Press Releases2017Sep 25, 2017
Respect and learn Indian languages, senior ZEE Media journalist Daya Shankar advises ZIMA Noida students
'VASUDHAIVA KUTUMBAKAM'- a Sanskrit phrase meaning 'The World is One Family' is what Mr. Daya Shankar Mishra- Head, All Hindi Digital Operations, Zee Media Corporation Limited spoke about to the students of ZIMA, Noida, on the occasion of 'Hindi Divas' celebrated on 14th September, 2017. As the Guest-of-Honour for the event, he emphasised on the promotion and growth of all Indian languages.
Introducing Mr. Daya Shankar to the students, Dr. Ambrish Saxena, Academic Head, ZIMA and ZICA, elaborated on the contribution of Mr. Daya Shankar to journalism, explaining how he has worked towards instituting Hindi in online media so as to reach out masses in a simpler and smoother mode.
The celebration started with Sushant and Shyam, students of ZIMA, welcoming the guests, faculty and their classmates. As part of the celebration of 'Hindi Diwas' and as expression of appreciation towards the national language, the event started with a speech by Priya who highlighted the importance of Hindi in contemporary India. Riya, Shikhar and Aman recited poems written by them and spoke on the importance of the language in contemporary society.
Appreciating the students, Mr. Daya Shankar encouraged them to keep up their efforts. He said that any language used in isolation can't exist. The concept of using and knowing more languages will facilitate their working as journalists. Being in the field of mass communication and promoting the concept of 'one nation one language' doesn't fit. The purpose of communication is to inform and educate the society, and our society is multilingual. So being multilingual would help us fulfilling our professional purpose and will help us to reach more readers and viewers. He underlined that all languages are important and it is always beneficial to be familiar with as many languages as one can.
Mr. Athar Saeed, senior radio and TV anchor, also spoke on the importance of Hindi and asked the students to work on the language proficiency.
The event also included lots of competitions like Hindi writing, Hindi Debate and Poetry Recitation in which all participated with great enthusiasm. To mark the day all students, faculty and staff were dressed in ethnic attire.
A prize distribution ceremony was held at the end where all the winners of various competitions were given certificates and prizes. All the participants were presented certificates as acknowledgement of their participation.
Ms. Deepa Zutshi thanked all the guests for their time and valuable advice and ensured that the students will incorporate it in their working life.
Ms. Lakhvinder Kaur thanked and appreciated all the students for putting up a wonderful and informative show.