IIPA organizes S P Sahni Memorial Lecture on “Landmarks in Journalism in J&K”

Excelsior Correspondent

Senior journalist Mohd Sayeed Malik delivering Sat Paul Sahni Memorial Lecture, organised by  Regional branch of IIPA at Jammu on Saturday.
Senior journalist Mohd Sayeed Malik delivering Sat Paul Sahni Memorial Lecture, organised by Regional branch of IIPA at Jammu on Saturday.

JAMMU, Dec 13: The J&K Regional Branch of Indian Institute of Public Administration organized the 5th Sat Paul Sahni Memorial Lecture on “Landmarks in Journalism in J&K” here today.
Mohammad Syed Malik, an eminent journalist, former Executive Editor of Sunday Observer and who writes extensively on political, electoral and war reporting for various publications at the national level, was the key note speaker. The lecture was attended by eminent citizens of state, members of media fraternity, members of the IIPA branch and civil society.
Mohammad Syed Malik while acknowledging the perfectionist and professional attitude of Late Sahni said he was an institution in itself. Tracking back the history of press since 1947, he said that the trend of institutional functioning did not come to state of J&K whether in terms of governance, press or other structures. For almost two decades after independence press in the state did not enjoy the level of freedom as in the rest of the country, yet some of the committed journalist carved out their way in establishing the credibility of press in the state, he added.
He said one can feel the rural – urban bias in the contemporary press reporting and observed that there is change towards business of journalism instead of creating an environment of professionalism. He said that the young journalists should equip themselves mentally, academically, and intellectually to increase their ambit of influence while reporting.
Principal Secretary Planning and Development B R Sharma, in his presidential remarked said journalism is critical and essential part of the society.
Mr Prem Sahni while thanking IIPA for instituting this lecture series presented two exclusive photographs of Mubarak Mandi Complex
Prof. Alka Sharma, Director (Seminars), IIPA conducted the proceedings of the function and Dr. Anil Gupta, Joint Secretary presented the formal vote of thanks.

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