Launched in 1938 as a daily newspaper in the vanguard of the Indian Freedom Movement by Pt Jawarharlal Nehru, the National Herald proudly proclaimed its commitment on its masthead inscribed in Pt Nehru’s hand: Freedom is in peril, Defend it with All Your Might. The newspaper shared the vision of its founder and the best values of the Freedom Movement – that of building a modern, democratic, just, equitable, liberal and socially harmonious nation, free of sectarian strife. During its halcyon days even in decades after independence, the National Herald group of newspapers, including also Navjivan in Hindi and Quami Awaz in Urdu, lent its influential voice to the efforts of building such a nation striving for world peace and imbued with rationality and scientific temper that its founder had inculcated.
In keeping with the changing times, the newspaper group, published by The Associated Journals Ltd resumes phased publication as a multi-media outlet with a strong digital presence. The Associated Journals Ltd is a company, not commercially motivated, with a view to not distribute any benefits or dividends to its members. It will instead, operate and undertake its activities for larger public good. It remains committed to furthering the values it has always cherished.