Vice President of India M Venkaiah has hailed the media for empowering the people with necessary information, analyses and perspectives about various aspects of the outbreak of coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic and partnering with the anxious people in the ongoing fight against the disease.
He called media persons on the ground as ‘frontline warriors’ for their dedicated efforts.
In his Facebook Post titled:” Media: Our Partner in Corona Times”has dealt at length with role of media over the last few month since the corona outbreak and praised the media and media persons for ” for effectively discharging their core function of informing, educating and empowering the people to cope with the pandemic and for being an important part of our lives during the crisis as trusted partners.”
The Vice President further added that the media has acted as a bridge between the people and the government and has also set the agenda in the parliamentary institutions with analytical insights into various aspects of the pandemic and its impacts on different sections of the society.
The Media has spread awareness through the campaigns promoting preventive measures like wearing masks, social distancing, hand washing, healthy eating, regular exercises etc.
Vice President M Venkaiah said;”I follow more closely the print media The amount of space provided for coronavirus and the unfolding pandemic, outscored even war time reporting. Innovative product spaces have been introduced and persisted with to cater to the information hungry readers. Extensive analyses of various aspects of the disease and its impacts still continue in a mission mode.”
Calling media persons as ‘front line warriors’ for their dedication in presenting the pandemic narrative, M Venkaiah Naidu paid tributes to such spirited media persons and offered condolences to the bereaved families.
M Venkaiah Naidu stated that; “By highlighting various aspects of the pandemic and documenting the same in factual and analytical manner, the media has set the agenda for debates and discussions on the management of the pandemic in our parliamentary institutions. Media reports would be the principal sources of reference for raising relevant issues.”