Media pillar of democracy: Malik
Releases Dehshat Zaadi Authored By N A Mehjoor
Srinagar, May 12: Minister for Higher Education, Labour and Employment Abdul Gani Malik on Saturday said the media was the pillar of democracy and its freedom is must for it (democracy) to thrive.
Addressing a gathering here after releasing the book Dehshat Zaadi authored by renowned broadcaster and journalist Nayeema Ahmad Mehjoor here, he said, “We should not shy away to accept the truth.”
Referring to the policy of “transparency and accountability” adopted by the present government, Malik said several vital decisions were taken by state government including Right to Information, Public Service Guarantee Act and many other Acts favouring people at the grass root level.
Complimenting Nayeema Ahmad for authoring the book released today, the Minister said that truth speaking authors should be encouraged and appreciated at all levels. He said Nayeema does need any introduction as she has spent several years in the broadcasting world both at National and International level, especially British Broadcasting Service and has gained tremendous popularity as a courageous and brave broadcaster.
Stressing for developing enthusiasm in book reading, Malik said that book is a best friend of a person and this trend should gain momentum among youth and general public.
Legislators, Er Abdul Rashid and Nizam-ud-Din also addressed the function.
Nayeema Mehjoor in her address expressed her gratitude to the Urdu Academy and Mehjoor Foundation for making the event a success. She gave a brief resume of her literal activities especially concerning valley women in distress. Urdu Academy honoured Nayeema with a shawl on the occasion.
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