Kozhikode: Mahatma Gandhi's great-grandson Tushar Gandhi said he is happy to hear that Mathrubhumi is upholding the great values of freedom struggle and continues to fight for social issues. He congratulated Mathrubhumi on its centenary celebration during his brief visit to the head office in Kozhikode.
"It takes extraordinary courage to speak the truth in these challenging times. Mathrubhumi voices truth with its proud and noble heritage. In our country where fake news and hate propaganda are manufactured like in a factory, they mask the real socio-economic problems. For decades, Mathrubhumi has brought to light the issues faced by farmers, commoners and exploitation of the environment," he said, adding that the history of Kerala is intertwined with Mathrubhumi.
Managing Director MV Shreyams Kumar said that Mathrubhumi, which emerged from the freedom struggle, had gone through an era of sacrifices and social transformations.
Mathrubhumi Chairman and Managing Editor PV Chandran welcomed Tushar Gandhi and gifted Kottarathil Shankunni's 'Aithihyamala', published by Mathrubhumi.
Further, an English translation of Veerendra Kumar's 'Haimavatabhoovil' and an album of drawings of Mahatma Gandhi from artist Madanan were presented to Tushar Gandhi.
The event was attended by Mathrubhumi Joint Managing Editor PV Nidheesh, Director PV Gangadharan, Vice President of Company Operations Devika Shreyams Kumar and Senior Executive Editor V Raveendranath.