Marathi Journalism Day

6th January is observed as Marathi Journalism Day in the state of Maharashtra. On this day in 1832, Balshastri Jambhekar, who is known as the Father of Marathi Journalism, initiated the first newspaper ‘Darpan’ in Bombay. The magazine was published in Marathi and English simultaneously, without being anti-British or political in nature. Though the newspaper lasted for only 8 and a half years, it had set a trend in Indian journalism during that time.