Mysuru, July 1:- “Mysuru District Journalists’ Association (MDJA) will be provided a site by the Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) to construct an independent building,” said the District in-charge Minister S T Somashekar.
He was speaking after inaugurating the Press Day and gym organised at Mysuru Press Club on Wednesday (July 1).
“The Press Club of Mysuru is in a congested area. Schools are on either side of the press club. When guests and VIPs come to the press club, it is troublesome for students. It was brought to my notice. We will hold a discussion about providing a proper site for the press club,” the minister said.
“Journalists’ duty is difficult. If they work honestly, they can keep the government on its toes. Journalists have to ensure that they write truthful reports,” he said.
“Journalists are working honestly during the coronavirus pandemic situation. Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa reads all newspapers every day and tries to solve all the reported problems. He instructs the district in-charge ministers, deputy commissioners and district health officers to be on the spot to help the needy. People should cooperate with the government to solve coronavirus pandemic,” he said.
“Lives of journalists are full of insecurity and uncertainty. They should not be neglected. They have to look after their family members. There are instances of journalists working 24×7 non-stop. Many journalists don’t have own house. We will discuss with officials and provide sites to journalists at a discounted price in the upcoming layouts by MUDA. I request the district in-charge minister to make it happen,” said Mysuru-Kodagu Member of Parliament Pratap Simha.
The minister felicitated TSR awardee, editor of Prajanudi newspaper D Mahadevappa, Padmashree awardee, editor of Sudharma Sanskrit newspaper Sampath Kumar and his wife Vijayalakshmi.
Former MLAs Vasu, M K Somashekar, president of MDJA C K Mahendra, secretary Lokesh Babu, Subramanya, Raghavendra and journalists were present. (MR/KS)