after having lunch,who was also killed in a similar encounter), Chile, and got back to old ways once he was released.a movement like Satyagraha could not have been possible. These words capture the essence of journalism and the power of media If at that time the objective was freedom from colonial ruletoday the vision of a progressive Indiaa developed India and a nation with a leading voice in the worldinspires the entire nation Journalism and the media are important participants in this process of nation building I am confident that the media which is a vehicle for disseminating news and for shaping an enlightened public opinion will play its role of a catalyst for positive change While doing its workI hope that the media will always keep national safety and security interests in the forefront As we all are awarethe reach of media in the country has increased dramatically since Independence TodayIndia is the second largest market in the world for newspapers Our electronic media industry has been growing at a fast rateand last year we had the fourth largest number of television stations in the world The powerful voice of media has thus been further amplified with an augmentation in its speed and spread With a long tradition of freedom of press in the country and high professional standardscontemporary journalism can draw strength from this legacy Its role as a promoter of goodwill in society and of creating awareness is enormous There are many instances where media has highlighted the work and achievements of ordinary men and women who had deeply influenced society I can frankly state that it is through your workthat I first came to know about the girls from Purulia in West Bengalwho stood up against child marriageabout a young environmentally conscious girl from Chhattisgarh who found a useful way of recycling plastic materialsand about a man with meagre income in Jharkhandwho was educating a group of orphansto cite a few examples Through such reportingmedia has demonstrated its social conscience To appreciate and encourage such commendable individual actions in society and this positive trend in mediaI invited themalong with the reporters of these storiesto Rashtrapati Bhavan I am sure that such good work will continue and media will cover social issues which impede progress andin this contextprofile the ability of ordinary people to overcome challenges Journalistic accounts are important chronicles of our time Media shouldthereforeencapsulate events objectively Utmost care should be given to project the correct facts without sensationalising information While our media is doing good workitlike other professionsis operating in a dynamic environment and must constantly review and revalidate its role There is also always scope for improvement in every human activity I would recommend introspection as the route for self-assessment and course correctionif necessary To begin withtechnologies are leading change in various sectorsrequiring them to constantly change their working methodologies Faster and most sophisticated manners of processing and disseminating information would require media to look at its delivery system at all times Till a few years agothe newspaper used to appear at our doorsteps every morning and there were the periodic magazines Todaythe media operates in a relentless 24-hour news cycle In this situationthe newspaper headlines in the morning are no longer new Thereforewhile on the one handnewspapers have to offer readers much more than what were the headlines on the TV screens yesterdayon the other handtelevision channels have to constantly find ways of filling up the 24 hours Sometimesthis can lead to a crisis of content Issues can be trivialisedwhile trivial issues can become headlines The impact of TRPs on news television channels is another issue on which some reflection is requiredto determine programming content Media needs to assess how it can adapt itself in this era of new emerging technologies Partnerships between newspaperstelevision and the new media as well as multi-media format of journalismwould require a journalist to be both media savvy and tech savvy This would also mean that training modules for journalists would need to be modified Audience and readers are not only better informed but are becoming more demanding as well Well researched articles are always welcomed by them In a fast paced worldoften it is in-depth research that suffers Media organisations and news bureaus are as good as their research establishments and back offices I would urge those present here to look at this aspect in the professionand develop a strong research and data base in their organisations Todaythe business environment has become very competitive In an attempt to be the first to break the newsstories begin to be aired or come on the pages even before all facts have been fully verified and double checked Honestyintegrity and conviction are the three fundamental characteristics that define a true professional journalist These should never be compromised in your work Moreoverthe duties of journalism and the media can never be dictated by the market Howeverit appears that the world of media is seeking new revenue sources This adds to the debate of costs and revenue factors in the functioning of the media How would this impact its future growth Another question is whether the search for revenues leads to the commercialisation