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Dasmunsi urges diaspora role to reflect changing India

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MUMBAI: Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs, PR Dasmunsi while addressing the session on 'Media and Indian Diaspora' at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divasstated that the Indian diaspora should act as a medium to reflect the changing scene in India.

The Minister said that the spate of development in India is carrying along with it the democratic values, freedom of the Press and other pillars of Indian democratic system and is not just growth from the economic point of view.

This perspective, he said, needs to be conveyed to the world at large for showing a true picture of emerging India. The Minister appreciated the role of Indian diaspora in providing a window to us all for a better understanding of the systems and values operational worldwide.

Delineating recent changes brought in the regulatory and facilitative framework for the print as well as electronic media in the country, Dasmunsi said that Indian Press enjoys enormous freedom. The interaction between the Government and the Media is on democratic and friendly lines.

He lauded the support and cooperation of the media to the Government in hours of crises to keep in check the designs of divisive forces. The Minister felt that the Indian media based abroad can exploit the ongoing boom in the electronic media in news as well as programme based channels in the country.

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