Raipur: Public Relations Commissioner Dr. S. Bharatidasan chaired the meeting of Public Relations Officials at Samvad Office, Nava Raipur on Saturday.
While addressing the meeting, Dr. S. Bharatidasan said that public relations officers have an important role to play in taking the government welfare schemes to people. All the public relations officers should extensively promote the schemes being implemented by the government with the support of media so that more and more people can get benefit from these schemes. District Public Relations Officers from all the districts of the state attended this meeting virtually.
In the meeting held today, Dr. S. Bharatidasan said that development works and flagship schemes of the state government are benefitting a large number of people. Success stories based on positive change in lives of the beneficiaries are being released regularly. And other people in need are also being motivated to take advantage of these schemes.
He said that in addition to the print and electronic media, social media platforms should also be utilized to promote the government schemes. Timely distribution of publicity materials including the monthly magazine Janman from Directorate of Public Relations should be ensured.
He has directed the officers to do field visits, interact with the beneficiaries and gather accurate information to compile the success stories. Dr Bharatidasan has asked the District public relations officers to immediately inform the Directorate about the incidents of accidents, especially those involving casualty or property damage in the districts. Commissioner Dr Bharatidasan also reviewed the progress of works under various branches of Directorate of Public Relations and gave necessary directions to the officers.