28 May 2014

Shri Prakash Javadekar assumes charge as Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Information & Broadcasting

Shri Prakash Javadekar took charge of his new assignment as Minister of Information & Broadcasting here today. Speaking to media persons thereafter, Shri Javadekar said that freedom of press is the pillar of democracy. He added that press freedom is imperative for the success of democracy as it gives a rainbow of opinion. He also mentioned that the media itself suffices for self-regulation. 

In his interaction with the media-persons, Shri Javadekar further mentioned that institutions are important for the functioning of democracy and priorities would be worked out after due consultation with the stakeholders. 

The Minister also touched upon the idea of “Mazboot Bharat, Viksit Bharat” reiterating the vision of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in this regard. He added that we have a majority for the government but we need cooperation of the entire country to make a strong and developed nation by 2025. 

Later, the Minister was briefed on the key initiatives, mandate and policy framework of the Ministry by Secretary (I&B) and other Senior Officials of the Ministry. 

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