Minister for Information, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali on Sunday asked the Department of Information & Public Relations (DIPR) to diversify its activities by organizing regular trainings and workshops to equip the media students with core skills.
While interacting with the media students at the ‘Documentary Film Making’ workshop being organized by DIPR at Media Complex, Srinagar, the minister has said, “As the media and communication sector becomes ever more diverse and dynamic, specialized degrees in the field of media and communication studies are also growing in popularity.”
As per an official handout, the minister has also said, “Media professionals need skills that are essential for the jobs of today and the future and not for the jobs of the past.” And added, “In this endeavor I think the DIPR can and should play a proactive role by organizing frequent interactions of the experts with the media students in J&K, mission that has been embarked and it now needs to be sustained.”
The Minister was informed that the 12 day workshop began on October 03, 2017 and would culminate till October 15.
A group of 23 students of the Media Studies Departments of University of Kashmir, Islamic University of Science and Technology Awantipora, Government College for Women, M A Road Srinagar, Govt Degree College Baramulla, Govt Degree College Islamabad, besides, two freelance media practitioners from Gurgaonthat included filmmaker and teacher Gautam Chakraborty, and his assistant Saikat Mullick.