Press fraternity share IIMC Aizawl experience, discuss media future in Sikkim

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Press fraternity share IIMC Aizawl experience, discuss media future in Sikkim

GANGTOK, : Media fraternity in Sikkim led by Press Club of Sikkim (PCS) organized an experience sharing event at PCS office in Tadong here on Saturday. The event had the attendance of the press representatives who recently visited IIMC Aizawl for a five-day workshop organized in collaboration with State Information & Public Relations departments of both Mizoram and Sikkim from January 9 to 13, a press release informs.

The experience sharing session had the attendance of PCS president Shekhar Khawas who highlighted the 'first of its kind' workshop organized by the IPR department under the direction of Government of Sikkim. He thanked Chief Minister PS Golay along with Gangtok District Information Officer Deependra Sharma amongst others for a successful training and workshop for 15 journalists including three district representatives and five IPR officials.

Khawas, among the fifteen journalists, shared, "The five-day workshop in Aizawl was successful due to the sheer hard work of IPR department and Gangtok DIO Deependra Sharma, who despite various odds ensured that the workshop saw the light of the day. He along with officials from IIMC and resource persons ensured that the journalists had a new and enriching experience in Aizawl and IIMC. Our course covered various topics under the field of journalism, many of which we had experienced in our line of work over the years. We are welcoming of the initiative taken by the State government and look forward to ensuring more journalists can be a part of similar workshops in the future".

The PCS is planning to invite one of the resource persons from the Aizwal workshop to Sikkim for a similar training exercise for other journalists of the State. The PCS executives took decision of conducting such workshop in March, later this year.

Many other journalists shared their experience at the event divulging on topics such as data journalism, investigative journalism, media literacy, fake news and the overall scenario of journalism in Sikkim, Mizoram and pan India in contemporary era.

The fraternity also came to a consensus of holding similar sessions discussing the contemporary scenario and future course for media in the State, the release mentions.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi