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Media urged to check decline in values

EMINENT ACADEMICIANS and senior journalists have called upon the media to check decline in cultural values among people in order to keep the cultural heritage of India intact.

india Updated: Dec 31, 2005 00:07 IST

EMINENT ACADEMICIANS and senior journalists have called upon the media to check decline in cultural values among people in order to keep the cultural heritage of India intact.

They were participating in a seminar on ‘Cultural Values and Media’ organised by the Mahamana Madan Mohan Malviya Institute of Hindi Journalism, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth (MGKV) on Friday.

Former editor of Jansatta (Kolkata) Arvind Chauturved, who was the chief guest at the function, said no civilisation could survive in the absence of culture. He said media played a significant role in cultural exchange and was an effective tool in checking cultural devaluation in society.

Head of the Journalism and Mass Communication Department at MGKV Dr Anil Upadhyay said there was a great challenge before the media to check decline in cultural values. “The media is required to be alert to protect the glorious cultural heritage of our country,” he said.

Director of Mahamana Madan Mohan Malviya Institute of Hindi Journalism Prof Ram Mohan Pathak said society would have to co-operate with the media to safeguard the country’s cultural values.

Dr Dharmendra Singh of the Vivekanand Institute of Professional Studies (Delhi) said media was an effective tool in keeping society abreast with cultural values.

Prominent among others who addressed the seminar included Prof OP Singh, Prof Satish Kumar, senior journalist Sanjay Chakraborty, Dr Chaturbhuj Tiwari, Dr Shiv Ram Verma, Dr Nagendra Pathak, Dr Ajay Chaturvedi, Dr DS Tripathi and Dr Kunwar Surendra Bahadur
Singh.