Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar commissioned the new state-of-the-art printing unit of Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd near Neora in Danapur on the outskirts of Patna on Monday.
Kumar took a round of the press complex and observed the process of printing.
Kumar said that with such a huge unit, Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd (HMVL) would set new standards in journalism. He also planted a ‘peepal’ sapling on the premises.
The chief minister then drove to the Maurya Hotel, the venue of the main function, where he formally unveiled new-look all-colour pages of Hindustan daily.
The dignitaries who attended the function included Patna High Court Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary, Legislative Council Chairman Tara Kant Jha, judges of the Patna High Court, leader of the Opposition Rabri Devi, former Speaker Sadanand Singh, Bihar Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Abdul Bari Siddiqui, and Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee President Anil Kumar Sharma.
UTI (AMC) Chairman-cum-Managing Director U.K. Sinha, Bhojpuri film actor Ravi Kissen, and senior bureaucrats were present on the occasion.
HTML Chief Executive Officer Rajiv Verma, Executive Director (Operations and HR) Sharad Saxena, Hindustan Editor-in-Chief Shashi Shekhar, HTML Executive Director Benoy Roychowdhury, Head of Hindi Business Amit Chopra, HTML Vice-President (Patna) Yogesh Chandra Agarwal, Senior Resident Editor (Hindustan, Patna) Aaku Srivastava and staff members of the management and editorial were present.