PRCI Kolkata salutes Daughters

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

KOLKATA: Public Relations Council of India, Kolkata, Chapter with its Young Communicators Club organized Daughters’ Day Celebration at Rotary Sadan, Kolkata on Friday, 14th July, 2017. Daughters representing different colleges and the universities in Kolkata and the media fraternity assembled with great enthusiasm and decorated the hall with artistic intimacy and hearty delight. They aptly reflected the words of Bruce Barton: “If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm”.
R. N. Mahapatra, Chief Public Relations Officer, Eastern Railway and Chairman, PRCI, Kolkata Chapter delivered welcome address. He elucidated the importance of daughters in our family and society at large. “There are lots of challenges before the daughters and they have to adequately utilize  opportunities to succeed in any chosen field’” he said.
Saroj Kumar Sadangi, Chief Vigilance Officer, Kolkata Port Trust, Prof. Dr. Tapati Basu, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Calcutta University, Prof. Dr. Mrinal Chatterjee, Communication, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dhenkanal, Biswajit Das, Head, Journalism and Mass Communication, Maharaja Manindra Chandra College, were among the guests who attended the event.
In his opening remarks, B. K. Sahu, Chairman, PRCI, Eastern Region, stated that good daughters make good mothers and good mothers make good citizens . Therefore, they should be given equal opportunities which are sometimes neglected. Given opportunities, women can excel.
Biswajit Das, Secretary, PRCI, Kolkata Chapter, said Daughters’ Day celebration is observed to support the cause of increased opportunities for girls and to increase awareness of gender inequality in terms of right to education, access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, protection for discrimination, violence against women and child marriage.
Prof. Dr. Mrinal Chatterjee, Communication, IIMC, Dhenkanal as a Guest of Honour spoke about the importance of having a daughter in the family. Parents should not feel that daughters are a burden, but on the contrary, they should realise that they are blessed to have wonderful daughters as their children.
Prof. Dr. Tapati Basu, Premchand Roychand Scholar, former Head, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication who was a Guest of Honour appreciated the implementation of “Beti Bachao - Beti Padhao” programme of Govt. of India and “Kanyashree” programme of Govt. of West Bengal. She advised the daughters to be self-confident and self-reliant. She narrated her own example - how from the beginning of her life she has struggled, won over and ultimately achieved success.
Shri S. K. Sadangi, Chief Vigilance Officer, Kolkata Port Trust, who was the Chief Guest depicted the higher magnitude of Daughters’ Day Celebration. Significantly, he pointed out that Albert Einstein was privileged to enjoy an immense help from his wife, Mileva Maric, during the great research on Theory of Relativity.
YCC member Sonali Chauhan, the first Indian girl student ranking first among Indian students and ranking fourth among the world candidates who was admitted recently into the world-class Florence-based fashion and designing institute was aptly felicitated.
On this occasion,  PRCI Kolkata Chapter website was inaugurated. Shri Sanjoy Kumar Mukherjee, Senior Public Relations Officer, Kolkata Port Trust and Vice Chairman, PRCI, Kolkata Chapter proposed a vote of thanks.

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