Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Gangtok, Nov 17 (PTI) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling today urged the media to discharge their duties in a positive and responsible manner to strengthen peace and security in the border state.
The media has as much responsibility as the state government to strengthen peace and security in the state through dissemination of news and information in a positive and responsible manner, Chamling said at a National Press Day function.
At the same time, the government was committed to the freedom of press and has taken a number of steps to protect their rights and provide facilities for proper discharge of their duties by the media persons, he said.
Chamling announced a number of sops, including Rs five lakh contribution to Journalists' Welfare Fund and construction of Press Club Bhawan in the capital.