Media Conference & Exhibition – 2012
Conclusion & Resolution
A 4-day Media Conference & Exhibition-2012 on “Restoring Golden Era: Role of Media” was organized by the Media Wing of Rajyoga Education & Research Foundation and Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Iswariya Vishwa Vidyalaya at latter’s Shantivan Complex, Abu Road, Rajasthan from 21st to 24th September, 2012 Over 1800 journalists, media professionals and academicians representing print, electronic, film, cyber and promotional media from all over India & Nepal attended this Mega Media Meet. Deliberating through five open sessions, five parallel sessions and after undergoing inner empowerment experiences in two insight sessions and three rajyoga meditation sessions, the conference delegates and dignitaries arrived at the following conclusions and resolution.
1: Practice and Promotion of Positive & Value Based Journalism in academic study curriculum as well as in Mass Media professions including social and promotional media, are the need of the hour to arrest the steep decline in quality & character of media values and contents.
2: There is an urgent need for media content re-orientation and up gradation with more inputs of soft news, literary, cultural, moral, ethical and spiritual issues for building better and brighter individual and national character and culture.
3: For that, regular experiential training and orientation of media professionals, academicians and students on subjects pertaining to India’s ancient spiritual wisdom, universal values, rajyoga-meditation, simple, positive and healthy life style need to be undertaken under the initiative of the Brahma Kumaris institution and with the active cooperation and participation of like minded media organistations associations, institutes and professionals.
4: Practice of value based self regulation in print, electronic, film cyber and social media must be the mantra for media professionals today for avoiding harsh governmental restrictions in future.
5: Media professionals including media owners and content controllers need to make a paradigm shift in their basic intent , purpose and priority from, narrow to broad, material to moral, commercial to social and from sensual and spiritual for balanced blending of their commercial interests with social responsibility and of their individual growth with national development.
6: Media persons need to spare a few minutes a day for practice and experiencing the deeper dimensions of rajyoga meditation as being taught in Brahma Kumaris institution to sharpen their soft intuitive, creative and adaptive skills so as to achieve excellence in their profession and to make constructive contributions towards society.
7: Media Professionals need to make some degree of self-introspection and self analysis to invoke inner conscience, inner voice, divinity and determination within, to discharge professional duties and social obligation with the zeal and spirit of mission.
8: There is the need to carry out country-wide values based media compaign at regular intervals especially under the auspices of Brahma Kumari institution’s Media Wing, Society of Media Initiative for Values, Global Forum for Public Relations etc. primarly at grassroot district level to create and spread awareness and sensitize rural and language press on the efficacy of value orientation of media profession in social transformation and national reconstruction.