In a landmark event, Maharashtra’s Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar affirmed a collaborative future for print and digital media, stressing their shared commitment to society’s welfare and the preservation of democracy.
The second major conference of the Digital Media Editors’ Association witnessed notable dignitaries, addressing crucial issues and advocating for journalists’ autonomy.
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar assured the collaboration of print and digital media sectors, pledging autonomy for digital media akin to print media. Emphasizing their pivotal role in upholding democracy, Pawar urged journalists to work towards social welfare and justice.
The conference, held at Siddhagiri Kshetra Kaneri Math in Kolhapur, convened approximately two thousand digital media editors from Maharashtra. The inauguration, conducted by prominent figures like Shahu Maharaj Chhatrapati and Minister Chandrakant Patil, marked the beginning of insightful discussions on the challenges faced by journalists.
Noteworthy statements were made by Minister Chandrakant Dada Patil, acknowledging Raja Mane’s contributions to both print and digital media. Raja Mane’s efforts in establishing an organization for rural journalists were praised, leading to proposals for a benevolent Maharashtra Federation for journalists’ welfare.
Dhananjay Mahadik, the special guest and Digital Media Journalists’ Association’s Maharashtra State President, emphasized the association’s national significance, uniting digital media editors across the country. Panel discussions provided insights into the latest technology, with experts contributing to informative discussions.
Nandkumar Sutar, State Vice President of the association, offered guidance to editors from 31 districts, and eleven resolutions were unanimously approved. The Maharashtra Digital Star Awards recognized fifteen journalists for their outstanding contributions, enhancing media credibility.
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar’s candid discussion with actor Girish Kulkarni during the conference brought further depth to the event. Broadcasted across electronic and digital platforms, the spiritual ambiance of Siddhagiri Math added a unique dimension, leaving a lasting impression on journalists from across Maharashtra.
This mega conference not only inspired journalists but also showcased excellent arrangements for 2,000 editors. The collaboration of print and digital media, backed by government support, sets the stage for a new era of awareness and enthusiasm among journalists in Maharashtra.