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I am glad to learn that “National Press Day” is being observed on 16th November 2018 in the islands together with the rest of the Country. The existence of free and responsible press is essential for the welfare of the society and vital for parliamentary democracy. The role of the media which is considered to be the “Fourth Pillar” of democracy therefore is of immense importance for the all-round development of the country.

During the last two decades as the media environment has become increasingly digitalized, the changes in contours of journalism have brought with itself a new blend of challenges. The deliberation this year will rightly focus on the theme “Journalism Ethics and Challenges in Digital Era”.

On the eve of “National Press Day” I extend my best regards to all press/media persons for their immense contribution to journalism. I also call upon the media to pursue duties effectively without fear and favor following the dictum of freedom with responsibility, towards the welfare of citizens of A&N islands.

Admiral D K Joshi


Lt. Governor, A&N Islands 

Vice-Chairman, Islands Development Agency

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