More things change, more they remain the same

From The Hindu, 10 November 1957:

Inaugurating the 13th annual session of the All-India Newspaper Editors’ Conference in New Delhi on November 8, Prime Minister Pandit Jawarharlal Nehru outlined what he thought should be the approach of Indian newspapers which were now “on the verge of a vast increase in circulation,” consequent on the spread of literacy.

Nehru said: “We live in an age of continuing revolution and for this we must have a mind which keeps pace with it. While we are trying to build up a new India and to raise the living standards of our people, I think it is not unfair or improper to expect all our newspapers to help in this process.”

Nehru exhorted the newspapers “to recover that old enthusiasm which they had in the days of freedom struggle, apply it to the new conditions and infuse a spirit of adventure in the minds of the readers.”

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