Thursday, April 6, 2017
Seminar on "Communicating India" at Vivekananda Foundation, Delhi in collaboration with important Indian & foreign institutions incl. Prasar Bharati
Yesterday, in Vivekananda Foundation Building, New Delhi, a meaningful seminar on "Communicating India" was held in collaboration with important Indian & foreign institutions including Prasar Bharati, in which thinkers & opinion makers from relevant walks of life spoke & invited reciprocity from the invited audience. I couldn't be there for longer than an hour for my office that kept beckoning me for clearance of both Urgent & Important matters.
The idea of this open conclave was devising ways & means for the right portrayal of India's personality to the world outside India's geographical contours, define India's role in sharing global concerns & express India's willingness to come to the rescue of humankind apart from bringing all together so that development replaces subversion.
Dr Jetendra Singh, Hon'ble Union Minister in his inimitable style, lamented why humans need to be reminded that they are human beings, not created to bite each other, while, on the contrary, dog habitual of biting doesn't bite a dog, serpent doesn't attack a snake but man derives a sadistic pleasure by attacking his fellow beings. He appropriately quoted Ghalib who was equally concerned in his lifetime & had said:-
بسکہ دشوار ہے ہر کام کا آساں ہونا۔
آدمی کو بھی میسر نہیں انساں ہونا۔
बसकि दुश्वार है हर काम का आसां होना।
आदमी को भी मयस्सर नही इन्सां होना।
I wish I had the time to sit through the seminar.
Dr A Surya Prakash, Chairman , Prasar Bharati was in Chair who contributed sufficiently & substantially making "Connecting India" a rewarding experience for us all.
Source : Fayyaz Sheheryar