PM Modi inaugurates Patrika Gate

The Prime Minister also released the Samvad Upanishad and Akshar Yatra, the scripture of Gulab Kothari, Editor-in-Chief of the Patrika group

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Published: Sep 9, 2020 11:42 AM  | 5 min read

The Prime Minister of India on Tuesday inaugurated the Patrika Gate on Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, Jaipur and released the Samvad Upanishad and Akshar Yatra, the Scripture of Gulab Kothari, Editor-in-Chief of the Patrika group. The Prime Minister, referring to the self-reliant India campaign, said that India's local products are going global; India's voice is also going global.

PM Modi said the world now listens to India higher attention. He said that the demand of the times is that our newspapers and magazines should have global reputation and in the digital age we reach the whole world with this technology. Our countrymen should also be healthy, and the economy should also gain momentum, this is the priority of the country today. On the occasion of the release of Akshar Yatra Granth, the PM assured to win the battle against Corona soon and said that the journey of the country will also become Akshar Yatra.

The special guest of the ceremony was Governor Kalraj Mishra and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. The Prime Minister expressed happiness in his address that the Patrika group has started giving international awards in memory of its founder Karpoor Chandra Kulish. These efforts will give India a new identity on the global media platform. The Prime Minister said that the different literary awards given in the world, the institutions of India should also give the same genre; it is the need of the hour today.

Underlining the important role of media in democracy, the Prime Minister said that in this era of epidemic, Indian media has also done a commendable service of public in awareness campaign against Corona.

The PM said that our media has been doing well in highlighting and criticizing the ground level flaws in government schemes along with deliberating the government's actions. There are also occasions when the media is criticized. Especially in the era of social media, it has become more natural.

But, learning from criticism is equally natural for all of us. That is why our democracy has become so strong today.

Regarding the Patrika Gate and the books to be released, the PM said that the way we are moving forward and accepting our heritage, our science, our culture and our strength, we have to take that confidence forward.

Referring to public awareness programmes being organized by the Patrika group during the Corona period, Modi said that this campaign still needs to be intensified.

PM Modi said that in any society, its enlightened class, society's intelligentsia or writers are like pioneers. Schooling gets over, but our learning process continues throughout its life.
In today's era, it is more important that our new generation does not shy away from serious knowledge. We must make a corner for books in our homes. The knowledge of the Upanishads and the thinking of the Vedas is not only a field of spiritual and philosophical attraction; there is a philosophy of creation and science in Vedas and Vedanta.

The first of the two Books authored by Gulab Kothari were released in the program, the first being Samvad Upanishad. It is available as a Upanishadic Vedic tradition to the new generation in their scientific -language style. In the second book Akshar Yatra, with the complete introduction of the alphabet, the form of vowel consonants and the meaning of each and every letter is also described in a simple style.

Representative memorial of the unified form of Rajasthan
With this inauguration, a new attraction was added for the tourists in the form of this magnificent gate, displaying the architectural and cultural heritage of all regions of Rajasthan. Patrika Group has constructed Patrika Gate under the Mission Anupam Yojana of Jaipur Development Authority.
This gate on Jawahar Circle, the busiest of Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, naturally attracts attention of the people. Patrika Gate is a representative memorial of the unified form of Rajasthan which reflects the culture of different regions of the state. It is also known as Gateway of Rajasthan.

Patrika Gate shows a truly representative image of Rajasthan – Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot
On this occasion, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that I am happy that the Patrika Gate is inaugurated and two scriptures of Gulab Kothari are being released in connection with the Prime Minister. It is a matter of pride. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that Rajasthan Patrika has been engaged in social concerns since the time of Karpoor Chand Kulish.
This in journalism is itself is a message that everyone should follow. After the approval of JDA by the interest and dedication Patrika has built the gate with a sincerity which will show the picture of Rajasthan to the tourists visiting the state.

Instead of becoming the fourth pillar of media, it became a bridge - Gulab Kothari

Presiding over the function, the Editor-in-Chief of the Patrika group, Gulab Kothari said that today media is an important entity. But instead of becoming a bridge between the government and the public, it has become the fourth pillar. Kothari said that Rajasthan Patrika will never become the fourth pillar.

He called for the need to bring ancient knowledge in a new form to the face of the new generation and said that the Patrika is constantly trying in this direction. Kothari said that when revered Karpoor Chandra Kulish laid the foundation of this newspaper in 1956, the goals and objectives which he laid before him are still intact - be it boldness, objectivity or social harmony.

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