|PBD is launched at a defining moment: Bhandare|
|Written by PBD BUREAU|
|Sunday, 20 November 2011 00:00|
Formally launching Odisha edition of The Political and Business Daily at a simple function here today, Odisha Governor Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare said it was a definingmoment when the state is witnessing business activities on a massive scale.
Hailing the newspaper’s presence in the country’s Capital, he said it has taken great strides in only six hears.Pointing out that freedom of speech and expression is an important right of a citizen, the Governor quoted Mahatma Gandhi, “One of the objects of the newspaper is to understand popular feelings and deep expressions.
Another is to arouse among the people certain desirable sentiments. And the third is to oppose fearlessly their defects”. Bhandare said that in a democracy there should be an efficient and fearless press. They make people aware and mobilise public opinion.
“I hope Odisha edition of The Political and Business daily can exhort the people to root out those evils. I congratulate them and wish they will continue to make strong impression on readers with their power of imagination and views. I am sure young generation will be inspired by their writings and inspired to the act of nation-building”, said the Governor.
He said that it is the newspaper that enables people to exercise their right to freedom of speech and expression and serve as a platform to air public grievances.Terming the title of the newspaper as apt since it combines politics with business, he said the business environment has become very competitive today.
“I understand The Political and Business Daily has a special focus on stocks, corporate sector, money market, commodities, trade, commerce, banking and industry. What’s more, the paper helps promote business and related activities and seeks to serve as a bridge between business and the government”, Bhandare said. Speaking on the occasion, OPCC chief Niranjan Patnaik said that Odisha GDP rate is more than that of the country, yet the state continues to languish in poverty as 80 per cent of revenue is consumed by 20 per cent of people.
|Last Updated on Sunday, 20 November 2011 15:39|