Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan with Speaker R. Selvam and Home Minister A. Namassivayam at Press Day celebrations in Puducherry on Saturday | Photo credit: Special Arrangement
Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Saturday hailed the media’s contribution in creating awareness about covid-19 in the country.
Lt. Attending the Press Day function organized by the Puducherry Print and Television Journalists Association, the Governor said that the media played a very important role in spreading information about the novel coronavirus and measures needed to contain its spread.
The media also played a very critical role in bringing to the public information about lockdown measures initiated by the government, she said.
Speaker R. Selvam said that in the coming years the press day would be organized as a state function. Home Minister A. Namassivayam urged the media to be impartial and fair in reporting on events.
He also promised to provide financial assistance to the families of three journalists who died due to covid-19 in the Union Territory. Winners of various events held as part of the Press Day were also felicitated on the occasion.
Leader of Opposition R. Siva, legislators PM L Kalyanasundaram, V. P Ramalingam (nominated), president of the association RK Raja and secretary M. Sridhar were also present.