|Headquarters||Jagran Building, 2, Sarvodya Nagar, Kanpur-208 005, India|
Dainik Jagran (Hindi: दैनिक जागरण) is a Hindi-language daily newspaper in India. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations (India) and the Indian Readership Survey 2012, Q-4, Dainik Jagran is the most read and circulated newspaper in India with an average Issue Readership (AIR) of 16.37 million. Dainik Jagran has now been the most read daily newspaper for the 25th consecutive time. It has also been declared by the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) as one of the most read newspapers in the world. It was also named as the most credible newspaper source in India in a survey commissioned by BBC-Reuters. The newspaper is owned by Jagran Prakashan Limited, a publishing house listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India. Jagran Prakashan Limited also acquired Mid Day in 2010 and Naiduniya in 2012.
At a time when the fervor of Nationalism was sweeping the land, Shri Puran Chandra Gupta was no less influenced. Shri Puran Chandra Gupta was agog with the idea of starting a newspaper that would be a fitting medium to voice his nationalistic sentiments.
The genesis for Dainik Jagran was in the year 1942. The year when the freedom struggle of India reached its crescendo and found expression in the “Quit India movement”. The founder, Late Shri Puran Chandra Gupta, a committed nationalist, envisioned ‘creating a newspaper that would reflect the free voice of the people’. His brainchild remains true to this vision, as it influences and helps form public opinion that shapes the political destiny of the world’s largest democracy. The tradition of truth that Shri Puran Chandra Gupta espoused was carried forward by literary stalwarts like Shri Narendra Mohan who was carried forward the paper’s editorial legacy. Apart from strengthening Jagran’s editorial perspective, he imbued the product with a modern outlook, creating an intense interaction between the paper and its readers.
In 1942, the first edition was launched from Jhansi. In 1947, a second edition made its appearance in Kanpur. In a succession of planned expansions, Rewa and Bhopal editions were added in 1953 and 1956. Gorakhpur was added in 1975, followed by Varanasi, Allahabad, Meerut, Agra and Bareilly in the 1980s, and finally Delhi in 1990. After this Dainik Jagran ventured out into other states like Uttarakhand, Haryana, Bihar, Jharkhand, Punjab, Jammu, Himachal Pradesh and West Bengal.
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