PM pays tributes to veteran journalist

August 2nd, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paid tributes to Malayala Manorama’s former chief editor, the late K.M. Mathew, as he launched a stamp on his first death anniversary, a statement said Tuesday.

Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Monday presented the prime minister with an album containing a commemorative stamp on the veteran journalist, in the presence of Mathew’s family.

Recalling his association with Mathew, Manmohan Singh said the veteran journalist would be remembered as a person “who has left a legacy for people to follow”.

Sibal termed Mathew “a true nationalist who promoted great values through his newspaper and worked hard for national integration and communal harmony”.

Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha member P.J. Kurien, who had requested the government to issue the stamp said: “Mathew had been a source of inspiration for many people, and everyone who met him was touched by his nobility and wisdom.”

The stamp priced at Rs.5, is available at all major post offices, said the statement.

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