Silicon Valley of India to host 14th Global Communication Conclave

Tuesday, 11 February 2020 0 comments


·       Theme: PR Beyond 2020; Venue shifted from Kochi due to Coronavirus scare
·       Chanakya & PR Excellence Awards to be presented

BENGALURU: The Silicon Valley of India Bengaluru is all set to host the 14th Global Communication Conclave organized by Communicators premier body Public Relations Council of India (PRCI) under the aegis of  World Communicators’ Council (WCC)  on March 6 & 7 with theme being PR Beyond 2020.

Being held in association with Bangalore University, the Conclave venue is Jnana Jyothi Auditorium, 11, Palace Rd, Ambedkar Veedhi, Gandhi Nagar, Bengaluru -560009. PRCI Kerala chapter was to host the event which is now shifted to Bengaluru in view of the coronavirus scare. The Kerala Government has declared it a State disaster.
PRCI - http://www.publicrelationscouncilofindia.com/ - is the pan-India platform of communication, PR, media, advertising, HR, marketing communication professionals, mass communication teachers and students.
“As we all are aware, 20:20 represents perfect vision. We at PRCI strongly feel that it is time to look beyond perfection since there is always room for improvement. It is not a mere coincidence that the theme will be discussed in the year 2020,” said M B Jayaram, Chief Mentor and Chairman Emeritus of PRCI.
A notable aspect of the Conclave is that it is being held in association with the just launched World Communicators’ Council (WCC). Promoted by PRCI, WCC aims to be a one-stop Global Knowledge Powerhouse in mass communication.
The Torch of Knowledge Jnana Jyothi Auditorium
B N Kumar, Chairman of PRCI Governing Council said: “The two-day global event will be packed with knowledge sessions with ample opportunities for networking for the delegates. As in the previous 13 Global Conclaves, PRCI will have top notch professionals from Corporates, Communication, Media, Advertising, HR, Marketing and Mass Communication academicians at the 14th Conclave. Our previous Conclaves have seen an attendance of over 500 delegates. We expect many more numbers in the Manthan of ideas in the City of Gardens.”
Explaining the theme, S Narendra, president – National executive of PRCI said: “PR has come a long way, from being courier boys, travel assistants or glorified protocol managers. Now, we strongly feel that it’s time to look beyond all these and see where we fit in and command value that we PR or communication professionals deserve,” said Narendra, ex-advisor to many PMs and former Government of India spokesperson.
Dr T Vinay Kumar, Conclave chairman and president-elect, PRCI national executive, said: “We regret that Kochi will miss the event due to the coronavirus issue. But we are confident that PRCI together will put up a grand show at Bengaluru.”
Sunil Kannath, director-international of PRCI explained that WCC will endeavor to integrate communication organisations and professionals globally for sharing knowledge and contribute to the exchange of ideas and experiences to communicate for a better world, as the motto says.
“We hope to see a synthesis of ideas from among the youth as we will have a dedicated session for the segment,” said Geetha Shankar, chairperson of PRCI-YCC.
PRCI will also honour corporates and achievers with its signature Chanakya awards, 12th in the series and induct professionals into the unique PR Hall of Fame. The Conclave will also recognize talent with the much sought after PRCI Excellence Awards, 10th in the series.






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14th Global Communication Conclave to be held in Kochi on March 6 & 7

Thursday, 2 January 2020 0 comments


·       Theme: PR Beyond 2020.
·       Corporate captains, professionals from across the globe to address
·       Chanakya & PR Excellence Awards to be presented

