New Delhi: Dainik Jagran has once again proved to be No.1 by virtue of being the most read newspaper in the country.

According to the latest IRS survey for the first three months of 2011, Dainik Jagran has not just maintained its top slot for the 18th time in terms of readership but has also proved its brand value by adding 1.7 lakh new readers as compared to the last trimester.

International media houses like Reuters and BBC have already declared Dainik Jagran as the newspaper with highest credibility in print media.

Jagran has strengthened its position by adding 1.7 lakh new readers in three months.

At present, the readership of the Hindi daily stands at 5.5 crore and it emerges as a clear winner by beating its closest competitor by a huge margin of 1.8 crore readers.

The No.1 Hindi news daily Dainik Jagran has earned an enviable position and is getting respect on the international stage as well. The newspaper has won awards such as ‘Consumer Superbrand’ and ‘Business Superbrand’, along with winning the much acclaimed INMA and WAN awards.

Jagran Prakashan Limited launches edition in Punjabi

The country’s largest newspaper group Jagran Prakashan Limited launched its Punjabi edition ‘Punjabi Jagran’ in Chandigarh on Friday.

The launching function held in the Taj Hotel was graced by Jagran Group’s CMD and Managing Editor Mahendra Mohan Gupta and CEO and Editor Sanjay Gupta. 

Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal applauded the initiative of Jagran Group and said it is a major step to promote the language and people of the state. Further praising the efforts, Badal maintained, “Dainik Jagran is a true picture of positive thinking and quality journalism, and I hope that Punjabi Jagran follows the same track and ideologies.”

State Congress president and former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh said the initiative taken by the Jagran Group is a major step to promote and publicize the mother tongue of the state.

Renowned singer Gurdas Mann, who was present on the occasion, said he was delighted to be chosen as the brand ambassador for the Punjabi Jagran. 

(JPN/Bureau)