Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 19:
The television news scene in Odisha has hotted up with Kalinga TV, a 24×7 news channel owned by Kalinga Media Entertainment Private Limited, being launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday evening.
Inaugurating the channel, Patnaik said the popularity of television news channels is growing day by day. “Media is the mirror of society. The Government knows the problems of people through media, which helps government to solve the needs of public,” he said.
Expressing his happiness over the launching of the new channel, the Chief Minister hope that Kalinga TV will help fulfil the hopes and aspirations of Odia people.
Inaugurating the website of Kalinga TV, Health and Family Welfare and Information & Public Relations minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak said media has a vital role to play in building a healthy society. “News channels and print media should avoid negativity and should present the fact in an unbiased way. Kalinga TV can be popular among Odia people, if it follows this way,” he said.
Bhubaneswar MP Dr. Prasanna Patsani said Kalinga TV should take necessary steps towards uplifting of Odia language and culture. “Kalinga TV will be popular among the Odias in the coming year as it is being launched at the time Mahaprabhu Shri Jagannath’s Nabakalebar year,” he said.
Priyadarshi Mishra, MLA, Bhubaneswar North (Uttar) said Kalinga TV should telecast news in a positive, suggestive and constructive way keeping in view the interests of Odisha and Odia people.
In his welcome address Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, Kalinga TV said people are getting bored by coming through negative news like corruption, atrocity news daily in various media. “Kalinga TV will present news in a positive manner, which is suggestive and constructive and keeps the interests of Odisha and its people uppermost.
Himanshu Khatua, Managing Director, Kalinga TV proposed the vote of thanks. Lastly Raageswari Loomba, Noted Singer, Actress, Model, Television Anchor and Motivational Speaker addressed the gathering by her motivational speech.