Dainik Navajyoti was started in Ajmer by the freedom fighter Capt. Durga Prasad Chaudhary. It was started on 2nd oct, 1936 on the birth date of Mahatma Gandhi to write against the British Raj. Earlier it was a weekly newspaper later it became daily. Presently it is publishing from Jaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Nagaur & Kota covering Rajasthan.
Dainik Navajyoti – 75 years of Excellence Dainik Navajyoti was started from ajmer by the freedom fighter Capt. Durga Prasad Chaudhary. It was started on 2nd oct, 1936 on the birth date of Mahatma Gandhi to write against the British Raj in India. Earlier it was a weekly newspaper; it later became daily. Presently it is publishing from Jaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur & Kota covering Rajasthan. This year Dainik Navajyoti has completed its 75 years from the establishment.
Dainik Navajyoti has been an example of truthfulness & independent journalism. History of DNj The pre independence period from the point of view of fearlessness, without subjectivity, truthfulness & independent journalism was indeed. The Navajyoti heralded the age of renaissance in politico – socio- economic sphere in Rajputana.
Imagine the hardships under which the journalists had to work & carry forward the flame of freedom. Reading a newspaper was sedition ‘Rajdroh’ in that era in Rajputana. On 2 October 1936, the Rajasthan Sevak Mandal started the weekly ‘Navajyoti’. Shri Ram Narayan Chaudhary was its publisher. Right from the beginning, Durga Prasad Ji worked for Navajyoti.
It was the only paper in Rajputana which exposed the tyrannical nature of feudal lords & which aroused the national emotions. From ‘Quit India Movement’ of 1942, the paper was suspended due to the repressive policy of the Government. When it is resumed publication in 1945 it faced the greatest ever financial crunches but from 1948 ‘Navajyoti’ became the daily newspaper from weekly. From 1960, & 1981 it started its publication from Jaipur & Kota respectively since then ‘Navajyoti’ id dedicated to truthful, fair & fearless writing.