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68th Information and Public Relations day observed

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Imphal, Nov. 2: The 68th Information and Public Relations Day, 2016 was celebrated yesterday at the State Information Centre (SIC) DIPR, Palace Gate, Imphal and a 5-Day Photo Exhibition on 15 years Achievements of the Government  led by Shri Okram Ibobi Singh was  also inaugurated by the Commissioner (IPR) Shri K. Radhakumar Singh, IAS who graced the function as Chief Guest. The Chief Guest released the Documentary Film “Chaokhat Khongthangda Manipur” produced by DIPR, which highlighted the achievements of the government in 15 years. Speaking on the occasion, K. Radhakumar Singh said the role of DIPR was very important and it could be considered as two-way traffic. It was not only to inform the public about the activities and achievement of the government but to give feedback from the public as well.
While revamping the Directorate his priority was to complete the requisite infrastructures than required man power must be in position. He was hopeful that the shortages of man power could be solved when the recruitment process was over.
The existing recruitment rules need to be amended so that qualified and experienced staff could  be inducted in the department. He reminded  the reporters of DIPR that the reporting should be objective and not subjective.
In his Presidential speech, the Director of Information & Public Relations Shri Meghachandra Kongbam emphasized  the urgent need to change the structure of the Department into a specialized professional Department so as to achieve the goal “ Reach out to every village and every household” of the government messages to inform, educate and enlighten the people.
He stated that Manipur is a typical state in regards to its geographical and demographical condition, where different communities speaking different dialects and having different life styles settled in different parts of the State. He said, “People talks about ‘peace and progress’ ‘territorial integrity’ and ‘communal harmony’ in Manipur”. He asked, “Which department has to handle the tasks of the above issues in order to convince the masses? He replied, “It is the prime duty of the DIPR to carry out the public relations practices to resolve the various social issues in Manipur”. He expressed his hope for a bright future of the Department to make a strong Manipur. The function marked the  screening of the 55 – minute documentary film “Chaokhat Khongthangda Manipur” produced by DIPR and musical performance by the media professionals.

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