Manipur Directorate of Environment and Climate Change to open resource centre

The interaction programme was held at the conference hall of the Directorate of Environment and Climate Change, on Saturday.

To provide the required data and information to media persons, the Directorate of Environment and Climate Change will open a resource centre at the office, said deputy director T Brajakumar on Saturday.

Brajakumar was speaking during an interaction with the state level media fellowship recipients on climate change reporting, T Brajakumar. The interaction programme was held at the conference hall of the Directorate of Environment and Climate Change, on Saturday.

All media fellow recipients shared their experiences, challenges and gave suggestions. Editor FPSJ review of Arts and Politics Manipur Pradip Phanjoubam said that to make the readers understand, one should write in simple language so that the people can be easily educated. Scientific terms may be difficult to understand for the readers. Journalists should therefore, have the means of using words to make them easily understand, he said.

Y Nabachandra assured of organising required workshops or training programmes or sending journalists to international workshops or programmes if required, to explore the true situation of Manipur. He appreciated the fellowship recipients and urged them to write news based on factual points rather than simply narrating stories.

From Delhi, award winning journalist and Jawaharlal Nehru fellow, Dinesh Sharma shared his experience and challenges on climate change reporting in India through a video conference.

T Brajakumar laid down the objectives and aims of the state level fellowship programme. He also stressed on the need for taking more fellowship recipients to reach out to the unreached people.  

Senior journalist, Sobhabati Samom lauded the directorate for taking media as a stakeholder on educating the impacts of climate change to the public.

First Published:Sept. 12, 2020, 10:24 p.m.