Three Day Writing Skills Development workshop for Rural reporting
Charkha – The Development Communication Network, a Delhi based non-profit organization in collaboration with Government Degree College (GDC), Kupwara conducted a three-day writing skills development workshop for rural reporting in Kupwara with a focus on development issues, especially issues relevant to the empowerment of youth and women.
The three-day workshop started on 18th June 2019 and concluded on 20th June 2019. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Mario Noronha, CEO, Charkha, and resource persons – Mr. Shams Tamanna, Consulting Editor, Charkha; Mr. Nazam Mir, President of National Peace, and Development Voice, a Poonch based NGO, and Pir Azhar, Program Coordinator for Kupwara.
A total of 26 local youth including 12 students from GDC, Kupwara participated in the workshop.
The enthusiastic youth were taken through the basics of journalism. They were also briefed about the various government schemes available. The focus of the workshop was such that by the end of the workshop, each participant would be able to write a feature article that focuses on a particular development issue.
The participants were also taught the basics of photography by Col. Akash, Commanding Officer of 28 Rashtriya Rifles.
The workshop was concluded with an award ceremony attended by the Principal of GDC, Kupwara, Dr. Fayaz Ahmad Lone, Dr. Ghulam Rasool Ganie, Prof. Mehra Bashir-HOD, Zoology Dept.
Dr. Lone gave an inspirational speech on why they should write on the development issues of Kupwara. Along with the other faculty members of GDC, Kupwara, he distributed participation certificates to all the participants.