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    Published On : Mon, Jul 24th, 2017
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    Vartalap- An Innovative Initiative by Central Government for Journalists

    Vartalap, Nagpur, Amravati
    Nagpur working under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in cooperation with the District Information Office -Amravati organized a media Workshop-‘Vartalap’ on 22 July 2017 (Friday) at Grace Inn Hotel, AMC Complex, Rajapeth , Amravati . The workshop was inaugurated by Pradeep Deshpande, Chief Editor, Janmadhyam, Amravati. He opined that, the Media Workshop organized by PIB is an innovative imitative for the Journalists in Amravati Region. Being the Central Government’s initiative, it is important for the Journalists, he added.

    Sudhir Pathak, Former Chief Editor, ‘Tarun Bharat’, Nagpur delivered a key note address on this occasion. He appealed Journalists to use modern technologies for development communication so that it reaches to large masses.
    Radhakrishna Muli, Deputy Director (Information), DGIPR, Government Of Maharashtra, Amravati who was the chief guest of the programme also spoke on this occasion. He opined that the technology of the newspapers is going through a highly competitive era when it is being modernized. Instead of focusing more on politics, journalists should address other social issues as a matter of news. He said that, it is necessary for journalists to self-explore themselves through such Media Workshop. He underlined the fact that the print editions still hold its significance in modern times in India as compared to Western country’s digital editions.

    The inaugural session was followed by lecture-session wherein various experts guided the Journalists.
    Journalists should convey information to people in an objective manner- Vivek Deshpande, senior editor, Indian Express, Nagpur.

    ‘It is necessary to analyze every event or concept, objectively. Journalists should convey information to people in an objective manner said Vivek Deshpande, senior editor, Indian Express, Nagpur while speaking on the topic, ‘Role of Journalists in Development Communication: Local Stories-National Perspective’. He cited many examples of regional news-stories with national perspective.

    Journalists need to have human attitude and sympathy at the time of calamity: Mangesh Indapwar, Maharashtra Times, Nagpur.

    While guiding on the topic e ‘Role of Newspapers and Social Media in Disaster Management’, Mangesh Indapwar, special correspondent of Maharashtra Times, Nagpur described the type of disaster, the role of media, and the current situation of disaster. Journalists must be truthful, objective, and at the time of disaster, it is necessary to have human perspectives and sympathy at the time of calamity, he said.

    The role of journalists in communicating women related issues is important – Smt. Razia Sultana, Social Worker & Columnist.

    The role of the journalists in addressing & communicating the social issues related to women is influential, opined Smt. Razia Sultana, Social Worker & Columnist from Amravati while briefing on topic ‘Women, Development & Journalism’. By & large, Journalism in Maharashtra is ‘progressive’, she underlined.
    After the session, experts answered the questions asked by Journalists.

    Understand the creative aspects of news for the success stories – Nitin Kelkar, Deputy Director (News), AIR, Pune.

    For writing a real success story, it is necessary to understand the positive and negative references of the news along with its creative aspects. These stories should not be for publicizing a person but it should be in the public interest. Nitin Kelkar, Deputy Director (News), AIR, Pune expressed this views in his lecture on the topic ‘Relevance of reporting Success stories in agrarian crisis’.

    Main thrust of IIMC is on development communication: Nadeem Khan, Regional Director, IIMC, Amravati
    Nadeem Khan, Regional Director, IIMC Amravati guided on ‘Indian Institute of Mass Communication and Development Journalism’. On this occasion, he gave detailed information about various courses and activities being done by the Indian Institute of Mass Communication.

    G.S.T. will ensure Tax-simplicity :G.B. Deshmukh, Superintendent, (CGST) Amravati

    G.B. Deshmukh, Superintendent, (CGST) Amravati, explained the topic ‘Positive Aspects of GST ’. Deshmukh gave detailed information about the goods and services tax to the gathering. He hoped that the country would come under a single tax system eventually leads to tax-simplicity, due to the implementation of the GST, the benefit of which will reach to the general public.

    After this session also, Question-answer session was held. Harshavardhan Pawar, District Information Officer, Amravati, expressed vote of thanks in the concluding session of the workshop. Ravindra Lakhode, Secretary, Amravati Shramik Patrakar Sangh, Anil Agarwal, Chairman of Amravati District Marathi Journalist Association, expressed their views about the workshop. Journalists from Amravati and adjoining blocks, office bearers of journalist Unions were present in large numbers in this workshop.

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