16 November: National Press Day

The National Press Day (NPD) is celebrated across the country on 16th November. The day is symbolic of a free and responsible press in India. The Press Council of India is a unique entity in as-much-as this is the only body to exercise an authority even over the instruments of the state in its duty to safeguard the independence of the press. The Press Council of India (PCI) was constituted as an autonomous, statutory, quasi-judicial body, and started functioning from 16th November 1966.