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Journalists have an important role to play in strengthening Indo-UK relations: Hinduja

Gopichand Parmanand Hinduja is an Indian-born British billionaire businessman, the co-chairman of the Hinduja Group. As of May 2017, together with his brother Srichand he is the UK's richest man.

United Kingdom, May 31 (Uitv) - Journalists have an important role to play in strengthening Indo-UK relations, leading NRI industrialist G P Hinduja has said.

A function has been organised  to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Indian Journalists’ Association (IJA), IJA was set up in May 1947 as a representative body for UK-based correspondents and journalists reporting on and covering India and South Asia related issues.

In the presence of UK-based correspondents and journalists, at the India Club, Hinduja said, “Journalists should bring out a journal which could provide a good analysis of various issues involving the UK-India relations.”

“IJA has to play an important role post-Brexit as so much has to be done in the fields of trade, investment, and culture. They are real challenging time to the media,” he said.


It is described as a “landmark event” by Kartar Lalvani, Founder-Chairman of Vitabiotics as the IJA has seen how the UK-India relations flourished over the last 70 years.

Joginder Sanger, Chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan spoke about the contributions of NRIs in building the UK-India relations.He remembered by  recalling the “contributions” made by NRIs when India was facing foreign exchange crisis in 1991-92.

Ashish Ray, president of IJA, recalled the contributions of founders of the IJA and steps which has been taken over the last seven decades to ensure that it functioned independently providing authentic information back home.