Report by Akshya Rout, Bhubaneswar: The Fourth Foundation day of English fortnightly ‘Indus Valley Times’ (IVT) was celebrated here on Tuesday.
Speaking on the occasion as the Chief Guest, Health and Family Welfare minister Dr Damodar Rout emphasised on positive and unbiased reporting. “Undoubtedly, Odisha is developing fast in every respect. Its economy is also shining day by day. But what matters most is the negativity and jealous attitude of people towards each other in this contemporary society. So media must highlight the positive sense and should avoid these bad effects to ensure sustainable society,” observed Rout.
He also praised the initiatives of Indus Valley Times for its attempt to publish fact based news items.
Finance Minister Prasanna Acharya, while interacting with the reporters before his formal speech in the hall, said the state has set foot on the fast track of growth because of rapid development in information technology, industrial and other allied sectors.
Steel and mines minister focused on proper utilization of natural resources for employment generation an enhance revenue earning. Information and public relations minister Arun Sahoo also called upon the youths and mass communication students to use this newspaper as a platform to showcase their talents.
Among others Finance Minister Prasanna Acharya, government deputy chief whip Sanjaya Dasburma, Padmashree P K Jena also graced the occasion. The guests also released a book titled as ‘Info Diary’ on this occasion.