Agencies, New Delhi
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today lauded media’s role in disseminating information, educating people and keeping a critical eye on government functioning but lamented that some ‘’aberrations’’ had also crept in even though it had grown in size.
‘’The media has served us well in disseminating information, educating the public and keeping a critical eye on the work of the government. As media has grown in size and evolved over the years, some aberrations have also crept in,’’ the Prime Minister said while speaking at the 125th anniversary of Malayala Manorama.
He said it was for the media itself to find ways and means of removing the deficiencies it suffers from. The Prime Minister said he always believed that the ‘’vibrant and fiercely independent’’ media in India was an asset for all and he had no doubt that Malayala Manorama would keep setting higher and higher standards of excellence in journalism.
He said the Malayala Manorama group should strive to set new benchmarks and also serve as an example of good journalism to others as it had contributed handsomely to the processes of nation building through its constructive and progressive brand of journalism.
‘’Malayala Manorama has informed, educated and entertained millions of Malyali speaking people in the country and abroad for 125 years,’’ Dr Singh said while congratulating the Malayala Manorama family for the record built in 125 years of its existence.