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16th November Venue - K.R. Mangalam University

SJMC organizes Virtual Seminar on the Occasion of National Press Day

School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC), KR Mangalam University organized a virtual National Seminar on 'Information Literacy through Media Education' on the occasion of National Press Day on November 16, 2021. 


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Ms. Jyotsna Singh, Delhi Correspondent of Financial Times, United Kingdom, Ms. Sunita Aron, Senior Resident Editor, Hindustan Times, Uttar Pradesh and Mr. Bhim Prakash Sharma, Retired Assistant Director Programme (Policy), All India Radio, New Delhi shared their views and interacted with the KRMU media students during the seminar that was aimed at spreading awareness about information literacy. 

After the seminar, various competitions such as live quizzes, poster making, and vox pop were also held to mark the momentous day.

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National Press Day


Every year on November 16th, National Press Day is observed to acknowledge and honour the Press Council of India, a statutory and quasi-judicial institution. The day marks the anniversary of the presence of a free and responsible press in India.
 
Media is considered the fourth pillar of democracy and it is said that journalists are a mirror of society, reporting the truth even when under unfavorable situations. This day symbolizes freedom of press and the press's commitments to society.
 
On this date, the Press Council of India was established. The First Press Commission of India, founded in 1956, envisioned an advisory board to preserve journalism ethics and press freedom in India. It lead to the formation of a Press Council ten years later.

About SJMC


School of Journalism and Mass Communication or SJMC is the top journalism college in Gurgaon thriving under the guidance and expertise of reputed media professionals and academicians. SJMC believes the need and role of journalism and mass communication in today’s world and focuses on transforming young and daring minds into future medial professionals who will use their skills in nation building. SJMC offers various UG and PG courses including BJMC, MJMC, and Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication