Jalandhar November 16 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- National Press Day was celebrated in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Ladhewali here today to commemorate the establishment of PCI in 1966.
On this occasion, Mr. Varinder Walia, Editor Punjabi Jagran, was the Guest of Honour. An exhibition on newspapers from different states was held, which was inaugurated by Mr. Walia. Old newspapers like Gadar, Khalsa Samachar, Hicky’s Gazette were also exhibited. Later, Mr Walia spoke about print media. He said that media’s credibility has degenerated and it is a challenge before budding journalists to restore it. The students should inculcate reading habits to enrich their vocabulary. He also answered the queries of the students.
Earlier, Shubita, student of M.A. Jornalism and Mass Communication Semester-I, welcomed the guests. Dr. Namarta Joshi, Head of the Department, said she was optimistic about the future of print media. She also felicitated Mr Varinder Walia. Dr. Charan Kamal Walia, Ms. Savita, Ms Sukriti Bahuguna, Mr Rama Shankar were also present at the event.