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Orientation programme – 2017

Youth having character will build nation: Didi Mandakini

Students should not blindly follow western culture

Bhopal, 28thJuly, 2017: Renowned orator Didi Mandakini called upon youth not to follow western culture blindly. It is the need of the hour that we should feel importance of our traditions and culture and further develop it. Youth having character will build the nation and make it powerful.

She was speaking on 'Youth in Nation Building' on the second day of three-day orientation programme of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication today at Ravindra Bhawan. She quoted various references of the Ramcharitmanas and said that we have great culture, ritual and knowledge base. She appealed the budding journalists to use power of their pen to make India again 'Vishwa Guru'.

Referring the present conditions in the society, she said that development has taken place in every field. The number of hospitals has gone up but it indicates that diseases have increased. Similarly, rising number of courts shows that the number of disputes has gone up. She said that because of crisis of trust, people have used animal like dog for security. Media coverage on daily happenings gives pain and it seems that positive approach has ended. She said that race for the success should be healthy competition and it should not be for causing pressure on personal life of people. Competition has turned as conflict not only in politics but in sports, art field and music as well.

University Vice-Chancellor Prof Brij Kishore Kuthiala felicitated Didi Mandakini in the programme. Head of Journalism Department Dr Rakhi Tiwari conducted the proceedings.

In the session on 'Time Management', renowned thinker and former bureaucrat Dr Vijay Agrawal said that time is very precious thing. It is like God and is not visible. It cannot be measured only psychological clock in the human mind describes its length. He suggested students to involve themselves in the work what they do deeply and it would change the quality of result. University Rector Shri Lajpat Ahuja was present on the dais. Associate professor of computer department Dr Manish Maheshwari conducted the session. 

Two more sessions were held on the day. Head of Vaidik Mission Trust, Rajkot, Swami Dharmabandhu addressed students on 'Rising India and Youth' subject. Swamiji quoted various references and said Indian traditions and culture still prevail despite frequent attacks of Muslim rulers, Britishers and others in previous 1000 years only because of its great thinking given by Vedas.  Noted crime reporter Vivek Agrawal spoke on 'Terrorism, Crime and Journalism' in another session. He shared the tips with students to become crime and investigative reporter.