On 8th September 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Patrika Gate in Jaipur, Rajasthan over a virtual platform. The Patrika Gate was built by the Patrika group of Newspapers on the Jawaharlal Nehru Marg in Jaipur.
He also launched 2 books Samvad Upanishad and Akshar Yatra, authored by Gulab Kothari, Editor in Chief of Rajasthan Patrika Group and Chairman of Patrika Group of Newspaper.
Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister of Rajasthan and Governor Kalraj Mishra were also present during the inauguration.
i.The Patrika Gate is a memorial that reflects the cultural heritage and architectural style of Rajasthan.
ii.This memorial is an attempt to integrate the art, craft and cultural heritage of Rajasthan in one structure.
iii.The design of the patrika gate incorporates the culture lifestyle and architecture of all the parts of Rajasthan from Sriganganagar to Banswara and from Jaisalmer to Bharatpur
The Patrika gate is the southern gate of Jaipur.
KC Kulish International Award for Excellence in Journalism:
The Patrika Group established the International Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2007 in honour of Karpoor Chandra Kulish, the founder of Rajasthan Patrika.
The award is presented to recognise the efforts of the team of journalists working in daily newspapers across the globe.
Recent Related News:
i.Rajasthan Cabinet has approved ‘One-Stop Shop’ Scheme– OSS (earlier known as single window clearance system) to fast track investment and capacity expansion proposals by facilitating time-bound approvals and clearances. This will help revive industries in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ii.Rajasthan Chief Minister(CM) Ashok Gehlot launched the Online Shramik Employment Exchange, ‘Raj Kaushal Portal’ developed by the department of Information and Technology(IT) and Rajasthan Skill & Livelihoods Development Corporation(RSLDC) through video conference.
UNESCO sites– The Jantar Mantar, Hill Forts of Rajasthan
Tiger Reserve- Sariska Tiger Reserve, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserve.