Kohima, 24 May (MTNews): In a strategic move to empower Nagaland’s Information & Public Relations (IPR) officers and staff, a two-day skill upgradation training program concluded at the Directorate of Information & Public Relations, Kohima, on May 24, 2024.

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Resource persons, Media Secretary, CMO, Ayieno Kechu and Dy. News Director, Photography & Storytelling, The Associated Press (News Agency), Yirmiyan Arthur speaking during the Skill Upgradation Training at Conference Hall, DIPR, Kohima on 24th May 2024. (DIPR)

The training, graced by distinguished speakers, delivered a compelling message to the participants. Media Secretary of the Chief Minister’s Office, Ayieno Kechu, emphasized the importance of maintaining a strong work ethic, being consistent, and exhibiting unwavering commitment to their duties. She underscored the significance of the officers’ roles, urging them to strive for excellence and embrace the concept of lifelong learning.

Yirmiyan Arthur, the Deputy News Director of Asia Pacific at the Associated Press, highlighted the unique position of IPR officers and staff as the first information providers for the people of Nagaland. She encouraged the trainees to leverage this advantage and communicate effectively while maintaining transparency and credibility during times of crisis.

The training also featured insightful sessions led by Joint Director of IPR, Asangla Imsong, who emphasized the importance of reporting during crises and the need to provide accurate and clear information to the public. She stressed the importance of capturing relevant details and engaging with the public through digital channels, while cautioning against the disclosure of sensitive or classified information.

Joint Director of IPR, Simon Teilia, further underscored the significance of maintaining positive interpersonal relationships within the IPR department, emphasizing the importance of treating everyone equally.

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