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Aim of media is to inculcate positive feelings


Senior journalists Umesh Upadhyay and Vijay Manohar Tiwari awarded with Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Samman in programme of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication

Bhopal, 14th April, 2017: The aim of journalists is not to earn livelihood. Also, their aims are not to spread news and not to start chain of newspapers. Instead, aim of journalism is to inculcate positive ideas in the society. To develop feelings of freedom is the objective of journalists. Their duty is to promote the feeling of 'country first'. Renowned litterateur Narendra Kohli expressed the views in 'Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Samman Samaroh' today. Senior journalists Umesh Upadhyay and Vijay Manohar Tiwari were awarded with 'Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Samman' for the year 2014 and 2015 respectively in the function for their important contribution in journalism. Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication organised the function at Ravindra Bhavan.

Addressing the audience on 'Responsibility of Media and Literature for Harmonious Society', as the chief guest of the function, Shri Kohli said journalists' work is not to agitate people. But, they work for saving ideology from bad views. Journalist does not gather money like a king. But, he distributes knowledge like a Rishi. Pointing out a big question on present media, he asked that why media provide an opportunity to anti-nation people for venting poison. Shri Kohli expressed concern on the language being used in media. He said as newspapers and television channels are destroying language, it has caused danger for our culture because language is carrier of culture. Not only of English,  Arbi and Persian words being used in Hindi. Today's Hindi is not understandable in Bhubaneswar and Hyderabad, but it can be understood in Arab countries.

Harmony is in Indian culture: Key speaker and chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes Nandkumar Sai spoke on 'Practical Approaches for Total Development of Deprived Section'. He pointed out the need of education and said it should be promoted. He said that Indian culture and thoughts have message of harmony. India presented view of accepting the world as a family. And, we should find out from where the idea of discrimination came. He said that Baba Saheb Ambedkar worked a lot for brotherhood, sociality, equality and harmony. But, we limited him as a leader of deprived section. Shri Sai said that Baba Saheb stressed on education. Referring naxalism, Shri Sai that naxalism has become a business and trible people are being used an instrument in it. The menace cannot be resolved on the basis of police action. Society's cooperation should be taken to tackle the problem. Before abolishing reservation system, he said that it should be considered that whether objective of giving reservation has been fulfilled.

Journalists should become warrior. Chairing the function, University Vice-Chancellor Prof Brij Kishore Kuthiala said that we should start such intellectual work in which there should be no give-up. Journalists should not become postmen of information. But they should become intellectual warrior. Word should not be used to create confusion but as a Brihm. They should consider that their words should not cause harm to the society. Prof Kuthiala said that society-fed media is the need of the hour in the interest of the society. Awarded journalists Umesh Upadhyay and Viay Manohar Tiwari also expressed views on the occasion. Sanskrit magazine 'Atulya Bharatam' and 'Media Navchintan' were released on the occasion.