He said, nowadays, business groups and political parties are also starting their own newspapers and channels. Through these, they are promoting their vested interests and compromising the values of journalism.
Vice President further said that sensationalizing the news, prejudiced coverage and paid news are a big challenge in front of the media today.
Speaking about the dangers of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), the Vice president called on journalists to come forward to educate people about NCDs. He further said, NCDs are killing our generation, adding that poor lifestyle and food habits are behind NCDs.
On the occasion, the Vice President also conferred National Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2019 on journalists for their outstanding contribution in the field of journalism.
Eminent journalist and Chairman of Rajasthan Patrika Gulab Kothari was awarded Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award for his outstanding contribution in the field of journalism.