Panaji: November 8, 2017 … Chief Minister Shri. Manohar Parrikar today inaugurated a workshop for Scientist and Journalists at National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Dona Paula. The workshop is based on ‘S & T Communication Strategies and approaches with a focus on The Indian Ocean: Economic and Geostrategic Significance’ and is organized by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi from November 7-10, 2017.

Speaking on the occasion the Chief Minister congratulated the CSIR and called the workshop as a wonderful and unique exercise. “I consider myself a technocrat. As I am an engineer by profession, I use technical aspects while managing various administrative and political tasks in my daily routine,” he said.

Stating that such workshops are essential for journalists, he mentioned that integrity is the core of any profession.  “In journalism, integrity is not only about faithful reporting. It is also how you report an incident for the benefit of the society. In order to analyze a report, a journalist needs scientific thinking. Hence, scientific knowledge, when properly understood by media, is a boon to the society.”

Every magic can be scientifically explained. India has a big coastline and if with proper planning and utilization, we can grow in terms of natural resources. All these aspects should be scientifically explained to the public; hence, this workshop is a golden opportunity for all the participants,” he said.

Director General of CSIR Dr. Girish Sahani, Director of NIO Prof. Sunil Kumar Singh, Senior Journalist Shri. Rajendra Prabhu, personnel from various national media and NIO employees were present on the occasion.

Smt. Bala Prabhu compered the function while Dr. Randeep Mukhopadhyay proposed the vote of thanks.


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