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PR Talk organised by PRSI Bhubaneswar Chapter

Bhubaneswar:‘20/2/19:Gandhi, the journalist pre-dated Gandhi the freedom fighter by at least two decades,’ said Mr. Snehasis Sur, President of Kolkata Press Club during ‘Public Relations Talk’ organized by Bhubaneswar Chapter of Public Relations Society of India (PRSI) at Bhubaneswar on Monday (February 18, 2019). On the occasion a book titled as ‘Mahatma Gandhi, As a Journalist and Editor’ was also released.

Regional Director of Indian Institute of Mass Communication Eastern Region Campus Dr. Mrinal Chatterjee and EVP & Group Head (CSR & Education) of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) Mr. Prashant Kumar Hota also spoke on in the theme of ‘Mahatma Gandhi as a Communicator’.

Edited by Dr. Mrinal Chatterjee and Mr. Snehasis Sur, the Book ‘Mahatma Gandhi, As a Journalist and Editor’ is an attempt to understand and appreciate the concept and process of journalism as practiced by Gandhi. “It also attempts to underline the relevance and necessity of Gandhian Journalism in the era of post truth,” said Dr. Chatterjee.

Another book ‘Window Seat’, which is a compilation of columns written by Dr. Chatterjee, was also released on the occasion. Chairman of PRSI Bhubaneswar Chapter Mr. Amar Jyoti Mahapatra presided over the programme.

Treasurer of PRSI Bhubaneswar Chapter Mr. Krushna Chandra Mahapatra welcomed the Speakers and Secretary of PRSI Bhubaneswar Chapter Mr. Sanjay Kumar Sahoo coordinated the programme.

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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