Lokmat Launches in New Delhi Edition as it enters Centenary Year
New Delhi December 15, 2017, Lokmat, Maharashtra & Goa’s No 1 Newspaper has launched its New Delhi edition today in New Delhi at a special inauguration attended by a political glitterati in presence of Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice President of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, Hon’ble MP & Former Prime Minister of India, Shri Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Govt of NCT, Delhi, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Union Minister of Road, Transport & Highways, Shipping & Water Resources, Shri Prakash Javedkar, Union HRD Minister, Shri Ravi Prasad, Hon’ble Union Minister of IT, Shri Chowdhury Birender Singh, Hon’ble Minister of Steel, Shri P J Kurian, Rajya Sabha Vice Chairman. Later the evening was attended by Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
As VenkaiahNaidu, says, “This is such a wonderful day and we are amidst some ofthe greatest minds and it’s a great day to launch #LokmatInDelhi. Families mustconverse in their own regional language at home. Language and emotions movetogether better when conversed in the mother tongue. I was educated in theregional medium and I am very proud of it and I feel one should respect -Mother who has given you birth, Motherland - place where you are born, Mothertongue, the country to which you belong to.
Informationwith confirmation is very important - Views and news must not be mixedtogether. Sensationalism should end, nationalism must be given the importance.News is public good, use the power to influence wisely - use it get to thetruth. Satyam - Truth, Shivam - for the greater good - Sunderam - in a beautifulmanner.”
Dr. Manmohan Singh said,“It is a very auspicious day that the foremost Marathi newspaper will make itspresence felt in the nation's capital. On this auspicious occasion, I recognizethe role of Lokmat group in our national life. I wish them still greatersuccess in the years to come. Media has a great role to play in our democracyespecially in these times where there are forces that always want to curb therole of media. The task of the media should be such that facts are stated andopinions are free. My prayers Is that Lokmat Group of newspapers will live upto this very important maxim.”
Said, ArvindKejriwal says, “I welcome you all to Delhi. I am very happy thatMarathi people in Delhi can read Lokmat now and get news in their language. Iam confident that Lokmat will combat all challenges and bring out the truth infront of people. I pray that Lokmat makes a mark of honest and true journalismacross all cities in India.”
Says NitinGadkari, “Lokmat has always ensured that democracy has been made successfulby picking up issues that affect the society. Lokmat has always ensured thatthe flag of honest journalism is always held high. This a great start to getthe Marathi paper and news to Marathi people in Delhi. I wish Lokmat all the best.”
From VijayDarda, Chairman, Lokmat Media Group, “It is a moment of immense pride forall of us at Lokmat Media Group, we thank our readers as we step into ourCentenary Year. Rooted in nationalism, Lokmat has always stood by values,fearless journalism & its people. We thank our readers who have made us No.1 Marathi daily of the country and hope to continue our legacy in New Delhi aswell.”