Bhopal, 29 July: “Come into journalism field with set agenda of performing duties in favour of the Nation and hence Mother India. The more you keep your vision broader the more you will excel. To attain greater heights in journalism, one must stay from egoistic attitude and ill-practices, yet performing self-studies to acquire knowledge”. A journalist cannot perform his duties if he doesn’t perform keeping national development in mind”, said Mr. Jaibhaan Singh Pawaiya, Minister of Higher Education, Madhya Pradesh during the closing ceremony of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication’s orientation program 2016. He acknowledged the role of media in establishing his image as a hindu leader.
He said that it is high prestige to study in a university which is in the name of highly acclaimed freedom fighter & journalist Makhanlal Chaturvedi. Praising this orientation program, he said that he has asked other institutes, colleges and universities of state to organise such an event to motivate their students. Soon as he swears in, he directed the educational bodies to raise national flag daily and display the photographs of Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Vivekanand and Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar. He also recited few lines of Swami Vivekanand to motivate the students for awakening the positive aesthetics.
While chairing the session, Prof. Brij Kishore Kuthiala delivered his speech mentioning that media works to attach people, not to disseminate. Now, the media persons are working as communicators thus it is very important that we understand our role as media persons while being a student itself. He requested all the students to increase their questioning quotient in student life because acquiring knowledge is a lifelong process. As a journalist we must aim at claiming all that we have for the benefit of nation. An orientation-2016 special daily newspaper was also inaugurated in this session.
City Qazi Mukhtar Ahmed Naqvi, Father P.P. Joseph, and Swami Dharmbandhu, Founder, Vedic Mission Trust, Rajkot presented their views on the topic “Importance of Religion in building life”. City Qazi Mukhtar Ahmed Naqvi said that he is a student of Islam. Human hasn’t on this Earth on their own but the almighty has sent him. If a human understands the importance of the religion, then he would live his life with ease. This whole world has been created for humans which is the reason why Humanity is the greatest religion of all. According to Father Joseph, religion is a philosophy which constitutes faith and believes in it. Like all religions, even Christianity teaches that God is One. That is only one ultimate spirit whom we call Jesus, Allah or Brahma. Shri Swami Dharmbandhu said that the word religion has been derives from Sanskrit. Religion is to follow and realize that we have said because if religion won’t exist, then there won’t be any humanity. History says that there have been 19 wars for kingship whereas 234 wars for the sake of religion. Live and let live is the ultimate teaching of religion. In today’s world, we need to find values within. There is an effect of science, religion and commerce on human life. But in today’s life, commerce has overpowered religion and science.
Renowned personality from Public Relations sector, Mr. Subhash Sood shared his views on the topic, “New Era of Public Relation”. He said that there is a lot of scope in this field along with certain challenges. Due to public and market, PR is flourishing. Now, there is a need to replace the word “Sampark” with “Sambhandh” in “Jansampark”. In India, now there is a need of practicing PR with advanced technology. Various sectors understand the importance of PR and hence PR needs to be further mature. There must be a kind of a presentation which is geographical centric and keeps changing their technological use with different audiences, keeping higher creativity aspects in mind. Today, PR is being highly used by marketing people to lure the customers. Thus a PR practitioner must relate themselves emotionally with the audience.
Mr. O.P. Rawat, Commissioner Election Commission, shared his views on the topic, “Media and Election”. He is proud on the relations of election commission and media which have together strengthened the roots of democracy in India. While reporting during elections, a reporter must be accurate and transparent because the nation keeps an eye closely over media. Thus media should awaken the election spirits among the citizens of the nation.
Over “Research and Career” topic, Prof. B.S. Nagi said that research data ought to be accurate because it is the basis of credibility. He added that whatever research we conduct should be conducted while going among the respondents to note down their interests. All the marketing companies are entirely dependent on the research conclusions to plan out for marketing their products. Mr. Jayant Yashwant Sahastrabudhay, Scientist, shared his views on the topic; “Indian Scientific Tradition” saying today’s generation is ‘science’ generation. Todays’s Indian youth have illusion that all the science has come from other parts of the world but that is not true but exactly opposite. Thus today’s youth need to understand the importance of the Indian Scientific Tradition. Mathematics carries a lot of importance in science. In India, astronomy was started way back in history. Indian scientists have already researched to develop medicines from metals. Charak laid the foundation stone of advanced chemical technology. Today’s, space science is studying the creation of planet yet again. It is on today’s youth that they advertise Indian Scientific Tradition. He emphasised that we ought to understand the principles behind science. He remembered respected Dr. Kalam quoting that if Indian science needs to flourish, then we need to understand the old Indian Scientific Tradition. This is the only way to build India, Great India.