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CM Lauds Media Role

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik while lauding the efforts of Media has said that in the current times the media is omnipresent.

“Its presence is massive, and the amount of information it directs at people is mind-boggling,” the Chief Minister said inaugurating the Foundation Day of one of the largest circulated daily The Prameya here.

Mr.Patnaik said it is really a difficult time both for the news presenters and consumers.

“In this context, holding on to the roots of media ethics, searching for truth, and promoting democratic values can show the right direction. Every responsible media house needs to focus on real issues of people, rather than running for frivolous things,” he advised.

The Chief Minister said that Odisha is making massive strides in the development front with visible transformation in many sectors and in the background of a strong social security system, the State is now on the verge of witnessing an economic boom.

“In the recently held Make-in-Odisha-3.0, we have received investment intentions of a humongous Rs 10.5 lakh crore. This has the potential to create over 10 lakh jobs. And then, there is the multiplier effect on the economy too. We need the support of our people from every sector of society including the media,” he said.

He exhorted that The Prameya to play its role responsibly as the news of people from different sections of the society and different areas have gained people’s trust by bringing it to public opinion.

“Let’s work together for an empowered, happy and prosperous Odisha,” he urged.