PUBLIC LIFE AND VOLUNTARY SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
The Voluntary Social Service Organization in an area like a district reflects
the nature of public life, and the state of social progress. Public life, in
turn reflects the level of political consciousness, social progress and
educational level of the community of people.
Freedom movement was started vigorously in Chandrapur district as elsewhere in
the whole of India. One political conference was also held at Chandrapur in 1908 which was attended by national leaders like Lokmanya Tilak, Dadasaheb Khaparde, Dr. Munje, K. P. Khadilkar and others. The district witnessed many freedom struggles of which the Chimur Incident deserves a mention here. The political lift of the district was enriched by persons like Balwantrao alias Babasaheb Deshmukh, M. S. Kannamwar who later on became the Chief Minister of the Maharashtra State as well as Shri
B. Ramkrishna Rao and Raje Vishweshwar Rao of Ahiri.
Press is a powerful instrument of educating the masses. In a democratic country like ours, the importance of press is beyond any doubt. For, it is upon the press that the responsibility of forming and guiding the public opinion devolves. It is again the press that creates and develops political consciousness among the people and keeps them abreast of all the happenings in the country and abroad as well. The press is a media through which the wishes and sentiments of the people are conveyed to the Government and the Government action is reflected back to them.
Besides the newspapers and periodicals published outside but which are in common circulation in the district the following are the newspapers published in Chandrapur district: -
(1) Athavadyachi Pukar.
(2) Bharat Vijayi.
(3) Chandrapur Darshan.
(5) Vividha Bharati.
(6) Chandrapur Nagarpalika Vritta.
(7) Chandrapur Parishad.