In a series of tweets on Thursday morning, the Prime Minister termed free press as the cornerstone of a vibrant democracy and said that the role of the media in giving voice to the voiceless is commendable.
"My greetings to all friends in the media on National Press Day. I appreciate the hard work of our media, especially the reporters and camerapersons, who tirelessly work on the ground and bring forth various news that shapes national as well as global discourse," he tweeted.
"The role of the media in giving voice to the voiceless is commendable. Over the last three years, the media has added great strength to 'Swachh Bharat Mission' and effectively furthered the message of cleanliness," PM Modi said.
"May our media space be used more and more to showcase the skills, strengths and creativity of 125 crore Indians," he said.