Guwahati: On the occasion of National Press Day, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal conveyed his greetings to the media fraternity on Monday.
Taking to Twitter, Sonowal wrote: “Heartiest greetings to my friends from the media fraternity on #NationalPressDay. I salute your undaunted role in this testing period of #COVID19 and believe that you will continue to be conscience keepers of the society.”
Assam government has also organised the state-level function of National Press Day, 2020 at the Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati on Monday.
National Press Day is celebrated every year on November 16 to commemorate the establishment of the Press Council of India which was formed in 1966.
This day marks the symbol of a free and responsible press in India as the Press Council acts as moral watchdog for media.