A “Writing Skill Building Workshop” was organized by Charkha on July 25th, 2021, for development workers and individuals working in rural and remote regions of Rajasthan. A total of 15 participants working and living in some of the most remote areas of Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Ajmer, Udaipur, Pratapgarh, Baran, Karauli, Bharatpur, Dholpur, and Jhunjhunu had participated in the workshop that was conducted online.
The workshop was facilitated by Charkha’s Consulting Editor, Shams Tamanna while Neetu Singh, winner of Chameli Devi Jain Awards for Outstanding Woman Mediaperson, was invited as the guest speaker.
The workshop focused on the nuances of feature writing, especially on rural development issues. The importance of feature writing and the key points to be considered while writing a feature article were discussed. Neetu Singh shared her experience of reporting from rural hinterland and emphasized on the importance of writing on gender issues.