MeraNews Network, New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore has said, journalists also serve the nation like Army personnel. Speaking at a condolence meeting organized in Doordarshan Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday over the death of cameraman Achutyanand Sahu in Chhattisgarh, Rathore said, Doordarshan is properly fulfilling its responsibility of informing the nation. He said the Prasar Bharti stands by the family of Sahu.

Speaking on the occasion, Prasar Bharti Chairman Dr. A Surya Prakash said, it is a sad moment for all of us and he saluted the courage and bravery of the cameraman. He said national broadcaster is responsible to promote the democratic spirit of the country.

Information and Broadcasting Secretary Amit Khare, Prasar Bharti CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati, DG News All India Radio Ira Joshi and DG News Doordarshan Mayank Agarwal were also present on the occasion.

Later in the evening, a condolence meeting was held at Press Club of India in New Delhi where journalists and camerapersons paid tributes to Sahu and condemned the Naxal attack on media persons.

The journalists and camerapersons also took out a candlelight march at India Gate in memory of slain DD Cameraman Achyutanand Sahu.

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