Chief Minister N. Rangasamy on Sunday expressed confidence that the Centre would grant Statehood for the Union Territory of Puducherry.
Addressing the inauguration of the Puducherry Print and Tv Journalists’ Affiliation, Mr. Rangasamy, who heads the AINRC-BJP coalition authorities in Puducherry, mentioned Statehood standing had been a long-standing demand of the Union Territory.
“We’ve got been making a plea for full Statehood to Puducherry. I’m assured that the Centre below Prime Minister Narendra Modi will accede to the demand.”
The Chief Minister mentioned the federal government was implementing a number of schemes for the betterment of journalists and promised to think about the proposals submitted by the office-bearers of the Affiliation.
Mr. Rangasamy known as upon media professionals to stay to truthful reporting and promised to take all steps to guard the Fourth Property in fulfilling its duties. Later, he honoured senior journalists by presenting mementos. In her inaugural tackle, Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan mentioned Puducherry had taken the lead by being the primary State within the nation to declare mediapersons as frontline employees. “We’ve got proven the best way to the remainder of the nation and have additionally vaccinated mediapersons on a precedence foundation,” she mentioned.
She recorded her appreciation for the important function that the media performed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic however the dangers, in creating consciousness, selling vaccination and debunking myths. On the event, Well being division officers have been felicitated for COVID-19 administration.
Speaker R. Selvam; Rajya Sabha MP S. Selvaganabapthy; Ministers Ok. Lakshminarayanan and A. Namassivayam; MLAs, Ok.S.P. Ramesh, A.Ok.D. Aroumougame and Richards John Kumar; T. Arun, Industries Secretary; E. Vallavan, Data Secretary; R.Ok. Raja, the Affiliation president and M. Sridhar, secretary, participated.