SPEAKER ISHWARDAS Rohani on Sunday felicitated veteran writer-journalist Saraswati Sharan Kaif in a function at the EMS Academy of Journalism. Senior journalist B R Gupta presided over the function.
The Speaker presented certificates to talented students of the academy on the occasion. EMS Academy’s chairman Sanat Jain welcomed the guests.
Rohani, speaking on the occasion, urged mediapersons to play a role in resolving problems of people through journalism. Rohani said the number of challenges before media was as much as it was 50 years ago and journalism can gain strength by focusing on needs and problems of common people.
“At present, common man is helpless before the government and the administration. Although he was powerful as a voter, there was nobody to take his care after election. Journalists must understand their importance in changing this situation and discharge their responsibility effectively as the fourth pillar of democracy,” he said, while addressing the programme.
He pointed out that the glamour associated with journalism attracts the youth but they should be aware of its challenges.