MP Ranjan urges media persons to act as vigilance

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September, 13, 2019: “There is a great role to be played by media in the development of the capital city into a modern smart city. Please do inseminate the initiatives being taken up by the government for the welfare and development of the state, and the capital city,” said Lok Sabha MP Dr. R.K. Ranjan Singh on Thursday.

“Media persons should act as vigilance and make aware of the government projects and schemes being implemented by the government”, said the MP.

Ranjan was addressing in the afternoon session of a one-day media workshop ‘Vartalap’ on the theme ‘How to make our cities better’ at the conference hall of Hotel Classic here.

It was organised by Press Information Bureau, ministry of Information and broadcasting.

Ranjan stated that media persons have a great role to play in dissemination of information pertaining to the implementation of different government schemes and policies. He also urged upon the media persons to take the role of vigilant to achieve the goal of development and making Imphal a Smart City Mission.

He said while planning Smart City, problems  of garbage and drainage management are faced. All citizens should involves ourselves in cleaning  and keeping our city clean. He urged the media persons to be vigilant and take photograph of those who throw garbage on the road and get it published, so that such thing won’t happen again. Only then, people oriented city could be created he observed.

DG NEZ, PIB Guwahati LR Vishwanath, termed the media as “creamy layer” of masses and the government. Media have a great role to be play in realizing the dream of making a developed clean  Imphal city. In today’s world, media act as a very sensitive medium to educate the people on the government initiatives on development.  It will not be possible for the government to achieve the goal of its developmental initiatives without the feedback of the people. He also urged the media to walk an extra mile to highlight the government initiatives toward all round development of the state, particularly to achieve the goal of developmental schemes and projects.

The workshop was inaugurated by MAHUD director Harikumar, who lighted the inaugural lamp of the workshop in presence of director PIB, Imphal Abhishek Dayal among others.

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