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MEDIA PERSONS EXHORTED TO PLAY SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN DEVELOPING SPIRITUALITY

September 22, 2019 09:56 PM

Raj Sadosh

Abohar/Abu Road:  Media persons, participating in the three-day Media Conference at Shantivan here, were on Saturday motivated to provide objective news, analysis and discussion of domestic and regional issues, strengthen civil societies by projecting democratic values, combat ethnic and religious intolerance and promote mutual understanding among peoples, foster closer ties between countries of the region and the world’s established democracies.

The speakers included Prof. Kamal Dixit National Convener Media Initiative for Values, Sandeep Chauhan Executive Editor, Maharashtra One Channel, K. Vikram Rao President, Indian Federation of Working Journalists, Nirmala C. Yaligar Asst. Director Doordarshan Kendra Bengaluru, BK Sheilu Vice Chairperson Education Wing and Puran Prakash MLA from Mathura (UP).

Media Wing chairperson BK Karuna said that the Conference on “Spirituality for Establishing Peace & Harmony - The Role of Media” aims at inspiring the media persons to play a significant role in developing spirituality and establishing values through their various journalistic works in order to usher in a values-based world of peaceful and harmonious co-existence in our multi-diverse set-up.

The conference was formally inaugurated by lighting of traditional lamps by distinguished guests. About 1600 delegates from different states in India and Nepal are participating in the conference organised by the Media Wing (RERF) and Brahmakumaris.

The speakers included Prof. Kamal Dixit National Convener Media Initiative for Values, Sandeep Chauhan Executive Editor, Maharashtra One Channel, K. Vikram Rao President, Indian Federation of Working Journalists, Nirmala C. Yaligar Asst. Director Doordarshan Kendra Bengaluru, BK Sheilu Vice Chairperson Education Wing and Puran Prakash MLA from Mathura (UP).

BK Nirwair, General Secretary of Brahmakumaris organisation recalled the message that he had delivered at a conference organised by the United Nations Organisations and said that some countries were staking missiles which were never meant for peace. “We need to end hatred, anger, intolerance, gender bias and other evils that endanger peace. Our efforts must focus on building a society free of biases, social injustice, victimisation, he added.

Earlier the delegates were welcomed at the reception session that started with beautiful flute recital by B.K. David. Welcome song was presented by Madhurvani Group and dance by the artistes of Natarajan Nrityashala Bengaluru. Welcome speech was delivered by B.K. Atam Prakash Vice-Chairperson Media Wing. B.K. Vivek Anchor & Poet, Peace of Mind TV, B.K. Shashi Vice-Chairperson, Sports Wing, B.K. Sushant Media Wing National Coordinator, S.S. Tripathi National President, AISNA Lucknow were among the speakers of the session. B.K. Munni Director (Programmes) Brahma Kumaris HQ inspired the audience to have positive thinking.

She recalled the contribution of Dadi Parkash Mani in spreading the organisation across the world. B.K. Shantanu HQ Coordinator, Media Wing thanked the delegates.

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