HMV organized UGC sponsored Faculty Enrichment Programme on “Rural Development, Community Programmes & Role of Media”

Jalandhar 8 September (Jaswinder Azad)- The Department of Sociology & the PG Deptt. of Mass Communication of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar organized a UGC sponsored Faculty Enrichment Programme on “Rural Development, Community Programmes & Role of Media” under the able guidance of Principal Prof. Dr. (Mrs.) Ajay Sareen. On this occasion IAS ADC Development Mr. Jitendra Jorwal was the chief guest. The programme started with the lighting of the lamp and DAV Gaan. Dr. Kanwaldeep and Dean Innovation/ Nodal Officer Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Dr. Ramnita Saini Sharda gave a green welcome to the chief guest. Ms. Nandini welcomed Prof. U.N. Roy with a planter. Mrs. Jyoti Sehgal, Mrs. Sahina welcomed Davinder Leddhar with a planter. Presenting the concept note of the programme, Dr. Saini emphasized on the need of rural development & the media’s role for the betterment of the rural parts of the region. Dr. Kanwaldeep, in her welcome address focused on the need of the rural development. On this occasion Mr. Jitender Jorwal said that nearly 70% of Indian population lives in rural parts & it is the need of the hour to develop community programmes for them that will bring them a level up. He insisted that media should focus on being analytical rather than spreading fake news. He encouraged the students to be self sufficient & self conscious.
In his keynote address, Prof. U.N. Roy, HOD Rural Development National Institute Technical Teacher Training, Chandigarh said that issues of environment & rural development are the need of an hour. He showed documentary on organic farming on ‘West to East’. He motivated the participants to conserve resources for future generation. He encouraged the students to think globally & act locally.
Prof. Dewinder Laddhar, Consultant, Outreach hog & media expert said that media should follow ethics. In the current situation, the role of mass media is very important to upgrade the rural society. Media should work in fascts & it should be independent.
Prof. Laddhar, Ms. Prabhjot, Programming Head Big FM, Mr. Gurwinder Singh Sandhu, AIR, Dr. Rajiv, NSS Coordinator, Priyanka, State Coordinator Punjab Student Council, Asstt. Head Girl and Student Coordinator UBA Navjot participated in panel discussion. Participants participated in the open house and asked relevant question in the panelist. Dean innovations & UBA coordinator Dr. Ramnita Saini Sharda presented a painting to the guests.
The stage was conducted by Ms. Nandini Budhia and Mrs. Shaina. The vote of thanks was given by Mrs. Jyoti Sehgal. Around 110 participants participated in it. On this occasion Mrs. Seema Soni, Programming Head, Radio City, Ms. Prabhjot, Programming Head Big FM, Mr. Birender from CT Institute of Mgmt. & Tech., Mrs. Meenakshi, HOD Journalism of DAV College, Ms. Payal, Ms. Radhika, Ms. Vijayta, Mr. Gulshan, Mr. Gurwinder Singh, Mr. Ashish Chadha, Mr. Vidhu Vohra were present.

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