Prabhat editor Khore gets Padmashree Jadhav Memorial Award
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Last Updated: Monday, May 23, 2011, 21:21
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 Patrakar Sangh.

The award carries a cash prize of Rs 25,000 and a citation.

The Governor observed that the world is looking up to India with great admiration for its robust economic growth and genuine democracy.

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.


First Published: Monday, May 23, 2011, 21:21

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