Bhubaneswar 31.07.2016 (By Mano Mani Singh)-Today the most important work of democracy is to involve the Mass in the developing process and media has to play a vital role in this regard, said, Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha. Inaugurating the 2nd Colloquium of Kalinga TV in association of KIIT School of Film and Media Sciences, Mr. Patnaik said, during the 70 years of our independent the media has become popular among the masses as vibrant media. Media has played an important role in keeping intact the basic features of democracy. Today social media also plays a vital role in public voice. The future of media is continuing to be bright, he asserted. Media houses should work on new dimensions and applications to closer to the public, CM said. He also urges the media houses to cooperate in the process of development of Odisha. In his welcome address Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, Kalinga TV said, during this one year Kalinga Tv has become popular among Odia people living in Odisha and out of the state. Kalinga Tv has always trying to present its programmes in positive, suggestive and constructive manner. Kalinga Tv doesn’t believe in sensitive news without any facts and truth, he added. Soumyajit Patniak, Chief Editor, Kalinga Tv in his speech said, we always give importance on problems of common man. Kalinga Tv is pioneer in bringing the problems of rural Odisha, he added. Addressing the gathering Mr. A. P. Parigi, Former Member, Board of Directors, The Times of India Group said, media should bring the real picture of the society to the public as well as Govt. Media should impartial while presenting any incident, problems in news. Himanshu Sekhar Khatua, MD, Kalinga Tv Proposed vote of thanks.
The theme of the Colloquium was ‘Future of Media’ featuring four-panel discussions, namely, The New Media Moguls, View from the Ground, Bharat & India- the Reach & Impact of Language Media and Television and Entertainment World. Media personalities including Rishi S Jaitly, Vice President, APAC & Middle East, Twitter; Satya Narayan Raghavan, Entertainment Head, You Tube, India/ Google; R. Sridharan, Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, NYUSU, Bangalore, Tanvir Gill from ET Now, Shreya Dhoundiyal from CNN News 18, Prema Sridevi from Times Now, Vijayalaxmi Shibaruru from Suvarna News, Sumanta Pal from Amar Ujala, Avinash Pandey, COO, ABP news, New Delhi; Arvind Joshi from Amar Ujala, Ravi Hegde from Udayavani, Prashant Panday, MD & CEO-ENIL (Radio Mirchi), Yash Patnaik, Smruti Choudhury, Mehak Sabat and Harshita Gaur joined and took part in deliberation in various sessions of the colloquium.