Manipal: News media, as the fourth pillar, protects democracy from being exploited used for individual gains, opined Dr. Subhash Chandra, Chairman, Essel Group and ZEE.
Addressing students of T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal, for the next episodes of India’s popular youth show - Dr. Subhash Chandra (DSC) Show, Dr Chandra said while speaking on the topic ‘Has media lost its credibility?’: “News media is a tool which in a large democracy like ours creates public opinion so that the other pillars of the society like the executive, the legislature, the judiciary and even business, do not use the democracy for their own gains. Today, so much information is available on the internet which helps people to decipher the difference between right and wrong.”
“Social media is keeping the mass media in check and helping the news media to stay honest,” he added.
Further, while speaking on the topic of ‘Gratitude’, Dr. Chandra emphasised, “The expression of gratitude to the environment makes life beautiful. When we do good work, we like our reflection in the mirror in the morning. This sense of gratitude also makes us feel more positive, better and younger.”
Dr Chandra, host of the highly-successful Dr. Subhash Chandra Show, also shared insights on the newly launched DSC Club. He said, “We have started the DSC Club to identify talents of each individual through a scientific method which will help in career guidance. The DSC Club aims to create a talent pool in different parts of the country and become a bridge between potential entrepreneurs and financial institutions. We want to identify the change agents in the country who will become a part of the editorial team of an e-newspaper for their own city, assembly or constituency.”
The DSC Show has successfully completed over 40 episodes travelling to various cities across India, including Mumbai, New Delhi, Noida, Kolkata, Jaipur, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Ghaziabad, Pune, Jalandhar and Chandigarh.
The show is aired every week on Saturday at 10 pm on Zee News and 7 pm on Zee Business, and on Sundays at 11 am on both Zee News and Zee Business. The show is also aired on other channels of Zee Media Corporation Limited.
A self-made man, Dr. Subhash Chandra has consistently demonstrated his ability to identify new businesses and lead them on the path to success. From trading goods, setting up a packaging industry to opening up theme parks and multiplexes, and creating India’s largest and most profitable TV media group, Dr. Chandra has travelled a long way. It was Dr. Subhash Chandra's vision that helped give birth to the satellite TV industry in India with the launch of Zee TV in the year 1992.