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National Press Day is observed every year on?
November 17th
November 16th
November 15th
November 14th

Correct Answer : Option (B) - November 16th

National Press Day is observed on November 16th every year across the country as a day to commemorate the setting up of the Press Council of India, a statutory and quasi-judicial establishment.
The Press Council of India started functioning on this day. The day marks the presence of an independent and responsible press in India. The media is known as the fourth pillar of democracy.
Despite adverse circumstances, journalists are said to be a mirror of society, reflecting the truth. Symbolic of the freedom of the press and the responsibilities it has towards society, this day also marks the freedom of the press in the country.
National Press Day History : On November 16, 1966, the Press Council of India was established to monitor the quality of Indian press reporting. In 1956, India's First Press Commission envisioned a committee to protect journalism ethics and freedom of expression. All journalistic activities are monitored by the Press Council of India in order to maintain credibility.

Source : India Today

Published On : November 16, 2022