Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on October 31 said media is known as the fourth pillar of democracy and it should not concentrate only on negative reporting.
Singh inaugurated a newly-constructed office building of All Jiribam Working Journalists’ Union (AJWJU) via video conferencing from Imphal.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that once a neglected area in the past, Jiribam has now become a key location and the western corridor to the state.
There were lots of inconveniences when the state mainly relied on Imphal-Dimapur highway. However, the situation had drastically changed after Imphal-Jiribam road was revamped, he added.
Moreover, railway is expected to reach Imphal via Jiribam soon, he said and added that people and the media of Jiribam should play key roles in the strict enforcement of inner line permit system by remaining vigilant and promptly informing the authority whenever any wrongdoing happens. Media should be strengthened and at the same time, people and the authority should also be sincere in this regard, the chief minister said.