'Govt not ultimate solution to problems'

The belief that only Legislature is the government is incorrect, instead, every person should have the feeling that they too are the part of the government and should be aware of the responsibility, said Udupi Deputy Commissioner Dr M T Reju.

He was speaking after inaugurating ‘Vaddarse Raghurama Shetty Prathishtana’ at Koyakutti hall in Bhandarkar’s College on Tuesday. “The amount of agricultural land in coastal districts is less compared to other districts. Most of the agricultural land is used for non-agriculture purpose. We should think about the consequences of this change.

The year 2011 should mark a change in the field of journalism.

The youth who enter media field in large number should develop the qualities of integrity and professionalism. The attitude that solution must emerge along with the problem should be changed,” he suggested.

Prajavani Assistant Editor Dinesh Amin Mattu who was the chief guest of the function praised Vaddarse Raghurama Shetty and said that Shetty was a distinguished journalist who had foreseen the future of journalism 27 years ago and had worked on the same grounds. His thought of making the reader as the newspaper owner in itself was a wave of change. He has contributed more to the journalism field than contributing to the family, said Mattu.

Further, he expressed his concern over the politicians for dominating the media field. “There were believes that media, the fourth estate of the Constitution would uphold democracy by forming independently forming the public opinion. But in the changed situation, there are dangers of public opinion of getting converted as a product. The newspapers which are sold for a low price amidst the high production rate, will fall in confusion whether to please the readers or the advertisers,” he said.

He added that the only solution to the problem is to opt for the simple journalism based on the principles of social justice laid out by Vaddarse, he said.
The Prathishatana President Dr K Puttaswami presided over the programme.

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