GUWAHATI, April 22: The Doyen of PR Award was given to former CPRO of NF Railway Trikalagya Rabha, and presently serving as the Divisional Railway Manager of Nanded Division, South Central Railway, at the 2nd Concept Educations Public Relations Summit held at the Guwahati Press Club on Saturday. The chief guest at the award function was renowned author Indrani Raimedhi. Earlier, Rabha was introduced to the audience by Jayanta Kr Sarma, PRO, NF Railway.
Two other newly instituted awards, Promise of PR for an emerging PRO and Hope of PR for a youngster’s noticeable contribution in the field of PR practice, were announced. These awards went to Rani Pathak Das, PRO, University of Science & Technology Meghalaya, and Anubhuti Duara, In Charge, Public Grievance Cell, Guwahati Municipal Corporation respectively.
In his acceptance speech, Rabha focussed on the growing role of social media in the arena of public relations. But he had a word of caution, “It is very quick and far reaching, and like fire social media is a good servant but a very bad master. Handle it wisely.” A panel discussion on “Problems & Prospects of PR” was the highlight of the second session, a press release stated.