Expressing the hope that The Hindu In School will have a “sobering effect” on students, West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan said on Monday it would guide them in distinguishing between “news” and “sensational news.”

He was launching the Kolkata edition of the newspaper here.

Incidents of violence in educational institutions and attacks on teachers rocked the State in recent times and reading The Hindu In School would help at a time when the most important thing lacking among students was discipline, and teachers were being denigrated, he said.

 Lauding the high journalistic standards set by The Hindu, the Governor said that at a time when there was an overdose of “wrong and sensational” facts and the “rule that facts are sacred is broken across the journalistic world,” the newspaper remained as close to the truth and correct about the facts as possible. “It has built a reputation for being honest about facts.”

 “Serious readers of news always go to The Hindu,” he said, urging students to read the newspaper, pointing out that it helped “to understand the world as it is evolving and to see things from a different perspective.”

 V. Jayanth, Managing Editor, The Hindu, described The Hindu In School as a prestigious product to which the newspaper attached a great deal of significance.

It was first launched in April 2012 and is being published from 15 centres in the country.

Students and teachers of reputed city schools were present at the function held in the library room of Raj Bhavan.

V. Ravi, assistant vice-president, circulation, The Hindu, proposed a vote of thanks.

 The Hindu In School will be given to schools, free for a week, for students of class VI-XII. Interested schools can send in their requests to calcir@thehindu.co.in.  

From October 1, the edition will be available on the newsstand, and for home delivery. For further details, send in your queries to reach.inschool@thehindu.co.in