Governor Satya Pal Malik attended the 9th Sat Paul Sahni Memorial Lecture on the topic “Ethics and the Media: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”, which was organised by the Indian Institute of Public Administration, J&K Regional Branch, here today.
Smt. Prem Sahni, wife of Late Sh. Sat Paul Sahni; Prof. Amitabh Mattoo, former Advisor to Chief Minister; Dr. Ashok Bhan, Patron IIPA, J&K Regional Branch; Sh. Dilbagh Singh, DGP; Dr. Manoj Dhar, Vice Chancellor University of Jammu; Sh. K.B. Jandial, former Secretary Information were among the distinguished guests present on the occasion.
Paying tributes to Sh. Sahni, an eminent Journalist, Governor observed that scholastic personalities like Sh. Sahni have contributed immensely through their writings in strengthening the democratic values of this country which are deep rooted in the collective conscience of its people since time immemorial.
Appreciating the role being played by media in voicing concerns and diversity of opinions during modern times, Governor observed that stalwarts in the field of Journalism have always strived for truly reflecting the aspirations of people. He advised the media fraternity to always maintain impeccable standards during discharge of their professional duties and never allow any influence to weaken their resolve and harm this 4th pillar of modern democracy.
Dr. Ashok Bhan and Sh. K.B. Jandial, while paying rich tributes to Sh. Sahni, described him as a multifaceted personality who immensely contributed in the arena of journalism and his fondness for photo journalism.
Prof. Amitabh Mattoo shared his perspective about life and work of Sh. Sahni whom he knew personally. He remembered Sh. Sahni’s love for photography and his generosity in gifting his treasure of rare photo collection to the University of Jammu which is to be preserved for the generations to come.
A large gathering of prominent citizens, senior civil and police officers, academia, students were present on the occasion.