Tamenglong, March 14
Zeliangrong Baptist Association under the Integrated Development Project and in collaboration with Tamenglong District Working Journalist Union (TADWJU) conducted one day awareness camp on sensitization of media role at Taningjam village, Tousem sub-division Tamenglong district. Jimmy Pamei, Editor, Tamenglong Times, Anthony Gangmei DIO i/c, DIPR Tamenglong, Ringbam Kamei, Editor, The Ganphiu Mail and Dinthuingam Pamei, Executive Editor, The Cham attended the awareness camp as a resource persons.
Jimmy Pamei, Editor speaks on the topic “Spread your wings Expand your circle, explains about the importance and the role of making and expanding your friends circles. He further talks about the importance and leadership quality skills to master and to become an effective leaders.
Anthony Gangmei DIO i/c Tamenglong talk about the Social Media in a Rural Development. He said that role of social media plays a very important role in developing our society. Through this social media technology we can put up our grievances and developmental work through video and pictures since social media has the ability to reach a huge number of people in any parts of the globe added Anthony Gangmei.
Ringbam Kamei, Editor, The Ganphiu Mail highlighted about the Role of the Fourth Estate in Democratic Society. Though Judiciary, Legislative and Executive plays a very important role in a democratic society media plays as a watchdog (fourth pillars) in checking cheques and bounce of all the three pillars. He further stated that the people/the district who gives importance and knows the power of media is quite advance and develope in different ways.
Dinthuingam Pamei, Executive Editor, The Cham, express about importance of Press and Media in a nutshell. He explained the gathering the details about how to run the newspapers. In this awareness camp he further urged the public how to use the media effectively in developing our society and he also request the parents and the youth of Taningjam village to take up journalism course since this profession has a very good scope to get job in govt and private organisation.
Village chairman, church leaders, CSO as well as women’s and youth attended the awareness program. After the formal session was over an interactive session and plan of Action was discussed with the public. And during the interactive session many villagers share their grievances of not getting any government benefits, schemes and projects.