'Comments are free but facts are sacred': Mukherjee tells journalists

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 15:42 hrs

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday called upon journalists to continue to uphold their glorious traditions keeping certain fundamentals in mind such as the need for reporting to be truthful and credible.

President Mukherjee, who addressed an assembly of newspersons at Calcutta Press Club today on the occasion of completion of 90 years of Indian Journalists' Association, told them to ensure that in their reporting comments are free but facts are sacred.

He also unveiled memorials depicting Hicky's Bengal Gazette (first newspaper in India) and Sangbad Prabhakar (first Bengali daily newspaper).

Describing the relationship between politicians and journalists as fish and water, President Mukherjee said that he has enjoyed interaction with the media throughout his public life. (ANI)

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