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Journalists Day was celebrated on 6 January in Maharashtra

Journalists’ Day was celebrated on 6 January 2020. The day is observed every year in Maharashtra.  The day is observed in the memory of late thespian journalist Balshashtri Jambhekar. 

Balshastri Jambhekar:
Balshastri Jambhekar is also known as The Father of Marathi Journalism. He was born on 6 January 1812 in Pombhurle in Devgad taluka in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. He is recognized for his efforts in starting journalism in the Marathi language. He dealt with the issues of widow re-marriage in his newspaper. He fought to develop a scientific set of minds in the masses of uneducated India. The first newspaper in the Marathi language named Darpan was published on 6 January 1832. The release date also marks his birth anniversary. He was the editor of Darpan during British Rule in India. He died on 18 May 1846.

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