BHUBANESWAR, OCT 02, 2021
The Bhubaneswar Chapter of the Public Relations Society of India (PRSI) has decided to organise an All Odisha Public Relations Summit here in the year 2022.
At its annual meeting held at the Press Club of Odisha premises on Friday, it was proposed to prepare a detailed plan and initiate the process for organizing the summit.
It was also decided to organise an event to recognize the best efforts and initiatives in the realm of social media, which played a greater role in recent times, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Addressing the members, Chapter Chairman Amar Jyoti Mahapatra spoke on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the public relations sector.
It was the first physical meeting of the members since COVID-19 began in early 2020. Four new members were also formally welcomed and felicitated on this occasion.
Presenting the annual activity report, Chapter Secretary Sanjay Sahoo recounted various activities undertaken by the chapter amidst the pandemic over the year. Major activities undertaken by the chapter included ongoing work on a commemorative book on Loka Seva Bhavan, a webinar on ‘Changing PR and Media Landscape because of COVID-19 pandemic’; PR Talk on ‘Emerging Communication Scenario and its Impact on Digital Public Relations’; National PR Day Celebration on the theme ‘Public Relations for Public Awareness: Let’s build a COVID Free World’ etc.
As part of continuous Industry-Academia Collaboration initiatives undertaken by the chapter, PRSI Bhubaneswar partnered with Birla Global University for a webinar on the theme ‘Public Relations in the post COVID-19 Era: Opportunities and Challenges’.
PRSI Bhubaneswar Chapter also collaborated with KIIT School of Communication of KIIT Deemed University for the virtual Public Relations Summit on the theme ‘Public Relations and Media during COVID-19’ wherein PRSI National President Dr. Ajit Pathak presented the keynote address.
At the annual meeting, PRSI Bhubaneswar Chapter Treasurer Krushna Chandra Mahapatra presented the book of accounts and membership status for the year 2020-21, while Chapter Vice-Chairman Bibhudatta Mahapatra presented the vote of thanks. Members from leading corporate houses, PSUs, communication agencies and media institutions participated in this annual meet making it a grand success.
PRSI Bhubaneswar is operating as an affiliated body to the Public Relations Society of India. In line with the national council, the chapter has been taking up various activities to promote the recognition of public relations as a profession; and to formulate and interpret to the public the objectives as well as potentialities of public relations as a strategic management function.