Aizawl: Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga on Friday praised journalists as architects, who played an important role in moulding public opinion and building a nation. He was addressing a media workshop organised by state information and public relations department for state journalists.
Speaking on the occasion, Zoramthanga said both print and electronic media played an important role not only in educating common masses, but also leading a country and the government to the right path. “Journalists are the architect of the nation and have very important role in educating the society,” he said.
Zoramthanga said that the state government would give priority to welfare of the scribes. The three-time Mizoram chief minister further called upon the people to change their mentality (mindset) to usher in development. He said that Mizoram has been blessed by nature with good climate, fertile and vast forest land, good soil for cultivation and sufficient rainfall.
“These are asset potentials of Mizoram that need to be capitlaised and convert into usable resources for the economic growth of the state,” he said. He added that the mindset of the people have to be changed to bring about socio-economic transformation.
Urging the scribes to have healthy competition, Information and public relation minister Lalruatkima said, “Journalists must be unbiased and stick to factual report.” He also appealed to the scribes to extend helps to the government in helping the people to usher in development.
Chaired by Information and public relations director David L Thangliana, who is retiring in a few days, the event was attended by many media persons. Mizoram Journalists’ Association (MJA) president Zonunsanga Khiangte also addressed the workshop.