Panaji, November 06, 2017 … The Media fraternity in Goa will observe the National Press Day on November 16. The theme of National Press Day for this year is “Challenge before the Media”.

The day has been observed every year to coincide with the foundation day of the Press Council of India.

Chief Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar will inaugurate the National Press Day celebrations at a function to be held at Institute Menezes Braganza, Conference Hall, Panaji  on November 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Secretary, Information and Publicity will be the guest of honour . The Department of Information and Publicity in collaboration with the Goa Editors’ Guild, the Goa Union of Journalists, Photo Journalists Association Goa, Electronic Media Journalists Association, Sports Journalists Association, South Goa Journalists Association will organise the event.

Shri Girish Kuber, Chief Editor of Loksatta, Mumbai will be the Key note speaker who will speak on the theme “Challenge before the Media”. Senior Journalists, Shri Arvind Dhuri, Shri Abdul Rauf Beig, and Shri Mangesh Borkar will be felicitated on the occasion for their substantial contribution in the field of Journalism at the hands of Chief Minister.

On the occasion, the Chief Minister will also present Journalists Awards and Photo Contest Awards to the winners organised by the Department of Information and Publicity to mark the National Press Day celebration.

The 16th of November – is symbolic of a free and responsible press in India. This was the day on which the Press Council of India started functioning as a moral watchdog to ensure that not only did the press maintain the high standards expected from this powerful medium but also that it was not fettered by the influence or threats of any extraneous factors.