Nagpur: City’s most happening e-newspaper Nagpur Today has entered into next phase of its journey into print medium. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has unveiled its new weekly Hindi newspaper – Central Today at a glittering ceremony at Hotel Tuli Imperial here on Sunday afternoon. The weekly is a venture of SAG Media Pvt. Ltd.
Dignitaries and political leaders along with illuminaries from various section of society attended the programme. Besides Fadnavis, others who attended the grand launch event were senior Congress leader and former Minister Nitin Raut, former MP and Managing Editor, The Hitavada, Banwarilal Purohit, Katol MLA Ashish Deshmukh, Senior Journalist Rahul Dev, CMD of Jia News Rohan Jagdale, Chief Editor of Jia News SN Vinod, Central Today’s Editor and Managing Editor, Abhishek Singh and Kumar Neelabh, respectively along with host of well known names from business and education fraternity.
The guests were duly felicitated by the Nagpur Today staff and editorial team of Central Today.
Extending his wishes to Central Today, CM Fadnavis emphasized the need to balance news value with valuable news through sharing his own experience of earlier tryst with media. He said entering from a non-conventional mode to traditional (print) medium is required to reach out to maximum number of people, particularly in the light of social media where every hour a news surfaces and ends by the end of the day. He also stressed upon the practicability of language in order to make it prevalent among the masses. “Only those languages have survived which were able to relate to the people while the others that could not connect with people’s routine are on the verge of extinction. Only language pundits are left for such language while the language is vanished,” he said adding that now its time to teach our enriched languages to our computers.
In his address, former MP Banwarilal Purohit exuded confidence in Central Today saying that the path may be tough but an honest effort is surely going to pay in the long run. He also shouldered the responsibility of maintaining social and cultural fabric of Nagpur on Central Today. He liked the cultural integrity of Nagpur to an orange which has its slices bonded inside the peel. “The people of Nagpur across religion and sects are bonded together in similar manner,” he quipped.
Nitin Raut said Central Today should contribute towards bringing out the more gems of Nagpur like Fadnavis. Commenting on the weekly’s tagline ‘najariye mein hai baat’, Raut expressed his pleasure over the newspaper’s effort to change the perspective of society.
Senior journalist Rahul Dev expressed his concern for Hindi language and called for making efforts to save it from invasion of foreign languages. He also deemed necessary for any media to present real picture of society.
Shweta Shelgaonkar beautifully weaved the pearls of words as she convened the programme. She made it a point to keep the engagement of guests floating high. She received warm compliments from everyone around with her impeccable linguistic presentation.