Purvanchal Prahari was the first ever Hindi daily of
the North East published by the GL Publications Ltd. About half a million
Hindi-speaking people live in the North Eastern region in closer harmony with
local multi-ethnic popluation. GL Publications was established in 1988 in
Guwahati by Mr. GL Agarwalla, a businessman and philanthropist.
Purvanchal Prahari was launched on May 16, 1989. This is the only Hindi daily
in the region with ABC certification. Th current circulation figure as per ABC
certificate is 21,579.
Since its inception, this daily remained the market leader and was able to
establish as one of the most sought after one by the Hindi-speaking people
owing to its unbiased reporting and highlighting of vivid and varied problems
being faced by them. It was also able to bridge the cultural gap the
Hindi-speaking people felt in the region. The daily is simultaneously published
from Guwahati, Jorhat and Lakhimpur. Its wide network of correspondents reach
out to every nook and cranny of the North Eastern region and portray news and
events with a realistic and humanistic approach. Whenever, Hindi-speaking
people of the region were in trouble, Purvanchal Prahari came to their rscu
highlighting their problems not only at he regional level but also at naional
GL Publications since its establishment has transformed itself into the largest
media house of the North East. Four daily newspapers come out of this
publication house reaching out a wide readership in the region.
The three other dailies are Amar Asom
established on April 21, 1997, The
an exclusive English daily for Meghalaya,
established on January 1, 1990 and The
North East Times
, another English daily for the entire region started
on October 2, 1990.
Mr. GL Agarwalla has also entered into eco-tourism. The GL’s Resort situated
near Kaziranga National Park, where the world’s last surviving species of
one-horned rhinos roam around freely, is a blend of ethnic with modern. Staying
in the ethnic cottages is an experience one can never forget.
Every Sunday, a special 4 page supplement Lohit Bharti is published along with
the main papers. Apart from this, the annual Holi, Diwali and Anniversary
supplements are very popular and eagerly awaited issues.