Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday conveyed his greetings to the media fraternity on the occasion of National Press Day.

“Heartiest greetings to my friends from the media fraternity on #NationalPressDay. I salute your undaunted role in this testing period of #COVID19 and believe that you will continue to be conscience keepers of the society,” Sonowal tweeted.

The Directorate of Information and Public Relations of the Assam government has organised a state-level function at Shri Shri Madhabdev Auditorium in Srimanta Shankardev Kalakshetra, Guwahati.

National Press Day is symbolic of free and responsible press in the country.

India celebrates National Press Day on November 16 as the Press Council of India (PCI) started functioning as a responsible body to preserve the freedom of the press and maintain and improve the standards of press in India from this very day in 1966.