Fake News is a matter of grave concern for not only our state and country, but the entire world – CM Bhupesh Baghel

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Seminar on ‘Challenges of Fake News in the Current Scenario’

Raipur. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that presently, fake news is not only affecting Chhattisgarh, but is a matter of grave concern for the entire country and the world. Earlier fake news were published only during Holi festival as a prank or joke, but now fake news has become a business. It has become a medium of defaming, provoking violence and winning elections, but now we need to understand that how far the news items can be considered as truth.

Chief  Minister said aforementioned words in his address to the seminar eld in Kushabhau Thakre Patrakarita Evam Jansanchar Vishwavidyalay, Raipur, on topic ‘Challenges of Fake News in current scenario’. He said- it is extremely said that our educated youth are getting affected by the fake news the most. A major reason behind this is that the youth no more reads newspaper and rather look on social media for news. Chief Minister praised prestigious media houses such as BBC for fighting against fake news. He extended hearty wishes for this movement of mass awareness. He advised citizens, especially youth to inquire and go in depth of the reported news, instead of believing what they see at first glance.

Chief Minister said that it is because of those misleading advertisements, citizens of the state lost a whopping Rs 10 thousand crore to chit fund companies in state. They kept advertizing misleading offers and their events marked presence of political people, which further helped them fool the people. This matter was politicized to a great extent, but what concerned me more is that that amount swallowed by chit fund companies included parents’ saving for daughter’s wedding, children’s education, pension money and some even had sold their property to get the amount to invest. We need to be careful about believing just any other advertisement we see.

Keynote speaker of the seminar was Prof (Dr.) Mukesh Kuman, Dean, Faculty of Mass Communication SGT University Gurgaon, told that fake news is spread to manipulate sentiments of people to provoke violence, disturbance and hatred among communities. It is important to promote media literacy in present time. Cyber Law Expert, New Delhi Virag Gupta and Editor of Digital BBC Hindi New Delhi Rajesh Priyadarshi also addressed the seminar, considering fake news trend as epidemic, which is needed to be controlled at all cost.

Vice-Chancellor of the university Prof. (Dr.) MS Parmar, while presiding over the programme said that technology and words are the tools that may be used for development or for destruction. Constitution of India has given us the freedom of speech and expression. If the current era of information technology promotes violence, communalism and radicalism, it should be stopped and controlled.

The programme was attended by Raipur West MLA Vikas Upadhyay, Advisor to Chief Minister Vinod Verma, Media Advisor Ruchir Garg, Commissioner and Director Public Relations Taaran Prakash Sinha, senior journalists, editors, and intellectuals along with large number of university students were also present.

Christian community has significant contribution in the field of social service: Mr. Bhupesh Baghel

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Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that Christian community has made a significant contribution in the field of social service. Various initiatives for welfare and upliftment of poor, orphans, widows and needy shows the compassion of this community. Chief Minister was addressing a programme organized by Rashtriya Masihi Sangh at Dussehra Maidan in Bhilai yesterday evening.

Mr. Baghel said that he was glad to attend the programme organized Christian community. He thanked the community for its support in formation of the government.

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel expressed deep condolence on the sad demise of Ex-Defence Minister George Fernandez

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RAIPUR: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has expressed deep condolence on sad demise of Ex-Defence Minister of the country George Fernandez. Chief Minister said in his condolence message that Mr. Fernandez dedicated his entire life for welfare of labourers onomically weak sections of society. He rendered his valuable services on many senior posts of the country, other than being member of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha. Chief Minister deeply empathized with grief-stricken family of Late Mr. Fernandez and prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace.

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel was weighed down with Til Laddus

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Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel was weighed in ‘Til ke laddu’ on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti at Pujari Park in the capital today. He greeted the citizens of the State and wished them a bright and prosperous future ahead. The peopled fed the Chief Minister with the sweet. Urban Administration Minister Dr. Shivkumar Daharia, MLAs Mr. Satyanarayan Sharma, Bruhaspath Singh and Mrs. Anita Sharma were also present.

Chief Minister said that no hut will be shifted or demolished. He assured the gathering that clean drinking water will be supplied in all the areas and extra land will be allocated to the Government College. The District Collector had been ordered to provide the land as early as possible. The State Government had been taking decisions keeping in mind interests of all sections of the society. The farmers’ loans had been waived and Minimum Support Price (MSP) for paddy had been fixed at Rs 2, 500 a quintal. The State Government will fulfill all the promises of ‘jan goshna Patra’ (people’s manifesto). Property Tax and electricity bill had been reduced to half. He appealed to the citizens to pay Property Tax and Electricity Bill.

Mr. Bupesh Baghel said that prohibition will be imposed in phases. Liquor is a social evil. The society should also come forward for banning alcohol. There is a need for creating awareness among the masses. Opinion of all sections of the society will be elicited. A study team will be dispatched to the States where prohibition is in force. Mr. Baghel said that S.I.T. teams will probe ‘Jheerum’ incident and ‘PDS’ scam. Registration of five decimal plots had been started. F.I.Rs filed against chit fund companies will be withdrawn. The money of the working classes will be returned to them. Dr. Shiv Daharia said that the Government belonged to the native Chhattisgarhias. The authorities will focus on all-round development. Large number of citizens, corporators and people’s representatives were also present.

Chief Minister greets citizens on Swami Vivekanand Jayanti

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Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel today greeted the citizens of the State on the auspicious occasion of Jayanti of the great philosopher and social reformer Swami Vivekanand on 12th January celebrated as ‘National Youth Day’. In a message released on the eve of Vivekanand Jayanti, Chief Minister said that he was a great thinker and a noble soul who guided the entire universe on a righteous path.

The citizens of the State should be proud that the legendary saint lived for sometime in the capital city Raipur. Mr. Baghel called upon the people to imbibe the values of the saint and work for the building of the State and the nation.