Friday, November 16, 2012

Senior journalists honoured by Trichirappalli District press club on the occasion of National press day.

Senior News correspondent V.Ganapathy honoured by TDPC
National Press Day was observed at the Trichirappalli District press club (TDPC) at its headquarters in Trichirappalli on Friday, the16th of November, 2012. Tiruchirapalli District Press Club President A.J.Bhaskaran presided over the function. Press club General Secretary L.Shawnawazkhan in his introductory address said the national press day is emblematic of an open and conscientious press to ensure to maintain the high standards expected from this powerful medium as there was a need that the press as fourth estate to bring out  the tribulations and the anguish of the poor without fear. Treasurer Senthamiliniyan journalist J.Shanu felicitated the gathering. The functionaries of Trichirappalli District press club visited the residences of senior veteran News correspondents and press men: Govindasamy, V.Ganapathy, Jayaprakash and Pannerselvam those served decades as outstanding senior pressmen in Dinamalar, The Hindu, Dinakaran and Malaimurasu respectively for decades. At their elderly age, they were honoured with ponnadai and sweets and the Trichirappalli District press club functionaries appreciated the services rendered as senior pioneers in print media. These veteran journalists blessed the present functionaries of TDPC for remembering and honouring them on National Press Day.      In an exclusive interview to Etram News correspondent, TDPC Secretary L.Shawnawazkhan said, “the responsibility of the electronic media is even greater because with the modern technical advancements it crosses the barriers of illiteracy and inaccessibility to reach the citizens in the remotest corner of the country and that print media is particularly important in the fourth limb of democracy”. It is worth mentioning that TDPC Secretary L.Shawnawazkhan is the recipient of Siddhartha Journalists Award for the year 2010.-Govin

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