Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder lauds journalists for working on the frontlines of the Covid-19 crisis
Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder has said authentic and objective journalism always helps take the country forward successfully.
He also said journalists are the conscience of the nation and they can open the eyes of the society and the state as well through objective reporting.
The minister made the remarks while addressing the closing and certificate-giving ceremony of a three-day long journalism training course in Naogaon district on Friday as the chief guest, reports BSS.
The Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB) organized the training at Technical Training Centre (TTC) in Naogaon town. A total of 35 journalists of both print and electronic media had joined the course.
Food Minister Sadhan said there will always be competition among journalists in terms of who will collect news first and broadcast it.
He also expected that local journalists will play a vital role in publishing development reports of Naogaon district to take it forward.
The minister said journalists are working as frontline fighters amid the Covid-19 pandemic and motivating the general public to follow health rules, which is praiseworthy.
Sadhan also urged the journalists to play an effective role in making Naogaon town drug-free.
Deputy Commissioner Harun-Or-Rashid, PIB Director (Administration) Afrajur Rahman, Trainer Parveen Sultana, TTC Principal Ohidul Islam and journalist Anwar Hossain also spoke at the event.
In a similar vein, Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Thursday asked journalists to publish the government's success and development as well while covering news on its wrongdoings.
He also said that journalists are a supportive force for the country’s development and progress, adding that they run the mass media and media is the mirror of a society.