Raipur: The Vice President of India, Venkiah Naidu has said that the media should enrich thought process of people and promote a positive mindset. He was addressing the gathering after presenting degrees to students at the 3rd Convocation of Kushabhau Thakre Patrikarita Avam Jansanchar Vishwavidyalaya, in Raipur, Chhattisgarh today. The Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dr. Raman Singh and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The Vice President recollected his association with late Kushabhau Thakre and called him an ideal public leader. He has asked students passing out of the university to take lessons from Thakre’s life and lead a disciplined life with dedication.

Naidu said that media should be critical of the ills in society and heighten awareness of the social maladies afflicting contemporary society like casteism, communalism, corruption, and atrocities against women. He further said that media should be a means of empowerment for development through informed actions. Those who obstruct Parliament and not allow it function should not get prominence in media, he added.

The Vice President said that media should dedicate itself to a new TRP philosophy: The promotion of truth in a Responsible and Professional manner. He further said that harmonization of rights and responsibilities are must for a free media to flourish. Information with confirmation can become the most powerful ammunition to fight against injustice, social evils and the negative forces in the world, he added.