Mahatma Gandhi did journalism for two decades before he became a freedom fighter, said Kolkata Press Club president Snehasis Sur at a ‘Public Relations Talk’ on the theme ‘Mahatma Gandhi as a Communicator’ organised by the Public Relations Society of India (PRSI), Bhubaneswar Chapter here.
Indian Institute of Mass Communication Eastern Region Campus Director Dr Mrinal Chatterjee and JSPL EVP and Group Head Prashant Kumar Hota also spoke on the occasion.
A book titled ‘Mahatma Gandhi, As a Journalist and Editor’, edited by Dr Mrinal Chatterjee and Snehasis Sur, released on the occasion is an attempt to understand and appreciate the concept and process of journalism as practiced by Gandhi.
“It also attempts to underline the relevance and necessity of Gandhian Journalism in the era of post truth,” said Chatterjee. Another book ‘Window Seat’, which is a compilation of columns written by Chatterjee, was also released.
Among others, Bhubaneswar Chapter Chairman Amar Jyoti Mahapatra, treasurer Krushna Chandra Mahapatra and Secretary Sanjay Kumar Sahoo were present.