Mangalore : “Media sticker on the vehicles owned by the media persons is one among the privileges given to them. However the Police department detected cases wherein this privilege was misused by few non-journalists. Media sticker will now enable to keep a check on such violations,” said R.Hithendra, commissioner, Mangalore City after releasing Media sticker at Press Club on Monday, June 30.
“The newly introduced media sticker is powered by new features such as hologram, unique identification number,” he added.
“The initiative to introduce media sticker was taken up three years ago after saw the lot of arguments would take place between the journalists and policemen with regards to gaining entry to some important functions attended VVIP or State and Union government sponsored programmes which would be attended by State or Center heads,”said Uday Nayak, ACP.
P.B.Harish Rai, president of Dakshina Kannada District Working Journalists Association (DKDWJA) explained about the procedures to avail the sticker and also about the importance of the media sticker.
Srinivas Nayak, secretary, DKDWJA and Khadar Shah, Dakshina Kannada District Information and Broadcasting officer were present.