TST November 2020
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2020

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November

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ON NATIONAL PRESS DAY

It takes just a Google search to know that National Press Day is celebrated on 16 November, every year, in order to commemorate the establishment of the Press Council of India. It was formed way back in 1966, on 16 November, though one would wonder why it took so long for it to happen, even after Independence. Of course, it comes as a relief to note that the Indian Press had its own mind and mode of presenting the facts and truths, even prior to the official formation of the Indian Press Council. Press Day is the symbolic representation of a free and responsible press in India. The crux of that ‘free and responsible’ press lies with the journalists and editors, cartoonists and letter-writers responding to the day to day happenings.

The Press Day is a way to ensure that journalistic objectivity is always honoured and not compromised due to ‘influence or threats of any extraneous factors.’Well, as The Salesian Times is coming out with its latest issue, our own goals and objectives, along the above lines are more towards the empowering of a new generation of budding reporters and editors. When the college serves as a platform to showcase your talent, and explore your capabilities, it acts as a start up venue. One could be visualizing a future where these reporters and editors, connect with a new world of emerging opportunities, in a fully digitized format. In fact it is already there, even as the collecting and editing, designing and layouts happen in multi-locations and with appreciable speed. Let me congratulate the Team that has put together this issue of the TST, and especially, the newcomers into the team, along with the animators, ever ready to accompany and show the way. May the fruit of your labour make every citizen of this country proud, one day, even as you celebrate the National Press Day 2020.

Fr. (Dr.) George Thadathil
Principal & Rector
Salesian College

Salesian College, Sonada was accredited by NAAC on 16 September 2004 and was given the Grade C++ (Institutional Score between 65-70%). On 26 February 2010 Salesian College has been conferred the status of a College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) by UGC, New Delhi, and into its 2nd Cycle from 1st April 2014. In March 2012, the College was re-accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade (CGPA of 3.16 out of 4) to be the first College to receive such grade under the University of North Bengal.
The College retained its A Grade under the New stringent Format of Accreditation in May 2019 and it is valid till 2024.
Salesian Publications, Salesian Research Institute, and Salesian Translation Centre offer opportunities for capacity building for aspiring teaching and research personnel of the region. Salesian College Extension Activities Centre has trained and placed over 600 youth of the region in collaboration with the Ministry of Rural Development and Don Bosco Tech, New Delhi. Salesian College invites young people and their parents to partner in nurturing an ideal society.