National Press Day celebrations organized at Chandigarh Press Club, deliberations this year are centered on “Challenges before the Media”.

Chandigarh, 16th November, 2017: November 16 is commemorated in India as the National Press Day (NPD). This year being the valedictory of the Golden Jubilee Year of the Press Council of India, the National Press Day is being celebrated at the National Level by giving a platform for Indian participant delegates from World Association of Press Councils (WAPC), Media Councils and Similar Bodies and the Media across the world to discuss media ethics and pressures. The deliberations this year are centered on “Challenges before the Media”. Simultaneously the National Awards for Excellence in Journalism will also be conferred to those excelled in field of Journalism.

As a part of the celebrations, to commemorate the National Press Day at the State & Union Territory level jointly with press organizations/journalists institutions, the Department of Public Relations, Chandigarh Administration in association with the Chandigarh Press Club organized an Open Forum that centered on “Challenges before the Media”. Media Veterans were invited from print; electronic & digital mediums to share, discuss and ponder over the challenges faced by the journalists during the early years and in the present times. With the wealth of collective experience & knowledge, the veterans not only shared the challenges, but also guided the journalists on how they can overcome obstacles, maintain their credibility & achieve excellence in the field of journalism.