Chandigarh, July 20 : The Media Department of Desh Bhagat Institute of Management & Computer Sciences, Mandi Gobindgarh organized a one-day seminar on "Changing Trends in Media" at IMA Hall, Sector 35-B here today. Mr Kanwar Sandhu ,editor, HT,Chandigarh inaugurated the seminar .
Mr Kanwar Sandhu, Editor, Hindustan Times, said, "Nowadays trends are changing very fast. Earlier we used to get the news very late, but now because of expansion of electronic media and internet we could see the destruction of World Trade Towers instantly. That is the power of media now."
Mr G S Sidhu Damdami, Editor, Punjabi Tribune said, "A host of foreign media organizations like The Financial Times, Forbes, CNN, CNBC are coming to India. Business journalism is growing like never before. The scenario is changing fast. New opportunities, new people are emerging on the media scene."
Ms Vandana Shukla of Harmony magazine said, "A journalist’s life is not a as glamorous as it looks. The profession poses a lot of challenges and its full of pressures also."
Mr Harbans Sodhi, News Editor, Doordarshan; Mr Preetam Rupal, News Reader, All India Radio; Mr Jasraj Bhatti; radio programme expert Ms Bano and Mr Manmohan Singh Kohli, Managing Director, Aroma Hotel also addressed the seminar.
Dr. Zora Singh, Chairman of the Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes said that the Desh Bhagat Institute of Management & Computer Sciences is an ISO 9001-2000 certified institute, which is affiliated to Punjabi University of Patiala.
Director General of the Institute Prof. Shalini Gupta said, "Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes is the pioneer in media education in this region and we have achieved the pinnacle of glory in a very short span of time. The three year degree course in Media, Entertainment and Film Technology being run by us is a much sought after course with lots of job prospects."
The first lady journalist who joined The Tribune, Ms Renuka Nayyer said, "Change is the law of nature, but in case of media the credit for change goes to the growing involvement of girls in this profession. Girls have brought decency in this profession."