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Udupi: ‘Journalists should also worry about the future of their children’

Udupi: 'Journalists should also worry about the future of their children'
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Udupi: Women and Child Development Minister Lakshmi Hebbalkar has suggested that journalists who are working to correct the wrongs of the society, leave their families and work day and night.
He was speaking after inaugurating the Pratibha Puraskar programme for the meritorious children of journalists of the state, organised by Karnataka Working Journalists Association, Bengaluru, Udupi District Working Journalists Association, Silver Jubilee Committee and Kasturba Hospital Manipal, at Dr. TMA Pai Auditorium, KMC Hospital, Manipal, by unveiling a book on the Constitution carried with both hands.

Journalists who highlight many issues of the society through reporting also have a lot of problems. “I have witnessed the hard work of journalists who are doing news day and night, without any cold or rain. She expressed confidence that the hard work of all of you is definitely bearing fruit.
My political career started as an activist today I am standing before you as a minister in charge of a talented district. This is the reward for my hard work. My parents have worked hard and dreamt about their future. You have a huge responsibility to make their dreams come true. She advised the students.

Karnataka Vidhan Sabha Speaker U T Khader said that the contribution of journalists to our traditions, customs and ideas is immense. The contribution of journalists to it is immense and the media has a huge role to play as a big force in passing on our traditions to the younger generation. There is an unbreakable bond between journalists and politicians. There are no politicians without journalists and there are no journalists without politicians. “There have been many instances where when there is confusion in politics, the suggestions of journalists have been resolved” he said.
Pratibha Puraskar was presented to meritorious students of member journalists of the Association on the occasion. Karnataka Working Journalists Association State President Shivananda Tagadur presided over the function. Manipal MAHE Pro-Chancellor Dr. H.S. Udupi MLA Yashpal Suvarna, Manipal Kasturba Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Avinash Shetty, Deputy Commissioner M Koorma Rao, District Superintendent of Police Akshaya Machindra Hake were the chief guests.

Karnataka Working Journalists Association state vice-president Pundaleeka B. Baloji, Ajjamada Ramesh Kuttappa, Bhavani Singh Thakur, Secretaries Mattikere Jayaram, Somashekar Keragodu, Treasurer Vasudeva Holla, State Committee Member Kiran Manjanabailu, National Committee Member Arun Kumar Shirur, Silver Jubilee Committee General Secretary Jayakar Suvarna and others were present.
Udupi District Working Journalists Association President Rajesh Shetty Alavoor delivered the inaugural address. Mohammed Shareef Karkala, convenor of the Silver Jubilee Committee of the Association welcomed the gathering. Karnataka Working Journalists Association State General Secretary J.C. Lokesh read out the list of awardees. Association general secretary Nazir Polya proposed vote of thanks. Treasurer Umesh Marpalli read out the list of donors. Journalist K.C. Rajesh compered the programme.

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