Noida: On the occasion of Hindi Journalism Day, a seminar on the subject of “Journalism of Immortality and Indianness” was jointly organized by International Journalism Centre of the International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industries, RJS Positive Media, and RJS PBH. The event took place on May 30, 2023, at Marwah Studio, Film city Noida. Eminent thinkers, journalists, and media analysts shared their insights on various aspects of Hindi journalism, including travel, professionalism in media, marketism, cultural pollution, language degradation, morality, and the role of media as the fourth pillar of democracy.
The chief guest at the event was Professor Ram Sharan Joshi, the former Vice Chancellor of Makhanlal Chaturvedi University of Journalism and Mass Communication. Shri Gauri Shankar Raina, the former Director of Doordarshan, presided over the seminar. Distinguished participants included journalists Ravi Parashar, Kumar Rakesh, Vasindra Mishra, Rajeev Gautam, Prasar Bharati consultant Mr. Umesh Chaturvedi, retired program executive from All India Radio Mr. Parthasarathi Thapliyal, Professor Vinita Gupta from Agrasen College’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, spokesperson of Brahma Kumari Divine University BK Sushant Bhai, and Associate Professor at Indian Institute of Mass Communication Dr. Pawan Kaundal.
The seminar sparked thought-provoking discussions on the development of Hindi journalism and its role in today’s society. Speakers emphasized the ethical challenges faced by media in the pursuit of TRP ratings and called for a balance between freedom of expression and maintaining social norms and morals. They also highlighted the evolution of Hindi journalism during the freedom movement and post-independence era, noting the transition from traditional electronic media to the digital landscape.
President of Marwah Studios Sandeep Marwah, also the Chancellor of AAFT University, provided inspiration for the event, which was held at Filmcity Noida. RJS Uday Kumar Manna, the program coordinator, extended a warm welcome to all the esteemed guests on Hindi Journalism Day. The event also recognized the contributions of journalists and positive media families associated with the positive India-Uday movement, honoring them for their dedication to Hindi journalism.
Distinguished journalists such as Deepika Sharma, Rakesh Chawla, Uma Naz Singh, Prarthana Sharma, Amrita Chaurasia, Vasindra Mishra, Sonika Singh, Ritu Rana, Varun Shyokand, Rajiv Gautam, Ravi Parashar, and several others were felicitated during the ceremony. Certificates and mementos were presented to all the guests as a token of appreciation. The seminar, expertly moderated by RJS National Convenor Uday Manna and RJS Observer Deepchand Mathur, concluded with expressions of gratitude to all the participants. Sandeep Marwah shared the current status of Hindi journalism, highlighting its steady growth rate of 15 percent.