It is a matter of honour that a journalist has been appointed to the prestigious post of Information Commissioner. Rahul Pande, a senior journalist from the city, who has been appointed recently to this post, will give justice to the society, said Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of Punjab, here on Wednesday.
He was speaking as chief guest at a function organised jointly by Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishthan, Press Club and Nagpur Union of Working Journalist, in the club premises, Civil Lines, to felicitate Pande on becoming the Information Commissioner, who is holding charge in Nagpur and Amravati divisions. On the occasion, Purohit felicitated pande by presenting him shawl, shreefal, garland and memento. Arun Choudhary, former High Court Justice, and Chandrashekhar Bawankule, former minister, were the guests of honour while Dr Girish Gandhi of the pratishthan presided over it.
Purohit further said, knowledge and character are two important aspects of live. Moreover, a person can reap benefit if he/she is disciplined in time. Pande acquired knowledge and a wide range of experience in legal field and maintained character and that resulted him in becoming Information Commissioner. Pande, who is suitable to the post, will make sincere efforts to sort out the cases and give justice to public, Purohit added.
Former Justice Choudhary appreciated the hard work done by Pande as a journalist in the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court in studying the legal issues, acquired knowledge in the field and made best reporting in the newspaper.
In his presidential speech, Dr Gandhi lauded the qualities and valuable services rendered by Pande in legal and journalism fields.
Pradeep Maitra, Chairman of Nagpur Union of Working Journalists Trust, made introductory remarks while Sarita Kaushik introduced Pande. Shirish Brokar, President of NUWJ, proposed a vote of thanks. Prominent persons from legal, journalism and social fields attended the programme.