Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that electronic media should maintain its credibility besides giving adequate space for highlighting the issues of general public. He said that free and fair media is real strength of any nation. He said that press is said to be fourth pillar of the democracy and it should uphold its dignity in real sense.

Virbhadra Singh was speaking at a launching ceremony of ETV Haryana, Himachal at Peterhoff here yesterday evening. He said that ETV group is a big house of the country and with the beginning of 24 hours news channel the people of the State would be benefited.

Chief Minister said that media should work with truth, honesty, courage and impartiality. He said that ETV has earned a big name in maintaining the highest standards of journalism.

He hoped that ETV would maintain high standards of journalism. He congratulated the Management of the ETV Group for launching special 24 hours News channel in Himachal Pradesh.

Earlier, Jagdish Chander, Head of ETV Channel welcomed the Chief Minister and apprised him that ETV group was running about 35 channels covering various regions of the country. Vidya Stokes, IPH Minister, Sukhvinder Singh Thakur, President, HPCC, K.S. Tomar, Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission, Dr. Shashi Bhushan, Editor, ETV Himachal, media persons and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.