which development journalism started and played an important role to make people aware. The third phase of journalism was the period of emergency when journalism fought for civil liberty. In the ongoing age, media has to maintain a balance. It has to face challenges of market economy while addressing social concerns.
Former Chief Minister Shri Digvijay Singh wished the LNCT Group all the success in the new venture in media. Deputy Leader in the State Assembly Chaudhari Rakesh Singh underlined the role of media in enlightening the society to its duties and rights. He hoped that the weekly would not only keep its readers informed but also transmit values to new generation.
Minister for Urban Shri Babulal Gaur, Minister for Commerce and Industries Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya, Minister for Public Relations Shri Laxmikant Sharma, Minister for Housing Dr. Narottam Mishra, national general secretary of BJP Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, state president BJP Shri Prabhat Jha, Rajya Sabha member Shri Anil Madhav Dave were present.
Managing Director of LNCT Group Shri Suresh Chaukse threw light on the objectives of launching the weekly. Chairman of the LNCT Group Shri Jaynarayan Chaukse, Shri Ambreesh Cahukse, Shri Anupam Chaukse Suprabhat Chaukse, editor of the weekly Shri Prakash Bhatnagar, special correspondent Shri Rakesh Agnihotri, news editor Shri Amitabh Farrog welcomed the guests. Mementos were presented to the guests. Shr Jaynarayan Chaukse gave a vote of thank.
Minister for Home Shri Uma Shankar Gupta, Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation Shri Dhruv Narayan Singh, Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Poultry Development Corporation Shri Shaitan Singh, Bhopal divisional commissioner Shri Manoj Shrivastava, commissioner public relations Shri Rakesh Shrivastava and media representatives were also present.