PIB Srinagar holds virtual IMPCC meeting

SRINAGAR: A virtual meeting of Inter Media Publicity Coordination Committee (IMPCC) of the various units of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) and other Central Government organisations was organised by Press information Bureau (PIB) Srinagar on Monday.
This was the first time that the meeting was conducted through online mode owing to the ongoing Corona Virus pandemic.
The meeting was chaired by Devpreet Singh, Additional Director General (Region) PIB Chandigarh and Srinagar. Representatives of various MIB units situated in different parts of Jammu and Kashmir, besides spokespersons of Indian Institute of Mass Communication Jammu and Defence Forces, attended the meeting from their respective places of work.
Addressing the participants, Singh said that given the restrictions imposed in view of the ongoing pandemic, the importance of virtual modes of communication is growing every moment. She impressed upon all concerned to ensure real time dissemination of accurate information about various steps being taken by the government for the benefit of common masses. She added that by disseminating information to the public for their safety, the media units are not only doing their own jobs but this is a great service to the humanity.
The chairperson also highlighted the issue of fake news being circulated through social media and other online platforms.
Welcoming the participants, Ghulam Abbas, Deputy Director (Media and Communication) PIB Srinagar highlighted the importance of coordination between various media units and added that the information shared amongst all of the units will help in disseminating the most beneficial information to majority of the population.
Shri Pankaj Singh, PRO CRPF Srinagar, appraised the participants about the measures initiated by the Force to ensure prompt dissemination of accurate facts regarding the activities of CRPF.
Satish Vimal, Programme Head, All India Radio (AIR) Srinagar, said that despite restrictions posed by the ongoing pandemic, the station maintained its tradition of reaching out to people across the length and breadth of Jammu and Kashmir. Devender Anand, PRO Defence Jammu, said that his office is working in close coordination with various media units of MIB in the remotest parts of Jammu. Ms Renu Raina, Programme Head, AIR Jammu said that the station started various programmes to reach out to all sections of society affected by the pandemic. She also said that the station has started a special quiz programme on the Constitution of India and is getting a good response from youth audiences.
Neha Jalali, Deputy Director Regional Outreach Bureau Jammu provided an exhaustive overview of the various activities carried out by the Bureau, especially during the challenging times of the ongoing pandemic.
Majid Pandit, Media and Communication Officer, PIB Srinagar highlighted the achievements of the Bureau despite the limitations of connectivity and mobility.
He said that the usage of social media platforms has been a boon in the present times and there is a need for all media units to work in tandem for maximum benefit.

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