A two day BJP National Media Workshop was held at New Delhi from September 13 to 14. The workshop was attended by 120 delegates from all over the country besides BJP MPs and party senior leaders and eminent journalists and bureau chiefs of the fourth estate both from the electronic as well as media. The BJP Nagaland was represented by media cell state convener, Jaangsillung Gonmei and spokesperson, James Vizo.
The workshop inaugurated by BJP National President Nitin Gadkari, had several sessions with discussion panels of personalities from the media and political stream of professionalism at the Constitution Club.
The workshop addressed on the role and interaction of the media and politics in the social and political development process, the difficulties and the challenges, and the means and options in handling them.
Prominent speakers at the workshop were BJP leaders, MPs LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj (Lok Shaba Opp.Leader), Arun Jaitley (Rajya Sabha Opp. Leader), Gopinath Munde (Deputy Lok Sabha Opp.), SS Ahluwalia (Deputy Rajya Sabha Opp.), Ramlal (BJP General Secy Org.), Syed Shanawaz Hussain and from among the media, were, Deepak Chaurasia, (Star News), Navika Kumar (Times Now), Pankaj Pachauri (NDTV), Shekar Aiyer (Hindustan Times), Ajay Kaul (PTI) and others.
While political leaders dwelt on the importance as well as challenges of imparting balanced, impartial and fair messages to the people, the press fraternity expressed difficulty in juggling facts and distortion while trying to maintain a balanced report despite pressures mounted on them from several quarters. Concluding the workshop, LK Advani termed modern democracy as “Telleo-cracy” implying that democracy today was shaped by the television. He stressed on the importance of the AFSPA in Kashmir for maintaining the federal framework because of the grave threat from across the border.
His Autobiography “My Country, My Life” was presented to the delegates present and the workshop concluded with a positive note.
BJYM national executive meeting held in Mumbai
A team of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) state led by Lima Longchar, president along with national executive member Promod Singh attended the national executive meeting held on September 12 to 14 at Mumbai. In a press statement jointly issued by Rabindra Jha general secretary and Lima Longchar president BJYM state stated that in the three day meeting the members discussed on issues related to India 1st campaign ‘save Jammu and Kashmir’, illegal migrants, Maoist activities, naxalism, Common Wealth Games or Common Man’s Wealth Games, youth and employment and price rise. Further, resolved to organize meetings in 150 cities with effect from September 17 to 30 wherein the issues would be highlighted and go against the UPA government for its failure in tackling these issues.
Meanwhile, BJYM state unit has expressed gratitude to Anurag Thakur MP National president BJYM for successfully organizing the meeting and encouraging the workers to implement and uplift the youth in achieving their goal and success in fields like self employment, employment in NGOs, private sectors and political leadership. The state unit also extended appreciation to M. Chuba president BJP state for his financial and moral support towards the BJYM unit to attend the national executive meeting.