Firebrand young leader and MLA from Udhampur Balwant Singh Mankotia Saturday launched fortnightly ‘Jammu Redefining’ at a simple but impressive ceremony in Udhampur.
The inaugural ceremony was attended by galaxy of people from different walks of life. Besides local politicians senior police officers, prominent journalists, District Information officer, senior advocates, doctors graced the occasion and complimented the entire team of Jammu Redefining for bringing out the publication.
After formally launching the publication Mankotia in his brief address underscored the importance of meaningful journalism to understand and highlight the genuine issues of local masses.
Mankotia also appreciated the fact that with each passing day more and more educated youth are opting for field of journalism and contributing their bit in highlighting the rich cultural heritage of the region on the world map.
Speaking on the occasion Mankotia maintained that unless the local population would acknowledge the importance of promoting mother tongue on bigger platforms no amount of publicity would help in popularising the language.
Welcoming the guests on the occasion Editor Parul Mahajan said, Jammu Redefining is not just a magazine but a mission to bring some change in the society.
He explained, We call it ‘redefining’ because this is a novel attempt of understanding the past, present and future opportunities and challenges of Jammu region by disentangling them from the present discourse on Jammu and Kashmir, which is, of late, eclipsed by the problems of insurgency, separatism and identity politics. He also raised the burning issues of Udhampur i.e., sanitation and traffic vociferously and his observations and suggestions were widely appreciated by the audience.SHO, Udhampur Deepak Jasrotia, President of MES Builder’s Association Vinod Gupta, and several other prominent citizens attended the simple ceremony.