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EMINENT JOURNALIST SHRI Dinkar Raikar TO ATTEND THE NATIONAL PRESS DAY   Panaji, November 12, 2018     Eminent Journalist from Mumbai and Group Editor of Lokmat, Mumbai Shri Dinkar Raikar will attend the National Press Day function   organized by the Department of Information & Publicity in association with the Goa Union of Journalists, The Goa Editors Guild, The Photo Journalists Association of Goa, Sports Journalists Association of Goa, Electronic Media Journalists Association of Goa and the South Goa Journalists Association at Institute Menezes Braganza, Conference Hall, Panaji  on November 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.  He will deliver the Key note address on the topic: “Journalistic Ethics and Challenges in Digital Era”. Shri Raikar joined the Lokmat Group in 2002- first with Prithvi Prakashan Pvt. Ltd and subsequently the company through the demerger of PPL’s print business into the company. Shri Raikar is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the editorial department. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in arts from Hislop College, Nagpur University. He has 47 years of experience in the newspaper industry and prior to joining the company, he enjoyed a long stint with the Indian Express Group. Senior member and former President of the Mumbai Press Club and Group Editor of the Lokmat Group, Dinkar Raikar, is completing 75 years and 46 years in journalism. The important thing is Raikar has no intention of slowing down or hanging up his boots. He is firmly in the saddle and continues to gallop as an active and leading journalist. Shri Raikar was an employee with the Indian Express Group with the technical services department before he entered journalism. In 1970, he was promoted and offered an editorial post in the Indian Express, which he grabbed and there was no looking back since. He was not parachuted into senior positions, but made his way up steadily from the ranks working as a reporter and finally becoming the City Editor of the Indian Express. In 1993, he was elevated as the Deputy Editor of Loksatta the largest selling Marathi daily in those years and he became the front fact of the newspaper till he retired in 2002. Shri Raikar took a break only for a few months before he was made Editor of Lokmat, then a Hindi and Marathi daily largely circulated in Vidharbha region of Maharashtra. From 2002, under Raikar’s leadership, Lokmat expanded not only to multi-city newspaper all over Maharashtra, but also grew as an English title with multiple editions in all major cities of the state. DI/NB/GPP/JA/SGN/2018/979