National Press Day was observed by the post-graduate department of journalism and mass communication of Berhampur University on Friday to mark the establishment of the Press Council of India.

On this day in 1966, Press Council of India started to function. During the ceremony, the Bhaja Bihar Samachar, the house journal of the department was released and a seminar was organised on the issues related to media. The day was also observed at the Collector’s conference hall in Chatrapur. Ganjam Collector Krishan Kumar presided over the symposium. Ganjam chapter of Indian Media Centre also organised a function at the municipal guest house auditorium.