Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor K
Sankaranarayanan on Monday asked media "not to write only about
corruption and scams but also report positive developments."
Media should not take the role of passing judgments, as
some people in the media business tend to do. It should merely
inform people and enable them to form an opinion of their
own, Sankaranarayanan said.
The Governor was speaking at a function after presenting
the Padmashree Dr G G Jadhav Memorial Award to Editor of
Marathi daily Prabhat (Pune) Arun Khore at the Mumbai Marathi
The award carries a cash prize of Rs 25,000 and a
The Governor observed that the world is looking up to
India with great admiration for its robust economic growth and
Mentioning that leaders of the world are keen to know
how Indian economy is managing to grow at 8-9 per cent despite
our huge population base, the Governor appealed to the media
to also write about positive developments taking place in the
country, while continuing to bring to light stories of scams
and corruption in public spaces.
"The average daily income of a majority of our people
is less than 20 rupees a day. Media has the obligation to
raise the problems of these silent millions," he said.
Recalling recent incidents of attacks on journalists
and media houses, the Governor said that such events had no
place in a democratic society and that the guilty must be
brought to justice, howsoever powerful they might be.