Media students from JK invited to join PCI Golden Jubilee celebrations

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Srinagar—The Press Council of India (PCI) has invited media students from Jammu and Kashmir to join the valedictory function of PCI’s Golden Jubilee celebrations in New Delhi on 16 November 2017.

“We invite participation of 20 media students from Jammu and Kashmir led by the faculty in the inaugural ceremony of the Golden Jubilee Year of Press Council of India at New Delhi on 16 November 2017, coinciding with the National Press Day,” said a communication from Ms Vibha Bhargava, Secretary PCI addressed to Muneer-ul-Islam, Director Information & Public Relations, Govt of J&K.

According to the communication, the event will provide a platform for the participants from across the world including World Association of Press Councils, Press Associations, Media Councils and Media Professionals to discuss the issues confronting the media. “The deliberations this year are centred around – Challenges before the Media,” said the communication adding that National Awards for Excellence in Journalism would be also conferred at the event.

The Department of Information & Public Relations (DIPR) has, accordingly, asked all the Media Studies institutions in J&K to nominate 3 students and one faculty member each for participation in the Golden Jubilee celebrations of PCI at New Delhi on 16 November.

The details of the students and the faculty members can be mailed to Mr. Nazir Ahmad Ganai (Cell No: 9419077784), Coordinator for the programme at ganaie123@gmail.com by 4th November 2017.

Pertinently, of late DIPR has initiated various measures to create professional avenues for JK’s media students, both within and outside the State, and also help sharpen their core skills for the emerging job market.

It was instructed during the meeting that illegal sumo vehicles or mini-buses operating outside the erstwhile Batamaloo Bus Stand be immediately removed. SSP City Traffic was asked to ensure that is done.

The DC also directed for shifting the hawkers and street vendors to their identified allotted locations, instructing for designating a dedicated officer for removing encroachments. He directed that an anti-encroachment drive be started in the City and that it must be a regular affair, assuring that the district police will provide all due support to assist therein.

 

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