January 29th: Indian Newspaper Day – Significance and History
Indian Newspaper Day is a day to commemorate the birth of newspapers in India. The motive of this day is to promote Indian Newspapers.
For ages, in Indian households, the first thing in the morning that the men do is read the newspaper. We can even say it has grown to be a part of the daily morning routine of people. A fun fact about newspapers is that it is the perfect excuse for the men to escape from any fights with their wives, household chores and so on. Today is the day to celebrate the piece of paper that tells us about the world and keeps us updated. Today is Indian Newspaper Day, which is celebrated every year on 29th January.
History and Significance
Indian Newspaper Day commemorates the birth of the first Indian Newspaper on January 29, 1780. The ‘Hickey’s Bengal Gazette’, which was also known as the ‘Calcutta General Advertiser’, was the first weekly newspaper. As per the summons of the Indian Newspaper Society, this day is celebrated on 29th January every year. The first year of celebrating this day is unknown.
After the entry of the digital news platforms, things have changed for the Indian newspaper industry. With the fast-paced life, it has become difficult for people to sit and read the newspaper. Everybody does everything on the go these days. This day aims at promoting newspapers and their usage as well.
Celebrating this day
Keeping in mind the aim of this day, all we need to do is read a newspaper. If you have stopped reading the traditional newspapers, then today is the day we need to start reading them again. It is vital that we support the newspaper industry of India.