GUWAHATI, April 21: Public Relations Society of India Guwahati Chapter celebrated tiol Public Relation Day on Friday in Guwahati. The theme for this year’s celebrations, ‘Salutations to Indian Armed Forces’ has been aptly selected to express the tion’s gratitude to the Defense Forces for their sacrifices, constant vigil and dedication for Mother India by guarding the country from exterl as well as interl enemies. Members of PRSI Guwahati Chapter, students and academicians in the field of PR attended the function.
tiol President PRSI Dr. Ajit Pathak in this tiol PR Day Message said, “Among the top five largest force in the world, Indian Army is not only about might but also about bringing pride to the tion. While defending the honour of our country from enemies, our forces have constantly been helping the government in settling interl disturbance, and helping civilians within the country during tural disasters .Let the country get united and support Indian Armed Forces in one voice having zero tolerance for those who are not for the unity and integrity of Mother India. We did not have the honour to fight for the freedom of the country, but surely we have the opportunity to rededicate ourselves for the unity, integrity and progress of the country.”
PRSI Guwahati Chapter Chairperson Madhuchanda Adhikari welcomed the guest speaker for the function, Lt. Col Suneet Newton, PRO Defense, Guwahati and requested him to present a broad picture of the Armed Forces and challenges it faces while discharging their duties.
Lt Col Suneet Newton began his speech by declaring in clear terms that ‘Indian Army is a citizen Army’ .The Army ethos is based on three N’s- me, mak and Nishaan, he said. He described acts of valour that makes the Armed Forces so unique. He also shared his experiences as the PRO for Defense Forces for the past 3 years in the North East and his efforts to assimilate with the culture of people from the North East which has reaped rich dividends for him as well as for the Forces. “People from the North East are simple with a different set of sensitivities. Our job is challenging but the rewards are satisfying,” he said. He stressed upon the importance of Public Relations and Communications in changing wrong perceptions about the Armed Forces. He also exhorted the youth to seriously consider joining the Armed Forces as a career option. “It is not just the material benefits that makes joining Armed Forces lucrative, it satisfies your urge for a life full of adventure, instills in you the coveted values of discipline and Service to the tion and therefore much beyond a regular job,” he added. This was stated in a press release.