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By EMN Updated: Sep 03, 2019 12:24 am
LR Vishwanath and other senior officers during the meeting of central media units and state units at the meeting on September 2 in Kohima.

Dimapur, Sep. 2 (EMN): A meeting of central government media units and state members was held on September 2 in Kohima. The meeting was organised by the department of Information & Public Relations, updates stated.
The government publicity agency, the department of Information and Public Relations (IPR), gave updates on Monday informing about the meeting.

According to the IPR, LR Vishwanath, the director general for Northeast zone of the Press Information Bureau at Guwahati, spoke at the event. He was stated to have advised “team play” and that “individual geniuses would not work in the long run nor achieve success.” The “individual geniuses should seek convergence keeping all ego issues down the line and work as a team,” the IPR stated.

Vishwanath highlighted that the present dispensation in the Union ministry is to have an integrated communication overreach policy. For this, the media units are to have communication channels everyday with state machineries such as the chief minister’s office, chief secretary’s establishment and the DIPR. He mentioned that the PIB was in the process of setting up media units “in integrated style” in every state.

The official was stated to have suggested the inclusion of a multimedia exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi and “local freedom fighters” during the 2019 edition of the Hornbill festival. He expressed hope that the exhibition would draw the attention of the people to promote and ‘compliment’ Nagaland, the IPR stated.

The deputy director for Urban Development Tarachu Fithu also spoke at the event. He spoke about the ‘initiatives’ to make Nagaland plastic-free, the IPR stated. He said Nagaland was still in its initial stages of waste management.

Further, Fithu explained that for managing waste, educational campaigns will be conducted in three phases. The first phase was from May to June in 2019 while the second and third campaigns will be during September 11-12 and October 2-3 2019, in that order, the IPR informed.

The director of the Tourism department Akhale Khamo gave a brief presentation on the Hornbill Festival and the potential in tourism in the state. Although Nagaland has attained 53 years as a state, she said, the state is still in the initial stage of development in tourism. In order to promote tourism, the Tourism department is focussing on culture tourism and rural tourism, the IPR stated.

By EMN Updated: Sep 03, 2019 12:24:07 am