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Maha nod for building memorials of noted journalists

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The government today approved construction of a memorial for Balshastri Jambhekar, considered pioneer of Marathi journalism, at his native place in the coastal Konkan region.

Jambhekar had started the "Darpan" in 1832.

The has also accorded an in-principle approval for constructing memorial of Baburao Vishnu Paradkar, eminent and journalist, in his native village in district of Maharashtra, an said.

A pioneer of journalism, Paradkar (1883-1955) hailed from Parad village in district and chose as his workplace.

While working in the holy city of Uttar Pradesh, he became of daily 'Aaj' and coined hundreds of Hindi words which were not in existence during the British rule in

The decisions were taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister here, the said.

Mumbai Press Club, which had been demanding such a measure and had met the in this regard, expressed happiness over the decision.

"We thank Fadnavis for taking a positive decision and expect him to expedite the two projects," Press Club said.

In the monsoon session of the held at last month, the had tabled supplementary demand of Rs 15 crore for the implementation of a pension scheme, called Acharya Sanman Yojana, for senior journalists in the state.

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First Published: Tue, August 21 2018. 20:50 IST