Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has urged the media to effectively function as means of empowerment for development through informed actions of people.
Mr Naidu also stressed on the need for a positive and constructive public discourse in the country on all major issues and reminded the media of it’s role in the same.
He was addressing Rajya Sabha Television (RSTV) professionals in New Delhi on Sunday, on the occasion of the channel one million You Tube subscriber base.
Mr Naidu said public discourse should not be negative, acrimonious and divisive and it should unite the people and should not seek to divide them.
The Vice President said a nation’s forward march is impacted by the public discourse in the country and it needs to be positive and constructive aimed at collectively addressing the challenges being faced by the nation.
Mr Nadiu further said media, as the fourth pillar of democracy has an important role in facilitating such a positive discourse.
He said it needs to highlight the problems, deficiencies in policy and governance at various levels and present different perspectives so that people can make informed decisions.