Hindi Journalism Day celebrated at CUSB on 30th May, 2017
The "Hindi Journalism Day" falling on 30th May was celebrated in a special way at Central University of South Bihar. To commemorate the day, the research scholars of Centre for Mass Communication and Media (CMS) of the University put up an exhibition on the history and evolution of Hindi journalism. CMS head Dr. Atish Prashar said that the purpose of celebrating the day was to sensitize common people about the origin and the development of journalism in India. It was tried to exhibit the rich and long history of Hindi journalism through posters describing the name of newspapers along with the editor’s name starting from 1826 till the latest editions, added Dr. Prashar.
Noted Scholar of Political Science from University of Delhi Prof. Rajesh Jha, an elected executive Council member was the guest of honour at this programme. He was mesmerized by the efforts of students. Prof. Jha congratulated the HoD of CMS for organizing such a programme of academic excellence, and said he doubt, whether even Delhi University would be able to organize this kind of programme beautifully.
At this occasion Ph.D. students of the department displayed rare facts related to Hindi journalism. “We have been assigned a task to each researcher to come up with rare and interesting facts related to the different era of Hindi journalism”, said Snehasish, Ph.D. scholar. Entire exhibition was full of mesmerizing facts and a soothing music was complimenting the environment. It was organized under the supervision of Head of the department Dr. Atish Prashar who said, “Newspaper is a mirror to society most importantly it provides strength to the democracy and the people. Every year 30th May is recognized as the “Hindi Patrakarita Divas”. On this date, Pandit Yugul Kishore Shukla started publishing the first Hindi newspaper 'Udant Martand' in 1826”.
In his address to audience participating in the exhibition Dr. Prashar explained the relevance of the day. He said, “ to make the communication distinguished and diversified which can be understood and disseminated to the masses in common way it is very much important to focus on the current scenario”. He also added media objectivity has changed it shape, “he said that before independence media has a major objective that was a mass oriented journalism.” But now newspaper has changed its content with the current scenario of globalization. Dr. Parashar thanked all university officials especially the Vice Chancellor Prof. Harish Chandra Singh Rathore for his constant support and felicitation.
PRO Md. Mudassir Alam also addressed the audience and made them aware with the importance of vernacular press. He also pointed out the significance of Urdu press which has act like a sister to Hindi press and complimented the later in its entire endeavour. At this occasion many distinguished guests from University and outside University remained present, and participated in the discussion programme.