GD Goenka University & Centre for Air Power Studies to organise a Joint Seminar


Gurugram, India, 10 March, 2018: The School of Communication of G D Goenka University, is organising a Joint Seminar in collaboration with the Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS) on the “Role of Media in Conflict Reporting & Peace Building: Prospects and Challenges for India”. The seminar which will be organised at the G D Goenka University campus on March 12, 2018 is aimed at giving an insight into Defence Journalism to the students of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The key highlight of the high profile joint seminar will be the confluence of distinguished guests and speakers from defence forces and media. Air Marshal Vinod Patney, SYSM, PVSM, AVSM, VrC (Retd), Director General, CAPS will be the Chief Guest at the seminar. The list of other dignitaries includes key speakers –

Lt. Gen. Ata Hasnain, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM (Bar) (Retd), Air Marshal P K Roy PVSM, AVSM, VM, VSM (Retd.), Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Bahadur VM (Retd), Distinguished Fellow CAPS, Mr. Jayadeva Ranade, Distinguished Fellow CAPS, Dr. Manpreet Sethi, Senior Fellow and Head of Nuclear Security at CAPS, Mr. Javed M Ansari, veteran journalist and political analyst and Mr. Jugal R Purohit, Senior Broadcast Journalist BBC.

This joint seminar is the beginning of the academic collaboration between the School of Communication, G D Goenka University and the Centre for Airpower Studies. Speaking about the joint seminar, Prof (Dr.) Ritu Sood, Dean, SoC, G D Goenka University said, “School of Communication envisions to create socially responsible journalists who are well versed with diverse and fast changing pace of media and its right utility in various spheres of life, and the nation related issues stand out among them. This joint seminar will provide a platform to our budding media students to explore the relevance of journalism and mass media in establishing peace and harmony in conflict zones. I am confident, this seminar, shall raise the benchmark of media studies and provide a unique learning experience to its students”.

Air Marshal Vinod Patney, SYSM, PVSM, AVSM, VrC (Retd), Director General, CAPS has expressed his views on the academic collaboration as, “It gives me an immense pleasure to be part of the academic collaboration between the Centre for Air Power Studies and the School of Communication (SoC), G D Goenka University. The joint seminar on the ‘Role of Media in Conflict Reporting & Peace Building: Prospects and Challenges for India’ is the right step in bringing important issues related to geo-strategy, national security and their relevance in news reporting to the present young generation, who shall be reporters, correspondents and media personalities in future. I applaud the School of Communication for their efforts in conceptualizing, planning and organising this joint seminar with CAPS.”

The first half of the highly interactive knowledge session with the dignitaries will deliberate on contemporary India centric conflict issues related to the South Asian region, while the second half will focus on the role of media in conflict reporting and peace building in the region.

The event is supported by its main sponsor B3B Real Estate Pvt. Ltd, (one of the fastest growing real estate brands in North) and associate sponsors Indian Military Review (IMR) Media Pvt. Ltd. (leading publication for national defence issues), SB Consulting (for Life Skill & Motivational Coaching), and Capt Ayush Purusartha Foundation (CAPF- a charitable voluntary organisation for social cause).