PM Inaugurates 90th year celebrations of Mathrubhumi

Published on: 06 Jan, 2014
Published under: Politics News Kerala

5 January 2014
Kochi

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his visit to Kerala inaugurated the 90th year celebrations of Mathrubhumi Daily on Sunday. He said the newspaper was an example of journalism that had been trusted by people for 90 years.

Dr. Singh said that these days of great turmoil were reported in great detail in the media and that the Internet had telescoped events into a degree unheard of in the past.

The Prime Minister recalled that Mahatma Gandhi had visited the office of the newspaper in January, 1934. He lauded the role played by the newspaper through its founders, who were among the most eminent patriots. The newspaper also played a significant role in shaping historic events such as the Vaikom Satyagraha and the movement for a united Kerala, the Prime Minister said.

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