of media and how this would influence its performance Before I closeI would like to say that media is a powerful tool in a democracy Ours is the worlds largest democracy with a diversity of castesreligions and languages Our population includes economically weak sections as also segments that are illiterate Moreoverthere is the potential of 540 million youth who constitute the majority Soour media has an even greater role to play It can influence the transformation of all these groups in our population into being tolerantharmonious and having mutual understanding; ready to share their responsibilities of keeping this great country together and to sustain its democratic values I do hope our media chooses to do thisas it has a great capacity to mould public opinion Excerpted from President Pratibha Devisingh Patils speech at the fourth Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism AwardsDelhiJuly 222010 express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: July 29 2016 8:30 am Man marking: Flanked by cops Narsingh leaves NADA office on Thursday His fate is likely to be decided on Saturday (Source: PTI) Related News Wrestler Narsingh Yadav will know on Saturday or Monday what his period of ineligibility will be – maximum of four years for a first-time offence – after the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) disciplinary panel concluded the two-day hearing on Thursday Narsingh’s chances of being exonerated after testing positive for anabolic steroid Metadienone largely hinged on him being able to prove beyond doubt that he was sabotaged by a rival However it is learnt that he could not provide sufficient evidence to back his declaration in his affidavit – that there was an attempt by a wrestler to contaminate his food on June 5 at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Sonepat He has also stated that there was a possibility of the same wrestler spiking his water during one of the four practice sessions he undertook on June 23 and June 24 after returning from a training stint in Bulgaria Going into the hearing it was vital for Narsingh to establish that he was not at fault for the doping violation and nor was he negligent He also had to establish that despite all due care he was sabotaged by a competitor Narsingh’s argument put forth by his lawyers was that on June 5 a fellow wrestler attempted to contaminate the food at SAI’s Sonepat Centre However it was only on Wednesday that Narsingh submitted a written complaint at the Rai police station about the wrestler contaminating the food The NADA’s legal team raised questions over why the complaint of contaminating food was made against the wrestler three weeks after the alleged incident Narsingh explained that the delay to file a police complaint occurred because he knew of the incident only after returning from Bulgaria Narsingh’s other contention that his water was spiked on either one of the two days June 23 and June 24 put the wrestler on a weaker footing because he was trying to establish that he bears no fault or negligence But in such a scenario there were four possible instances of him being careless or negligent – during morning and evening training sessions on both days Narsingh’s arguments were that when he was training – in the morning and evening – at the Sonepat centre his water was contaminated with the drug by someone presumably the 17-year-old cadet wrestler from Chhatrasal stadium who had also attempted to spike the food in the canteen When asked by NADA lawyers as to why he had been careless on more than one occasion about the source of the water he consumed Narsingh could not establish beyond reasonable doubt that his drink had been spiked The alleged contamination of the water occurred a day after the wrestling squad including Narsingh returned from Bulgaria after a training stint NADA argument NADA’s lawyer Gaurang Kanth said “We opposed his contention that he was not negligent and had not committed mistake in not taking due care as an athlete We said as an international athlete he should have taken due care about his food and drinks From what he had produced before the panel there was nothing to prove due care on his part” Kanth also said NADA had argued that there was no basis for suspension of his period of ineligibility because he failed to establish how the banned substance had entered his body and nor could he provide relevant circumstantial evidence that his dope violation was a result of sabotage by a rival “The argument put forth by NADA is that he is not eligible for remission because they have to show that he has no fault and negligence as far as contamination is concerned and they have to lead evidence to the extent that all these have been done without his knowledge” Kanth added Narsingh was tested on June 2 at the SAI’s Sonepat centre In this particular test Narsingh was clean On June 25 his blood and urine samples were collected by NADA officials but anabolic steroid metadienone was detected in the urine It was following this positive test that Narsingh was provisionally suspended on July 16 and the Wrestling Federation of India and the athlete were informed about the same immediately A third test was conducted on July 5 which also returned a positive test Pandemonium prevailed at the NADA office for the second day with over a hundred supporters of the wrestler arriving and shouting slogans backing him