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National Press Day 2023

National Press Day 2023:

The day is observed on 16th November every year to commemorate a free and responsible press.

  • It is observed in honour of the Press Council of India (PCI).
  • Press Council of India (PCI) was established by the Parliament On 4 July 1966.
  • The day is meant to mark the presence of the free and responsible press in India.
  • In the year 1956, the First Press Commission decided to form a body bestowed with statutory authority, meant to fulfill the responsibility of maintaining the ethics of journalism.
  • The National Press Day has been celebrated ever since on 16th November, every year to commemorate the establishment of the council.
  • Various seminars and workshops are organized to raise multiple issues faced by the Indian press.