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FELICITATION: Veteran journalist Patil Puttappa being felicitated on his 86th birthday at a function in Hubli.
FELICITATION: Veteran journalist Patil Puttappa being felicitated on his 86th birthday at a function in Hubli.

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86th birthday of Patil Puttappa celebrated

HUBLI: "Young journalists should not allow others to use them to get their work done," Karnataka Madhyama Academy President V.N. Subbarao has said.

He was speaking at the 86th birthday celebrations of veteran journalist Patil Puttappa organised by Dr. Patil Puttappa Vichara Vedike here on Sunday.

Mr. Subbarao, who presided over the function, asked journalists to be wary as politicians have the tendency to use the print and the electronic media to fulfil their vested interests.

He said intense competition between the print and the electronic media has become a threat to the faith the common man has in the media. Mr. Subbarao called upon journalists to do their homework before filing stories.

'Be ready'

Responding to the felicitation, Dr. Puttappa called upon journalists to be ready to face any situation.

"Lack of information is not the quality of a journalist. A journalist should be a voracious reader and should make efforts to remember things," Dr Puttappa said. Underscoring the need for a balanced approach towards any issue, he said journalists should not compromise on their ideals.

M. Madanmohan, who retired as Special Correspondent of The Hindu , and R. Poornima, Editor, Udayavani, Bangalore edition, were felicitated.

Arur Laxman Shet compeered the programme. G.G. Doddawada, honorary secretary of the vedike, and Niranjan Walishettar and Arunkumar Habbu, organising secretaries, were present.

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