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Tuesday January 25, 2011 09:11:40 PM, IANS

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New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil Tuesday called upon the media to work in a positive spirit to highlight good work done by individuals and organisations that can set right examples in society.

In her address to the nation on the eve of the Republic Day Wednesday, Patil said there were numerous examples of outstanding conduct in the country where Good Samaritans are rendering yeoman service to society, some civil society organisations are putting in selfless work, as are some philanthropists, scientists and educationalists doing pioneering work.

"By highlighting such actions, the media can inspire others to follow good examples, and I would urge the media to work in a positive spirit, as it expands its reach and coverage," she said in her televised address.

Noting that the media played an important role in bringing information, news and views to the public, she said this generated awareness, promoted discussion on issues and created perceptions.

"A responsive and responsible media is an asset in maintaining the vitality of democracy and its institutions," she added.

The government has been facing the heat over a number of corruption-related cases, including the conduct of the Commonwealth Games last year and the second generation airwave allotment to telecom companies, that have been seen wide media coverage in the recent months.

 

 

 

 

 

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