India’s Minister for Information & Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu said Thursday that the vision of the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to position the nation on a sustainable growth trajectory.
The government, he said, is committed to bring about transformational changes in the country with the mantra of ‘Reform, Perform & Transform’.
The vision has been depicted in the government of India Calendar 2017 with the theme “Mera Desh Badal Raha Hai, Aage Badh Raha Hai” (मेरा देश बदल रहा है…आगे बढ़ रहा है।).
He mentioned this while delivering his address at the release of the Government of India Calendar 2017. On the occasion, Naidu also released the Press in India Report 2015-16 prepared by Registrar of Newspapers of India (RNI).
Naidu announced that starting from 25th December this year, the government would be launching a 100-day campaign across the country on the theme of Good Governance.
Ministers and Members of the Parliament would be travelling across the country to highlight key initiatives of the government that has been taken in the past two and a half years.
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Good Governance Day is observed on the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
In this context, Naidu mentioned that the endeavour of the government is to improve delivery systems, promote digital transformation, and take forward the connectivity revolution in all sectors.
The Minister also gave a broad analysis of the general trend of the Indian Print Media based on the Annual Report by RNI. He said that the Indian print media industry continued its growth story at a steady rate of 5.13% over the previous year.
A total of 5,423 new publications had been registered during the year 2015-16 with the total number of registered publications as on 31st March, 2016 standing at 110,851.
Giving the circulation-wise details, Naidu said that Hindi publications continued to lead with 314,455,106 copies per publishing day followed by English with 65,413,443 copies and Urdu with 51,775,006 copies per publishing day.
Earlier, Naidu also launched the Government of India Digital Calendar 2017 App. He added that the calendar App can be downloaded from google play store free of cost.
The Government of India Calendar showcases various flagship schemes and initiatives of the government identifying a different theme every month.
Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau
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