On the occasion of National Press Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the media fraternity and said that a free press is the “cornerstone” of a vibrant democracy and his government is fully committed to upholding its freedom.
He also lauded the “hard work” of media, especially the reporters and camerapersons, who “tirelessly work” on the ground and bring forth various news that “shape” national as well as global discourse.
The PM tweeted –
A free press is the cornerstone of a vibrant democracy. We are fully committed to upholding freedom of press and expression in all forms. May our media space be used more and more to showcase the skills, strengths and creativity of 125 crore Indians.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 16, 2017