Chief Minister Mr. Virbhadra Singh has emphasized the need to further strengthen the relations between government and media as in this era of communication revolution, the communication gap could be harmful for the larger interest of the society.
He was interacting with the Himachal based journalists working at New Delhi, who had called upon him at his camp office in Delhi, yesterday.
Chief Minister said that the state government was working on an effective plan for strengthening information system and liaison with the social media. He said that Himachal Pradesh had been a favorite destination for industrialists, saints, tourists, writers and scholars. He invited the journalists to visit Himachal Pradesh to write stories on the developmental and untouched tourist destination of the state so that it could be highlighted across the world.
Mr. Virbhadra Singh said that Himachal Pradesh had launched various novel welfare schemes and programmes for the weaker section of the society and over all development of the state. He said that with the consistent efforts of the present Congress government, every area of the state had witnessed balanced and all-round development.
The journalists urged the Chief Minister to provide accreditation facility to the Himachali journalists working at New Delhi for developing better coordination with the state government. They also requested him to setup a press room at Himachal Bhawan, New Delhi.
The Chief Minister assured to take necessary steps in this direction and said that press liaison office, Himachal Bhawan would be further strengthened to facilitate the journalistic fraternity.
Mrs. Pratibha Singh, Member of Parliament and Mr. Vikramaditya Singh, state Youth Congress President were also present on the occasion.