Narsingh had to be escorted in and out of the NADA office by police personnel but on a day that the hearing ended Narsingh sported a smile “I have put forward my side of the story in front of the panel Now I will have to wait for the panel’s decision I am hopeful that the panel will give a right decision” Narsingh said He has been training even after moving to Delhi to attend the hearings “I am continuing with my practice and am still hopeful that I will be able to go to Rio” he said And while Praveen Rana has been named in the roaster in Narsingh’s category for the Rio Olympics Narsingh will know over the next few days for how long he will be sanctioned for the doping violation For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Firozuddin Ahmed Faridi | Published: April 15 2012 12:16 am Related News It was a mistychilly morning on the 15th of November 1947 As a dazzling dawn lightthe like of which is seen but once in a decadecrawled stealthilyalmost self-consciouslyover the bloodsoaked eastern horizon of Delhian old cargo plane readied for flight Among the planes human cargo was a 10-year-old boy wearing a longwoollenbrown checked coat whose pockets he had stuffed with the two great passions of his life small wooden chess piecesand a catapult Like the other passengershe was crouching atop a small aluminium boxwhich was all that each passenger was allowed to carry Next to himon another boxsat his widowed grandmotherwho had been praying from the moment she had learnt that she would have to leave Delhi for good There was also his 30-year-old mother widowed just a year ago and his five younger siblings Eight rootless soulsflying in search of new roots on Gods Earth As the biguglyrickety bird became airbornethe two widows lookedfor the last timeat the tomb of Emperor Humayunand beyond at the proud minarets of Shah Jahans Grand Red Mosque They would have been thinking of their sons and husbandsfathers and mothersnear and dear onesat whose graves they would never be able to offer fateha again Their thoughts would have wandered like haunted souls through the narrow lanes and winding alleys of the metropolis they lovedpretty as a water lilyproud of its pastperturbed by its presentconfident of its futurethe eternal city of Krishna and NizamuddinFiroz and Shah Jahan the jewel of India which had moved the hearts of Zauq and ZafarGhalib and Iqbal As the Eternal City became more and more distantall adult passengers wept silently But the 10-year-old lad did not understand He was lost with himselfflying highsavouring this new experience He looked down and beyond at the vast expanse of the drybrown land of Indiacut into tiny squares and rectanglesrolling before his widewondering eyes He felt happily the chess pieces in his pocketand wondered if he would find a worthy chess player in the new land The new landhe was old enough to knowwas going to be called Pakistanand the new cityhe was vaguely awarewas to be Multan ***** It was a clearwarm spring evening on the festive day of Naurozthe 21st of March1984 The tomb of Emperor Humayun was silhouetted against the light of the setting sun as the PIA Boeing descended towards the Grand Old City Seated in the front row was a baldinggreying man in his mid-forties He looked through the window at the skyline of Delhiand then at the passengers around him Not a single face was familiar Where had they all gone He longed to see the two widows on either side of him but they had long gonesleeping peacefully and eternally in distantdusty Multanwhere destiny had pulled them away He touched the pockets of his bush jacketbut there was no catapult thereno small wooden chess pieces All was gone three and a half decades ago Only his memories remainedswirling like howlingdust-devils in the limitless universes of his consciousness and subconscious Once againhe had that uniquedelirious experience He was above space He was beyond time He had left the city of his birth by the morning flightand was returning by the evening flight The airport was the same The minarets of the Grand Red Mosque were the same tall and majesticbenign and inviting just as he had left them In the soft light of approaching eveningDelhi had the same rare radiancethat once-in-a-decade brilliance that he had seen on the morning of his departure Two dainty rainbows hung in the skylike two slim eyebrows of the beautiful woman that Delhi had always been The dazzling light made his eyes moistand the two glittering rainbows got bigger and brighter in the ever-expanding mist that was getting into his eyes He pulled out his handkerchief and touched the corners of his eyes He wondered if he was daydreaming nowor had been sleepwalking for the past 36 years At long lastthe 10-year-old boy felt at peace The return flight had landed at last (The author retired as the seniormost Additional Secretary to the Government of Pakistan in 1998) For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published: October 19 2012 4:58 am Related News The Congress hailed as landmark a judgment of the Supreme Court rejecting a petition against Rahul Gandhi over alleged confinement of a girlcautioning that baseless allegations are dangerous for politics Insisting on taking a comprehensive view of the orderparty general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said?but Van Heusen is more familiar with menswear," he said. 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