KOCHI: Communicators premier body Public Relations Council of India will hold its 14th Global Communication Conclave at Kochi, in association with the World Communicators’ Council (WCC),  on March 6 & 7, 2020 with theme being PR Beyond 2020. The venue is: Gokulam Park Hotel & International Convention Centre, Near Kaloor metro station.
PRCI is the pan-India platform of communication, PR, media, advertising, HR, marketing communication professionals, mass communication teachers and students.
“As we all are aware, 20:20 represents perfect vision. We at PRCI strongly feel that it is time to look beyond perfection since there is always room for improvement. It is not a mere coincidence that the theme will be discussed in the year 2020,” said M B Jayaram, Chief Mentor and Chairman Emeritus of PRCI.
B N Kumar, Chairman of PRCI Governing Council said: “As in the previous 13 Global Conclaves, PRCI will have top notch professionals from Corporates, Communication, Media, Advertising, HR, Marketing and Mass Communication academicians at the 14th Conclave. Our previous Conclaves have seen an attendance of over 500 delegates. We expect many more numbers in the Manthan of ideas in the Spice City.”
Explaining the theme, S Narendra, president – National executive of PRCI said: “PR has come a long way, from being courier boys, travel assistants or glorified protocol managers. Now, we strongly feel that it’s time to look beyond all these and see where we fit in and command value that we PR or communication professionals deserve,” said Narendra, ex-advisor to many PMs and former Government of India spokesperson.
Dr T Vinay Kumar, Conclave chairman and president-elect, PRCI national executive, said: “We in Kochi are all set to receive the delegates from across the world. We are sure the Conclave will be an exciting event with power-packed sessions and several takeaways in terms of thoughts and actions.”
A notable aspect of the Conclave is that it is being held in association with the just launched World Communicators’ Council (WCC). Promoted by PRCI, WCC aims to be a one-stop Global Knowledge Powerhouse in mass communication.
Sunil Kannath, director-international of PRCI explained that WCC will endeavor to integrate communication organisations and professionals globally for sharing knowledge and contribute to the exchange of ideas and experiences to communicate for a better world, as the motto says.
“We hope to see a synthesis of ideas from among the youth as we will have a dedicated session for the segment,” said Geetha Shankar, chairperson of PRCI-YCC.
PRCI will also honour corporates and achievers with its signature Chanakya awards, 12th in the series and induct professionals into the unique PR Hall of Fame. The Conclave will also recognize talent with the much sought after PRCI Excellence Awards, 10th in the series.







Greens want top priority to Environment in Maha Alliance

Friday, 22 November 2019 0 comments

Shri Uddhav Thackeray, President, Shiv Sena
Shri Sharad Pawar, President, Nationalist Congress Party
Smt Sonia Gandhi, President, Congress (I)

