New Delhi. 21 September 2019.  Indian MOS(Defence) Shripad Naik has called upon media to remain sensitive towards the national security while reporting about the developments related to the Armed Forces. Addressing the valedictory function of the Defence Correspondents’ Course (DCC) 2019 here today, he said the duty of journalists is to encourage the soldiers who discharge their duties in extremely difficult conditions and are even prepared to make the supreme sacrifice in the service of the nation.

The Minister urged the journalists to act as a bridge between the government and the people which is vital for a country to prosper. He said, the Government’s mandate is to continuously strive for the welfare of the citizens and media’s duty is to inform the people of the Government’s policies & programmes. He reiterated that the government will make every possible effort for the betterment of the Armed Forces.

Congratulating the trainee journalists for successfully completing DCC 2019,  Naik hoped that the course provided a multi-dimensional perspective which will help them reach out to the people with an objective, in-depth and precise coverage of events and developments related to the Armed forces. “We wish to create a pool of skilled Defence journalists who understand the Armed Forces at all levels”, he added.