Saturday, February 24, 2018

Ram Bilas Sharma explains aim of journalism to journalists

 Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said that the main aim of journalism is to keep people conscious of their interests. Journalism becomes meaningful only when linked with social concerns and public interests.
        Mr. Sharma was speaking as chief guest in the 19th biennial convention of National Union of Journalists (India) organised by Chandigarh Journalist Association, here today. 
He said that meaningful journalism was discharging its duty of taking the welfare schemes and policies of the administration to the lowest strata of the society. He said that in the present scenario, the journalism job was full of challenges. In-spite of this, journalists writing truth of the society needs to be appreciated, he added.
        The Minister said that the State Government has introduced number of schemes for the welfare of journalists. A scheme was launched to give pension of Rs 10,000 per month to accredited journalists who are 60 years old or above. Apart from this, the State Government also provide financial help in case a journalist meets with of any accident.
        Expressing concern over the increasing incidents of attack on journalists, the Newly Nominated National President of National Union of Journalists (India), Mr. Ashok Malik said that journalists themselves need to be alert about their safety.
FIRE-FIGHTI9NG MOTORCYCLES: Haryana Directorate for Fire Service has decided to purchase 102 special type of fire-fighting motorcycles to tackle fire and emergency situations in narrow lanes. A sum of Rs 5.85 crore would be spent on this, for which approval has been given by the High Level Purchase Committee.
        While stating this today, Urban Local Bodies Minister, Mrs. Kavita Jain, said that the State Government would soon purchase 216 necessary vehicle and fire-fighting equipment at a cost of Rs 22.81 crore.
        She said that Rs seven crore would be spent on 52 truck tanker, Rs 3.25 crore on 23 tankers of 7,000 litres to 12,000 litres capacity, Rs 3.14 crore on 21 foam mixer-dispenser to deal with fire which outbreak as a result of rubber, plastic and oil, and Rs 1.93 crore on five advance rescue fire-fighting equipment.
        The Minister said that five small fire-fighting tankers of 2,000 litres capacity would be purchased at a cost of Rs 73 lakh, three fire-fighting water spray equipment would be purchased at a cost of Rs 45 lakh and cabin chassis of five trucks would be purchased at a cost of Rs 46 lakh.
 RELIGIOUS RELATIONS BETWEEN HARYANA AND UP: The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, has said that Haryana and UP have religious, mythological, and cultural relations for several decades and these relations would be made stronger..
        Addressing a gathering during Rangotsav-Lathmar Holi organised at Barsana in UP, today, the Chief Minister said Holi, the festival of love and joy, is being celebrated in the country since ancient times. It is celebrated in different forms during the entire Falgun month in Braj. 
        While UP is the ‘Janamsthal’ (birthplace) of Lord Krishna and Kurukshetra of Haryana is the ‘Karamsthali’ of Lord Krishna.Referring to UP as the theme state at the Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2018 organised at Surajkund in Faridabad district, the Chief Minister said relations with UP would be developed in other fields as well.
        Speaking on the occasion, UP Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, said the Haryana Government would undertake renovation of 84 kos parikrama marg at Braj area. He expressed gratitude to the Haryana Government, especially the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, for this step.
        UP Women’s Welfare and Tourism Minister, Mrs. Reeta Bahuguna Joshi, and Dairy Development and Religious Affairs Minister, Mr. Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary, also spoke on this occasion.

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