By BALVANT SINGH
Press Information Bureau Jammu organizes at Doda on 9 years of good governance
Media should be balanced, unbiased and should be at the front to highlight the development going on in the district: DC Doda
Doda,17 June 2023: Press Information Bureau, Jammu, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India today organized a Rural Media Workshop (Vartalap) at district Doda. These Rural Media Workshops are being organized by PIB in collaboration to build a direct interface between the Government and the journalists working at district and sub-district levels across Jammu division.
Deputy Commissioner, Doda, Sh. Vishesh Paul Mahajan who was the chief guest on the occasion said, Media being the fourth pillar of democracy must be balanced, unbiased and should be at the forefront to highlight developments across various sectors going on in the district. A journalist must maintain checks and balances and should do the responsible reporting at all costs.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Doda, Sh. Ab. Qayoom said, the biggest role of media is to bring in transparency and accountability in the system as media is the torch bearer of the society. The good and bad of the society can be brought to the public only with the help of media, Sh. Qayoom added.
Joint Director PIB, CBC J&K, Ladakh Region, Sh. Ghulam Abbas in his address said, path breaking reforms and the phenomenal infrastructural development has taken place in the nine years of the government under PM Narendra Modi. Journalism plays a vibrant role in the development of the district as people get to know about various schemes, policies and programs of the government only through media, Sh. Abbas added.
Additional Superintendent of Police, Doda, Sh. Shakeel-ul-Rehman informed about the police reforms brought about in last nine years by the government and said, be that the introduction of modern weaponry, armoured vehicles, CCTV surveillance in the detection of crimes and the traffic management system, every other reform has been brought in to make police modern by providing technology and other things.
District Information Officer, Doda, Sh. Mohamad Ashraf threw light on the development across various sectors brought about in Doda from last nine years, Sh. Idrees Lone, General Manager, DIC Doda spoke about the various reforms brought about in the industrial sector across India and in district Doda, Sh. Anil Gupta, Chief Agriculture Officer, Doda, threw light on the agriculture related initiatives taken by the government in district Doda from last nine years and Sh. Tawseef, TSWO spoke about the Direct Bank Transfer and it’s implications on the social welfare schemes of the government.
The technical sessions were followed by interactive question-answer sessions in which journalists talked to the experts and cleared their doubts regarding various schemes and programmes. The journalists also thanked PIB for organising the workshop and expressed hope that more such workshops will be conducted in future.
Besides media of district Doda, the Vartalap was attended by Media & Communications Officer, Sh. Sheikh Mudasir Amin, FPO,CBC Udhampur, Sh. Khursheed Yousuf, FPA Udhampur, Sh. Gurnaam Singh and FPA Doda, Sh. Vikram Upal.