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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurating the Patrika Gate in Jaipur, through video conferencing, in New Delhi on September 08, 2020.

PM inaugurates Patrika Gate in Jaipur; Releases Samvad Upanishad and Akshar yatra books

New Delhi:8/9/20: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated Patrika Gate in Jaipur today through video conference. PM also released the Samvad Upanishad and Akshar yatra books written by the Patrika Group Chairman Shri Gulab Kothari.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said the Gate reflects the culture of Rajasthan and shall turn into a major domestic and international tourist attraction.

Referring to the two books, the Prime Minister said they are a true representation of Indian culture and philosophy and that authors play a great role in educating society.

The Prime Minister recalled that every senior freedom fighter was involved in writing and guiding the people through their writings.

He lauded the Patrika Group for its efforts in the preservation of Indian culture, Indian civilization, values.

The Prime Minister lauded the founder of Patrika Group, Shri Karpoor Chandra Kulish’s contribution to journalism, and the way the latter tried to spread the knowledge of Vedas in the society.

Referring to the Life and times of Shri Kulish, the Prime Minister said every journalist should work with positivity. He said that in fact, every individual should work with positivity so that he can do something meaningful to the society.

Referring to the two books, the Prime Minister said that the views espoused in the Vedas are timeless and are meant for the entire humankind. He wished that Upanishad Samvad and Akshar Yatra are read widely.

The Prime Minister stressed the need for our new generation not to get away from serious knowledge. He termed the Vedas and Upanishads as not only embodiments of spiritual knowledge but also of scientific knowledge.

PM also highlighted the necessity of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to provide toilets to the poor, to prevent them from many diseases. He also spoke about the importance of Ujjwala scheme that aims at protecting mothers and sisters from smoke and about Jal Jeevan mission to provide water to every house.

Lauding Indian media for their unprecedented service to the public and their contribution to raising awareness about Corona, the Prime Minister said it has been actively disseminating government’s actions at the ground level and also bringing out flaws in them.

PM expressed happiness that the media is giving shape to the campaign “Atmanirbhar Bharat” which stresses ongoing “vocal for the local”. He stressed on the need for expanding this vision further. He reiterated that India’s local products are going global but India’s voice should also become more global.

He mentioned that the world listens to India more carefully now. In such a situation Indian media also needs to be global. Indian institutions should also give different literary awards of international stature.

PM congratulated the Patrika group for starting the International Journalism Award in the honour of Shri Karpoor Chandra Kulish.

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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