To commemorate the establishment of the Press Council of India, National Press Day is celebrated every year on November 16. The Press Council of India was established on 4 July, 1966. It started functioning on 16 November, 1966 which eventually led to be the National Press Day every year. This day represents the presence of an independent and responsible press in India. Every year, this day is celebrated to enhance the importance of the freedom of press and its responsibilities towards the society. Media is the fourth pillar of Indian democracy. The Press Council plays a very important role in unbiased functioning and independent work and also ensures it is not affected by external matters. This day is observed by honouring the brave hearts of media, by organising several seminars or events.