Saturday, August 22, 2009

Workshop On Journalism at Kalimpong

KALIMPONG, Aug 21: The Press Club of Sikkim (PCS) president, Parasmani Dangal today participated as a resource person in the second day of the three day ‘workshop on journalism’ organized by Kalimpong Press Club (KPC) here at the sub-divisional library near Kalimpong bazaar.
Mr. Dangal who is also the editor of Nepali daily, Samay Dainik, had been invited by KPC to be a resource person for the workshop. He had been given the task to brief the participants on the topic ‘Regional Journalism in Local Perspective’.
The KPC had organized the workshop for aspiring journalists and working journalists including women in order to sensitize and empower them through experience sharing from seasoned journalists and knowledgeable persons from other fields.
The participants are local youth from Kalimpong subdivision, said Umesh Tamang, the workshop coordinator and KPC member.
Before speaking on the given theme, Mr. Dangal reminded the young participants that journalism is one of the model professions in the world and hence, requires commitment and capacity.
“Anyone who enters the field of journalism must take it seriously. This profession requires skill and constant capacity up-gradation to serve the society. Seminars and workshops for working journalists are good measures to build capacity and Kalimpong Press Club has done a good work in this direction with such workshops”, said Mr. Dangal. He added that PCS is ready to extend all possible help to KPC in such exercises.
The PCS president then gave an elaborate lecture on the local media and journalism. He pointed out that it is the local media that serves the local society and builds up opinion on issues in a much bigger and decisive role than bigger media houses.
Mr. Dangal also sensitized the young aspirants that hard working journalists have been using local media as stepping ladder to national and international media. “Hence, you must work dedicatedly during your initial years in local media. Even if you do not reach national media, you must have the aim to reach the position of an editor in your respective organization”, he encouraged the participants.
Mr. Paras was also felicitated by KPC on the occasion.
Earlier, KPC member and workshop coordinator Hira Chettri highlighted the aspects of practical journalism for the working journalists.
The second day of the workshop also saw a presentation by Nanda Kirat Dewan on electronic media.
Mr. Dewan is photojournalist from Guwahati, Assam.
Arun Kumar Rasaily, KPC president and other members of KPC were actively engaged to make the workshop a success.
The workshop had commenced from yesterday and will conclude tomorrow.
Certificates will be presented to the participants tomorrow during the valedictory session of the workshop by KPC.