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Bhopal : Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has said that journalists play the role of a bridge between the society and the government. Journalists are the voice of the last person in the society. Journalism is a religion, for the fulfillment of which journalists risk their lives even in adverse situations like war, flood, earthquake etc. When people seek safe places in times of crisis, journalists seek solutions. State Media Center The seeds of such a tree of the future are being planted, through which infinite hopes will be realized on the branches of experiences.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing the bhoomi pujan ceremony for the State Media Center in Malviya Nagar, Bhopal today. Public Relations Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla and Commissioner Public Relations Shri Manish Singh were present on this occasion.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan announced to issue advertisements to small newspapers at an interval of one month and to provide permanent preference card to journalists above 70 years of age. Every year five women journalists will be provided fellowship to study on women’s development work. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that journalists are the assurance received by the society, due to which hearing is ensured. The ink of journalists has an invaluable contribution in nation building.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that journalists and journalism are the lifeblood of democracy. Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi from the land of Madhya Pradesh became the pioneer of journalism. On this land, there were satirists like Shri Harishankar Parsai who worked as a mirror to the society. Self. Shri Vedpratap Vaidik worked for the prestige of Hindi. Self. Shri Prabhash Joshi gave a new language. There was a time when journalists participated in the freedom movement and worked to break the shackles of slavery. Journalists also fought against the Emergency. Journalists fulfilled their responsibilities during the difficult times of Covid. Journalists are also social workers, they have such a relationship with their concerns, like the relationship between body and soul.
Media center will become Gurukul for journalism students
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that today in the era of electronic and social media, there is a crisis of credibility at some places. Dialogue, communication and contact are the lifeblood of journalism. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan expressed hope that the State Media Center will become the center of communication, communication of news and our contact with these journalists. This center will become a Gurukul for journalism students. This center will utilize the experiences of seniors and the energy of youth. Will also cherish the memories of the old house.
Entering the new courtyard with memories of the old building
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also remembered the pioneer journalists who laid the foundation of Patrakar Bhawan and also shared his experiences of meeting journalists and organizing press conferences in this era at Patrakar Bhawan. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that on September 7, he had made an announcement regarding this media center in a press conference at the Chief Minister’s residence, giving it a concrete shape today, the Bhoomi Pujan work has been completed. Now the journalist brothers will enter the new courtyard in the form of this media center with the memories of the old journalist’s building. The dream of reconstructing Patrakar Bhawan will be fulfilled. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan congratulated and congratulated the journalists who had come from all over the state on the foundation stone laying ceremony of the State Media Centre.
Action is underway to provide plots to journalists in the districts – Public Relations Minister Shri Shukla
Public Relations Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla said in the welcome address that today journalists from all over the state have come to lay the foundation stone of the State Media Centre. Journalists work to make democracy a boon. They should get basic facilities. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has given the state the identity of a rapidly developing state by ending the identity of being a sick state. Now it is not us but the world that says that Madhya Pradesh is joining the developed states. From time to time he has taken steps in the interest of all sections. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also implemented health insurance scheme for journalists, which provided relief to many families. On September 7, in a press conference held at the Chief Minister’s residence, it was announced that along with the opening of the State Media Centre, it would provide plots to journalists at the district level. Necessary action has also been started to provide plots to journalists in the districts. Public Relations Department officers will also be given the benefit of pending annual salary hike to officers and new assistant directors who have been eligible for the charge of higher posts for a long time.
Honor fund for senior journalists
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan today presented increased honor fund to 10 senior journalists of the state in the foundation stone laying ceremony of the State Media Centre. It is noteworthy that instead of Rs 10,000 per month, an amount of Rs 20,000 is now being paid by the Public Relations Department under the Samman Nidhi. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan today presented the honor fund to the senior journalists of the state in the foundation stone laying ceremony of the State Media Center, Shri Vijay Dutt Shridhar Bhopal, Shri Om Prakash Farkya Indore, Shri Parmanand Tiwari Jabalpur, Shri Dev Shrimali Gwalior, Shri Anjani Kumar Shastri Rewa. , Mr. Rajendra Purohit Ujjain, Mr. Siddh Gopal Tiwari Sagar, Mr. Kamlesh Singh Parihar Chambal, Mr. Pankaj Pateria Narmadapuram and Mr. Ramavtar Gupta Shahdol.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan performed the Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of the State Media Center in the Patrakar Bhawan complex with rituals and rituals. He also unveiled the stone plaque. The stage program started with Kanya Puja. As soon as Chief Minister Shri Chouhan came on the stage, he welcomed all the journalist brothers from all the districts of the state. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also honored senior journalists by presenting them saplings. A short film focusing on the features of the State Media Center and the welfare of journalists was also screened in the programme.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan met journalists from each district
After the formal program of Bhoomi Pujan of the State Media Centre, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan met the journalists associated with print media, electronic media, social media and TV channels who had come from the districts of the state. Met camera persons and press photographers and interacted. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan attended the meal with journalists.
Important announcements of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan
Makhanlal Chaturvedi National Journalism University and Institute, in collaboration with the Public Relations Department, will give fellowship to 5 women journalists every year to study on women’s development and welfare work in Madhya Pradesh.
Now arrangements will be made to give advertisements to every small newspaper in the state at an interval of one month.
Senior journalists of the state above 70 years of age will be given permanent preference card.
Orders are being issued to the officers of Public Relations Department to hold senior posts.
Orders are also being issued for the salary increase payable to the officers working on the post of Assistant Director.
How will the State Media Center be?
State Media Center will be constructed in Bhopal at a cost of Rs 28 crore. This will be a media center with all facilities. The construction agency in this center is Madhya Pradesh Building Development Corporation. The target is to complete the construction in the next two years. Vehicle parking, drivers room, maintenance room, bank, shops and dispensary will be constructed on the lower ground floor in a three-storey building covering a total of 66 thousand 981 square feet. There will be exhibition hall, art gallery, mini auditorium, press conference room, administrative room, reception room, corridor, banquet hall, badminton court, restaurant, terrace garden on the ground floor. There will be a library, press conference hall, multi media room, lounge, gymnasium and indoor game hall on the first floor. There will be open terraces, working spaces, cabin mini meeting rooms, cubicle work stations on the second floor. On the third floor, there will be work space for journalists, office space for news and media.
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