Skill upgrading: NTPC sets the road map

Sunday, 26 July 2015

  • PRCI Chairman Emeritus and Chief Mentor Jayaram 
       among speakers
  • Media veterans guide sessions

KABINI, Karnataka: It was a PR meet with a difference. Tucked away from the urban concrete jungles,  NTPC executives had their annual PR conference on 18-19th July at Kabini, 80 kms from Mysore. The place known for its evergreen landscape, lush green and thick forest,  had the perfect setting for thought-provoking discussions.
Jayaram explaining nuisances of crisis communication
The 2-day event with the theme “Bridging the Communication Gap” had the best brains from the media fraternity discussing with PR luminaries and top executives of the company.

 Anant Rangaswami,of CNBC, Shri Himangshu Watts (The Economic Times), Jayanta Roy Choudhury (The Telegrap), Durbar Ganguly (Millennium Post,  M.B.Jayaram, (PR Consultant and Chairman Emeritus of PRCI) Dominique Savio (Creative Director – Mudra) and Joe Scaria (ex-ET and Media Consultant)  formed the faculty that steered the sessions.

Dr Arup Roy Choudhury, CMD of NTPC,  in his opening remarks mentioned that PR persons must be pro –active and good communicators. He later presented the Annual PR awards for the Best House Journal, e-Magazine and MoU Excellence.

 Western Region – I Headquarters of  NTPC, Mumbai bagged the internal PR  MoU Excellence award as the best performing region for Public Relations.
G.J Deshpande, Regional Executive Director, WR-I , K Ravindran, AGM (PR) and Ms Kriti Dutta, Dy.Manager (PR) received the award.

S.N Ganguly,ED - Corporate Communication, Saptarshi Roy, RED –NRHQ,  Arvind Kumar, RED,East,II,HQ, R.Venkateswaran,RED (SR) P K Sinha, GM (Corporate Communications) were also participated.
Glimpses of the NTPC PR workshop

The annual event is a confluence of all PR professionals in the company to set targets and discuss the achievements of the previous Financial Year and recognizing the good work done by the professionals in the year gone by, part from learn from the experiences of veteran media professionals on handling various aspects of PR such as media relations, crisis communications and new trends in media.


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