NAGAPATTINAM:From Sunday, the day celebrated across the State as the formation day of Tamil Nadu, Nagapattinam has something new to look forward to — a dedicated edition of Express that would reflect the dreams, aspirations and needs of the people of the city.
Express, and its sister concern Dinamani, are the first dailies to have an edition in the district, the first copies of which are in your hands today. With its new edition in Tamil Nadu, Express aims to capture the unique socio-cultural essence of the district.
The formal launch of Express and Dinamani will be held at SH Marriage Hall in Nagore at 6 pm on Sunday. Signifying communal harmony, the function would be attended by Dharmapuram Adheenam Guru Maha Sannidhanam Sri Sri Shanmuga Desika Gnanasambanda Paramacharya Swamigal, Reverend Father AMA Prabakar of Velankanni Shrine Basilica, and Managing Trustee of Nagore Dargah, Haji SAK Sheik Hasan Sahib. Others, including Karaikal collector E Vallavan, will take part in the function, while editor of Dinamani, K Vaidyanathan, would address the gathering.
The editorial office and printing centre were on Saturday inaugurated by SP Abhinav Kumar. Sidharth Sonthalia, AGM of The New Indian Express Group (TN), R K Jhunjhunwala, V-P (Personnel and Administration), and N Ravindran, GM (Electronics and Communication), were also present at the function.
The editorial offices of both the publications are located at No 1/2, TS 1802/1803 (First Floor), Neela South Street, Nagapattinam. Phone: 04365-242910, 242911; TNIE reporting: 04365-242912. The printing centre is at S-1, SIDCO Industries Estate, Vadakku Palpannaicherry, Nagapattinam - 611 002.
CM’s Wishes for the new edition
I am extremely happy to learn that “The New Indian Express” is launching its 16th Edition in the coastal city of Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu. My great expectation of the print medium has always been that it should function not merely as a pillar of democracy, but should also be the people’s conscience. The media have an important role to play in the progress and development of a nation. In addition to bringing to the people’s attention the significant happenings across the country, newspapers play a more direct and important role in the overall development of the country. The New Indian Express has followed the tradition of Indian Express founded in 1932, and has consistently upheld the highest traditions of journalism. It has always been fearless and uncompromising in crusading for the truth through its columns. It has played an important role during India’s struggle for freedom. The New Indian Express has consistently been righteous, courageous and unbiased in its editorials, columns, essays and reportage, placing the national interest above all else. The newspaper has been balanced and unbiased in highlighting the various efforts that I have undertaken to make Tamil Nadu the Numero Uno State in India. The paper has also accorded due importance to the welfare programmes and development initiatives undertaken by my government. On the auspicious occasion of the launch of the 16th Edition of The New Indian Express from Nagapattinam, I convey my heartiest greetings and good wishes. I am confident that The New Indian Express would further grow from strength to strength as the shining star of Indian journalism.
– J Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister