Hindustan Samachar launched in Chennai

via Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle published on April 14, 2008

Chennai, April 13: Tamil newspapers, magazines and TV
channels can avail of the services of a round-the-clock Tamil news
agency with the launching of Hindustan Samachar in Chennai on Sunday.
“This is our new year gift to the people of Tamil Nadu,” said Srikant
Joshi, director, Hindustan Samachar, who inaugurated the Chennai
operations of the agency.  

Hindustan Samachar, a New Delhi-based co-operative news agency, is
the only agency in India providing multi-lingual services to newspapers
and periodicals. “Other news agencies offer their services only in
English. Hindustan Samachar provides news in 10 regional languages,
including Tamil, making it easier for the vernacular Press to
disseminate news and information,” said Mr Joshi.

He also said that Hindustan Samachar had a distinctive Indian feel
to it because of its association with the country’s freedom struggle.
“We provide news with an Indian angle. Our priority is not just making
profit. We hope to spread our operations to all parts of the country to
make its presence felt in every nook and corner,” said Mr Joshi. 

He pointed out that Hindustan Samachar was the only news agency in
the world to function as a co-operative venture. “The blessings we
received from titans like Babu Rajendra Prasad, Purushottamdas Tandon,
Gobind Ballab Pant and Vinoba Bhave is our strength. The news agency
has been functioning on the guiding principles formulated by them. We
will continue to uphold the same values,” he said.   

The agency, which was registered as a co-operative society in 1957,
was celebrating its golden jubilee. “As part of the golden jubilee, we
hope to spread our wings to more areas. We are also launching Sindhi
service,” said Mr Joshi.  Asian Development Bank former director Dr S.
Kalyanaraman, who delivered the key-note address, said that Hindustan
Samachar was the only news agency in the world which was being run with
the common man’s contributions. “All news agencies are either funded by
the government or by corporate houses which erode their autonomy to a
great extent,” he said.

For More Details

See: http://www.hindusthansamachar.com 
email: [email protected]

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