BSS-51 Govt working to strengthen media, democracy: Murad

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Govt working to strengthen media, democracy: Murad

JAMALPUR, July 11, 2020 (BSS)- State Minister for Information Dr Md Murad Hassan today said the present government is working relentlessly to institutionalize democracy alongside strengthening the media.

“Democracy and the media are deeply interlinked. If one of these two, is damaged, the another cannot remain intact. The government is working sincerely to give an institutional shape to democracy and on the other hand, it is also undertaking pragmatic steps to strengthen the media,” he said.

The state minister was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the two-storey building complex of Jamalpur Press Club here as the chief guest, a press release said.

He termed the media as the fourth pillar of the state saying the media helps the government formulate the plans by upholding the development and progress of the country, it added.

The media plays an important role for the government to help it making the right decision by pointing out its faults and constructively criticizing any decision for the betterment of the country, he added.

Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Textiles and Jute, Mirza Azam, MP, inaugurated the press club complex.

Lawmaker Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, Jamalpur Zila Parishad Chairman Faruk Ahmed Chowdhury and Jamalpur Municipality Mayor Mirza Sakhawatul Al Moni also spoke on the occasion.

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