New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the media fraternity on the occasion of ‘National Press Day’ and said a free press is the “cornerstone” of a vibrant democracy and his government is fully committed to upholding its freedom.

“A free press is the cornerstone of a vibrant democracy.

We are fully committed to upholding freedom of press and expression in all forms. May our media space be used more and more to showcase the skills, strengths and creativity of 125 crore Indians,” the prime minister tweeted.

He also lauded the “hardwork” of media, especially the reporters and camerapersons, who “tirelessly work” on the ground and bring forth various news that “shape” national as well as global discourse.

November 16 is celebrated the National Press Day in the country as on this day in 1966 the Press Council of India started functioning as a responsible body overlooking the works of the press.

PTI