SRINAGAR, Sept 26: Publications Division, Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, in association with the Public Relations Centre, University of Kashmir (KU) organized a Media & Publishing Conference, here today.
The Conference held in the Gandhi Bhawan of the University with its Vice Chancellor Prof Nilofer Khan as the chief guest of the event which saw participation of eminent speakers including administrators, linguists, academicians and domain experts.
In her presidential address, Prof Nilofer Khan said that the Conference will benefit media professionals, students and the public at large. Calling for more such collaborations in future, Prof Nilofer assured that a dedicated space shall be identified in the University’s Central Library for showcasing the journals/books which are brought out by the Publications Division from time to time.
Registrar KU Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir said the current media conference can become a starting point for developing a lasting linkage between the University and various units of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
In a session on the development roadmap of the region, speakers dwelled upon the growth story in various sectors and domains. The ADG, PIB, Chandigarh Region Rajinder Chaudhry threw light upon the various Outreach Initiatives by the Ministry of I&B in J&K and Ladakh.
Yasin M Choudhary, MD, Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited elucidated upon the perspectives of an Administrator. KU Media Advisor Dr Salima Jan discussed at length the Media Landscape for Youth: Opportunities & Challenges.
The concluding session of the conference was a panel discussion on Linguistics and Publishing Landscape with a focus on the heritage and richness of the languages in the region, notable literary work done, publishing landscape, challenges, and opportunities ahead. The discussion was moderated by DG, DPD Monideepa Mukerjee.
An Interesting talk on the Craft of Writing of English language and academic publications was given by Ajaz-ul-Haque, Producer, Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMRC), KU.
Also, a Book Exhibition of Publications Division, in association with CBC, J&K and Public Relations Centre KU, was held on the sidelines of the event.