Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai praised veteran journalist P Ramaiah on the release of the book ‘Naanu Hindu Ramaiah’ and said the latter is a ‘Tapasvi’ in the field of journalism. “Truth has been his ideal and his ideology, and he is a ‘Tapasvi’ in the field of journalism. He has witnessed many incidents in the state and has seen the second generation of politicians and the third generation of journalists He could have sensationalized to pocket an award but what he wrote is only the reality. He is a real journalist,” said CM Bommai.
“Some people’s thinking and personality will change but Ramaiah’s personality has remained the same. He is close to several chief ministers. Previously we called scribes poor journalists but now that word is not used because time has changed.” CM Bommai recalled that his father and the veteran journalist shared a good friendship and said, “My father, Ramakrishna Hegde and MP Prakash had a good friendship with Ramaiah, and I grew up listening to them. It is very important that journalists understand the limitations and effects of their writing. Ramaiah has long been closely associated with the Hindu newspaper. This newspaper is known for its values and played a leading role in the pre- and post-independence eras. The articles written by Ramaiah on irrigation and energy are still preserved for their treasure of information.”
He also called Ramaih an asset to the state and stressed that the book will inspire students. The head of state’s remarks came after the publication of ‘Nanu Hindu Ramaiah’, a book on Ramaiah’s experience published by Abhimani Prakashana at Gandhi Bhavan here on Thursday.
President of Gandhi Memorial Wooday P Krishna, Journalist P Ramaiah, Head of Abhimani Prakashana T Venkatesh, Senior Journalist Hunasawadi Rajan, President of Madhyama Academy Sadashiv Shenoy, President of KUWJ Shivanand Tagadur, President of Bangalore Press Club Sridhar and retired Deputy Director of Department of Public Information HB Dinesh and others were present at the event. (ANI)
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