Punjab Governor requested Media to act independently & impartially
when inaugurating the new office of Amar Ujala in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Feb. 06, 2012
Gary Singh-Los Angeles/ Col. Ashok Gupta-Chandigarh
Mr Shivraj V.Patil, the Punjab Governor inaugurate the new office of Amar Ujala, Daily News Paper in Chandigarh and said:
- Day by day media is getting stronger and more powerful with the launching of new newspapers, magazines and specially electronic media which has to feed their news channels for 24 hours with latest news.
- The media should inform guide and inspire, the policy makers, the members of the executive and the people- to protect, preserve, strengthen the democracy and democratic working,
- The Journalism has a vital role in a democratic set-up and is considered as the fourth pillar of the democracy.
- You as media, please discharge your duties effectively, independently, impartially with courage and confidence for building a better society.
Referring to Amar Ujala, Daily News Paper, Mr. Patil said: Mr. Sunil Mutreja, Executive Director and Mr. Udai Kumar, Executive Editor, of Amar Ujala has expanded its operations 13 years back in this region will become a truly multi-edition publication reaching all corners of the country.
Amar Ujala, Daily News Paper:
- On April 18, 1948, Amar Ujala was launched from Agra, with a circulation of 2576 copies with an objective of promoting social awakening and introducing a feeling of responsibility among the citizens of a recently independent India.
- In 1968, Amar Ujala achieved a circulation of 20,000 copies and was servicing over 14 districts in Western Uttar Pradesh. Growing slowly, but steadily, the turn of the century saw
- In 2011, Amar Ujala was one of the top 3 dailies of India, circulation of over 1,700,000 copies and a readership of over 2.87 crore in India- across 7 states of northern India including Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Chandigarh, Delhi Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir Haryana
- It is also running three colour magazines: Udaan, Rupayan and Zindagi Live
Congratulations form NRI media to Sunil and Udai Kuma of Amar Ujala to keep truly multi-edition publication.