Cuttack, Aug 8: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said ‘Acche Din’ have finally come for Odisha.
From President of India to RBI Governor, Odisha has got maximum leadership at the national level, said Shah while addressing a programme to mark the 75th anniversary of The Prajatantra, Odisha’s leading daily in Cuttack.
“Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we are committed for the holistic development of Odisha,” said the Home Minister.
He said the Centre and state government should join hands to work for the development of Odisha.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the role of Media in a democratic society can hardly be overemphasized.
“It should endeavour to uphold our great cultural heritage and moral values and promote national integration and communal harmony. Media should discharge its duty without any fear or favor,” said the Chief Minister.
“Media runs on the basis of people’s trust. It is therefore expected that media should prioritise the real issues of people rather than politics. Media essentially should be the voice of people,” he added.
The Chief Minister further said media being the voice of the people must reflect the democratic value system and take a neutral stand in every aspect of society.
“Whether it is print or electronic or social media, it is the duty of every media house to maintain dignity and keep the secular principles in mind,” Naveen said.