Namaskar!
As an alliance planning to form the Maharashtra State Government we appreciate your efforts to focus on the farmers’ problems which remained unresolved for many years.
And we were quite happy to learn from media reports that your Common Minimum Programme (CMP) envisages to save the money to be spent on the environment unfriendly Bullet Train project and use the funds for farmers’ welfare.
It is a laudable step since the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train project is slated to destroy 54,000 mangroves and unsettle the entire ecology as has been confirmed in the official impact assessment reports.
May we remind you of the pre-poll promise made by the Shiv Sena that the Aarey area will be declared as a forest? The merciless destruction of 2,700 trees for metro car shed at Aarey is too well known to be described here. It is time you took some corrective steps once your government assumes office.
Your alliance must give top priority to environment protection and ensure that no infrastructure development should cause any destruction of environment. We are not opposed to infrastructure needed for social and economic progress, but it should not come at the cost of nature.
We have been experiencing frequent floods in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), yet we do not seem to have learnt any lessons.
While trying to solve the farmers’ issues, we appeal to you to look at the unresolved problems faced by the fishermen, particularly in Uran area, and the wanton destruction of environment in the name of infrastructure projects. As much as 8,000 hectares of 32,000 hectares of wetlands and mangroves in the eco-sensitive Uran region have been destroyed. The process of destruction is going on unabated despite the Bombay High Court rulings and the court appointed mangrove committee’s instructions.
To cite some of the recent instances:
A 500 acre wetland at Dastan Phata has been turned into a dust bowl.
Thousands of mangroves are being destroyed in the name of JNPT SEZ, NMSEZ and expansion of highways.
Wetlands are being buried at Bori Pakhadi, Belpada, Pagote and other places.
The landfill and blockage of free flow of creek water has led to the water finding its own course and flooding several villages during Holi festival.
In the name of landfill for Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA), hundreds of hectares of mangroves are being wiped out. This has in fact led to floods at CBD Belapur during February when there was no semblance of rain.
All these have not only caused irreparable damage to the environment but badly impacted the lives of fishing community whose lone source of survival has been snatched away from them. They are not allowed to fish anywhere in the vicinity of the infrastructure projects.
On top of it, JNPT now started reclaiming 110 hectares for its Container Terminal-4 and jetty which is being vehemently opposed by the fishing community.
All project proponents, without exception, have violated the preconditions by environment and other authorities which clearly stipulated that the projects should not cause any harm to the environment and not interfere with fishing community’s movements.
JNPT has now put up notices asking the people to remove their fishing boats around Mora or face consequences as the port authorities want fill the sea.
The mangroves are growing on their own without any human efforts, yet, instead of allowing them to flourish the infrastructure project proponents, including the government agencies, are killing them with short-sighted approach.
We would like to draw your attention to the recent US research study which cautioned that the rising sea levels will drown Mumbai and other coastal cities. At a time when we need more and more mangroves and new varieties of them to protect the coast, we are hell bent on destroying the existing ones. This is nothing short of a recipe for disaster.
Floods at BKC, Badlapur, Kalyan-Sheel and Uran are too fresh in our minds to be forgotten.
The previous government has chalked out plans to reclaim salt pan areas for affordable housing and expand MMR to develop urban infrastructure. Again here, environment will be the biggest sufferer and the projects will not survive the nature’s fury.
In view of all these facts, we sincerely appeal to you to accord top priority to environment protection.
We also request you pursue our suggestion to set up an independent Green Police to tackle environment violations as the existing police force is ill-equipped and inadequate to take care of such cases. Our suggestion for Green Police made to the then Chief Minister is pending with the Home department.
Looking forward to positive and pro-environment governance.
Yours sincerely
B N Kumar – Director, NatConnect
Nandakumar Pawar – Shree Ekvira Aai Pratishtan
Tukaram Koli, Dilip Koli – Paaramparik Machcimar Bachao Kruti Samiti


Ethics are core to professionalism in communication: Experts

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 0 comments

Chandigarh: Ethics are the key elements for any professional communicator to succeed and build one's credibility and competence, said CJ Singh, National Vice President of Public Relations Council of India (PRCI).
Addressing the students at the workshop on press release writing conducted at the School of Communication Studies, Panjab University, he said that understanding the norms of ethical conduct is one of the four essential pillars to any professional success.
The other three being the academics or the knowledge, the strong operational skills and third, to be a part of the professional body which regulates and promotes professional excellence.
Jupinderjeet Singh of The Tribune and Kanchan from Indian Express shared the journalists' perspective in effectively writing a press release which should be based on facts, free of bias or subjectivity, and free of advertising hyperbole. 

L 2 R: Renuka Salwan, CJ Singh, Sumedha Sharma, Jupinderjeet Singh, Kanchan, Jayanth Pethkar

Renuka Salwan, another experienced professional and Director Public Relations, Panjab University, shared the need to practise the art of writing by working like a media person and framing the news releases for the print media in a way which is newsworthy and caters to all the 5Ws and the Hs.
Dr Sumedha Sharma, Chairperson and former chairman Jayanth Pethkar of School of Communication Studies interacted with the students.
The workshop was organised to commemorate the World Communiators Day observed by PRCI, on first known press release issued by one of the PR practitioners on 28th October 1906 in USA, Mr Ivy Lee, who issued an official statement to the journalists on behalf of Pennsylvania Rail Road company following a rail accident in which 50 people had died. 

 
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