Saturday, October 13, 2012
Adding another feather to its cap, the Echo Group of Publications on Monday rolled out its third newspaper in the islands - a bright broadsheet Hindi daily christened ‘Info India’ with the desire to introduce a new trend in journalism and contribute for the upliftment of the society. The Chief Secretary, Mr Anand Prakash was the chief guest on the occasion. The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Mr DV Negi, Director General of Police, Mr SB Deol, Secretary to LG, Mr Satish Mathur and Associate Professor, Hindi, JNRM, Mr Vyas Mani Tripathi shared the dais with the chief guest. The launch function held in the auditorium of the Tagore College of Education here was also attended by a number of top bureaucrats, political leaders, litterateurs and the general public.
Officially releasing the first set of "Info India", the Chief Secretary underlined the role of media in the society. “Newspapers play a ‘bridge’ role between the administration and the general public by reporting happenings from all spheres. However, newspapers should report objectively based on facts rather than sensationalizing stories. Balanced reporting is the hallmark of true journalism and I hope the new Hindi daily will live up to the expectations of the society,” Mr Anand Prakash said. "The Echo of India has earned a name for itself through its objective reporting and I hope "Info India" will emulate the pattern in the days to come,” the Chief Secretary said assuring all possible administrative support to the publication.
Congratulating the Info India management for the feat, the Director General of Police, Mr SB Deol called for concerted efforts to ensure the newspaper reaches every nook and corner of this island territory. “The islands media has grown manifold in the last few years; however the geographical isolation of this territory has been hindering the reach of newspapers to many islands here. A mechanism needs to be worked out to make certain newspaper availability in every inhabited island so that the masses are kept informed of the day to day happenings in the islands and country,” Mr Deol said.