GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, celebrated National Press Day by organizing a Seminar on 'Modern Day Journalism: Current Scenario & Challenges' in association with the Raikot Press Club. Dr. Pyare Lal Garg, Ex-Registrar, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences was the Chief Guest. Dr. S.S. Deol, Principal, welcomed the guests and highlighted the role of press and news media as the fourth pillar in explicit capacity of advocacy and implicitly in framing of issues. He said that the press and media yield power which directly as well as indirectly influences the democracy and the social system. Dr. Pyare Lal Garg, Chief Guest, said that the term fourth estate expresses the freedom of press and the proper utilization of this freedom is essential in maintaining the strength of the other three pillars of democracy. The Freedom of Speech as a fundamental right is free of any region, religion or boundaries. But, today the censorship of Press is ongoing silently. Media and Press provide the necessary friction for the proper implementation of the declared tasks in a democracy. Mr. Ram Gopal Raikoti, Head, Press Club Raikot, pointed out that it was media which used to influence politics but the scenario is of role reversal these days. Dr. H.S. Brar, Registrar, expressed concern over the killing of the journalists for authentic reporting and advised them to hold their ground and avoid becoming the mouthpiece of a political party. A Senior Journalist Mr. Mahesh Sharma added that blind publishing is as dangerous as is blind following. Prof. Baljit Singh, HOD, quoted the press and media as an important weapon against any kind of oppression. The magazine 'Aapsi Saanjh' was released on this occasion. The journalists present on the occasion shared their views. The stage was conducted by Journalist Santokh Gill. The guests were honoured by the college management. In the end a vote of thanks was given by Dr. Sohan Singh. The occasion was also graced by Mr. Gurmeet Singh, DSP, Mr. Prabhdeep Singh, DPRO, Mrs. Bindu, Mr. Mandeep, Mr. Parveen Aggarwal and other journalists.