A two-day orientation programme for field officers of department of information and public relations began on June 14 at Hotel Metsuben (Tourist Lodge) Mokokchung.
The programme was inaugurated by R Tohanba, parliamentary secretary, information and public relations, economics and statistics.
The programme was organized to orient field officers in the districts towards professionalism in dissemination of information and to strengthen public relations.
R. Tohanba on his inaugural speech, urged the field officers to create a favorable link between the government and the public by giving due importance to publicity of various government activities in the state.
IPR Mission statement clearly said that the department was committed to provide responsive and value-based information to the people and the media in its endeavor to serve the people said Tohanba.
He also called upon the field officers to maintain ethics while they perform their duties and appreciated the department for organizing the training program and expressed hope that the orientation program would go a long way in serving the people of the state in a professional manner.
Limalenden president, Mokokchung press club, in his speech on ‘private media inter-relationship with IPR department’ said media in Nagaland was concentrated in print media only and there was a need to move beyond print media to serve the people.
He thanked the IPR department for having cordial relations with media houses in the state.
The two days training is being conducted with Limawati, joint director IPR, Medevinuo Sakhrie IEC consultant NRHM, Nagaland and Asangla Imsong DPRO Kohima as resource persons.