JAMMU, Apr 16 : Governor N. N. Vohra has highlighted the important role of the publicity organizations in generating greater awareness among the people about the developmental and welfare schemes launched by the Central and the State Governments for the socio-economic uplift of the masses.
The Governor, as Chief Guest, was inaugurating a cultural show “Jashan-e-Baharaan”, organized by the Inter Media Publicity Coordination Committee (IMPCC) in collaboration with the State Information Department at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium, Jammu University, here this evening.
Usha Vohra, First Lady, Taj Mohi-ud-Din, Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sakina Itoo, Minister for Social Welfare, Prof. M. P. S. Ishar, Vice Chancellor, Jammu University, Bashir A. Malik, Chairman, IMPCC and Director News, Doordarshan and Radio Kashmir, Srinagar, Khawaja Farooq Renzushah, Director Information, Shabir Ahmad Buch, Director, Doordarshan Kendra, Jammu, Shami Shair, Director, Doordarshan Kendra, Srinagar, Qayoom Wadera, Director, Doordarshan Kendra, Leh, senior officers, media persons, prominent citizens and a large number of invited persons were present at the inaugural function.
The Governor observed that he had, some time back, addressed the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to revive and effectively activate their publicity units in Jammu and Kashmir to proactively disseminate the programmes, policies, developmental activities and welfare schemes launched by the Government for the information of all the people of the State.
Referring to the role of the media, the Governor said that healthy criticism, highlighting aberrations and failures, is beneficial for promoting good governance. However, the media scrutiny must also focus on the good work being done in the State in the various development and welfare sectors.
Recalling the unfortunate situation which obtained in the State in the past years, he observed that when, after suffering huge human and economic losses, the State is sliding back to normalcy the media should do well to project stories of developmental successes.
Taj Mohi-ud-Din, Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, lauded the IMPCC for organizing a scintillating cultural event and for other activities. He urged the media persons to project positive aspects of the actual ground situation in an objective manner so that progress could get a boost.
Sakina Itoo, Minister for Social Welfare, said that media persons have worked in very challenging situations and played an important role in the restoration of peace and normalcy in the State.