GUWAHATI, Nov 10: The award winners of the NHPC North East House Jourl & Newsletter Competition received their prizes at the SBI North East PR Conclave, organised by the Public Relations Society of India (PRSI) Guwahati Chapter, held at NEDFi Convention Centre in Guwahati on Saturday, a press communiqué said. The prizes were given away by Dr. Amarjyoti Choudhury, Pro Vice Chancellor, Tezpur Central University & Dulal Choudhury, Regiol Mager, SBI. The event was also graced by S. Murugappan, Chief (Geophysics/PR), NHPC Ltd. Subansiri Lower HEP. The competition was supported and sponsored by the tiol Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Ltd. Subansiri Lower HEP.
Addressing the audience at the SBI North East PR Conclave in Guwahati on Saturday, S Murugappan, Chief of Geophysics & PR, NHPC Ltd, Subansiri Lower HEP said, “Public Relations is one important ingredient of magement today without which no corporate house, industry, or government can function efficiently.” He lauded the efforts of the Public Relations Society of India (PRSI) Guwahati Chapter for organising the Conclave which brought a significant number of PR professiols of the region along with corporate heads, academicians, media persons, and students of mass communication under one umbrella facilitating exchange of ideas and development of skills for all concerned. For the first time, a competition of House Jourls and Newsletters was also organised and the same was sponsored by NHPC.
In the house jourl category, the top three positions were bagged respectively by Rodali (Numaligarh Refinery Ltd), Oil News (Oil India Ltd), and NEEPCO News (NEEPCO). The top three positions in the newsletter category went to Ajmal Today (Ajmal Foundation), Taranga (IOC Guwahati Refinery), and Inter face (Don Bosco Institute). In consideration of their excellence on various fronts, BYST Newsline (BYST), Child Protection Bulletin (ASCPS), Guwahati icai (Institute of Charter Accountants), and USTM Newsletter (USTM) received special jury awards.
Editor of Rodali that bagged the first prize in house jourl category said, “The award from PRSI is of immense value for us. It will inspire our editorial team to do better in the days to come.” Similarly, Khasrul Islam, Mager of Ajmal Foundation, whose publication was adjudged the best in the newsletter category said, “The initiative of PRSI in organising such a competition is indeed laudable. It will contribute immensely in improving the quality of house jourls and newsletters published in this part of the country.”
In course of the Conclave, two panel discussions were also conducted, one on ‘Role of Service Providers in Public Relations’ and another on ‘Recalling Glorious Moments of PR days.’ The panel discussions were sponsored by Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL).