Mount Abu: The online registration has already started for National Media Conference – 2017 on the theme “Spiritual Wisdom & Raj-yoga for Peace and Happiness – Role of Media” scheduled to be held From 15th to 19th September, 2017 at Brahma Kumaris, Shantivan, Abu Road (Raj.)
Happiness is an offshoot of peace and harmony. We experience happiness in self and society, when we live in peace and harmony with our inner being, fellow beings, innate and outer nature, ecology and environment.
Our outer world is just the reflection of our inner world. If we want to restore order, peace and harmony in external environment, we need to realize the same in our self and relations first. Scriptures aptly encapsulate this as, ‘Yatha Pinde, Tatha Brahmande’ (as in microcosm, so in macrocosm).
It has been rightly said, ‘Be the change, you want to see in the world’. In fact, self-change holds the key to the much needed social change. Bringing such positive changes in self and society from status quo and dogmatism, to dynamism and pragmatism, demands higher vision, values, courage, capacity and creativity which can come with proper cultivation of our ancient spiritual wisdom and Raj-yoga meditation in daily life.
Till date, media in various forms, has remained the most influential instrument of global change. It has shown immense potentiality and possibility of effecting changes in the very thinking, attitudes, choices, beliefs, behaviors, characters, conducts and lifestyles of people, across the globe; sometimes, positively and very often negatively in today’s materialist and consumerist society.
Now is the need to reverse this trend of media, from being frequently negative, narrow and self-centric, to become positive, salutary and society centric. It needs to justify and fortify its basic aim, objectives and functioning in such a way, so as not to disturb or destroy peace, order and harmony in society but to ensure equal opportunity, justice, health, happiness and wellbeing for all.
In order that media acts as an effective change agent for people and society, there is the need for media professionals to develop the progressive attitude and action of infusing in self, the kind of positive changes they want to bring and see in this world.
To delineate on these core issues of interfacing journalism with spiritualism, achieving excellence in media profession and building better life and society on earth, a four-day National Media Conference on ‘Spiritual Wisdom & Raj-yoga for Peace & Happiness-Role of Media’ from 15th to 19th September, 2017 is being organized and hosted by Media Wing of Rajyoga Education & Research Foundation (RERF) and the Brahma Kumaris Organization.
Over two thousand media professionals representing different media segments i.e. Print, Electronic, Film, Promotional & New Media from India & Overseas would be participating in the Conference.
The host of the Conference, Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya is an international, socio-spiritual and educational institution having more than 4000 study centers in India and 140 other countries. It is affiliated to the United Nations’ Department of Public Information (DPI) as an NGO having General Consultative Status with the UN’s Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC) and UNICEF.
The Media Wing of Rajyoga Education & Research Foundation (RERF), is the sister organisation of the Brahma Kumaris Institution. It aims to promote the culture of peace, positive and value based journalism through all forms of mass media services in society.
The Conference is being held in clean, serene, eco-friendly and peaceful environment of the Brahma Kumaris’ Shantivan Complex, Abu Road. The Shantivan Campus is built in 60 acres of land at the serene foothill of Mount Abu. It is well equipped with auditoriums like – Diamond Hall, Conference Hall, Meditation Hall like Tapasya Dham and other comfortable lodging, boarding, transport and medical facilities.
How to Reach the Venue
Abu Road is well linked with Railways and Roads to all the major cities. The nearest railway station from the conference venue is Abu Road (7 kms.) on Delhi – Ahmedabad main rail route. The nearest Airports are in Udaipur (160 kms.) and Ahmedabad (200 kms.).
How to Register
While registration is free, prior registration is mandatory. The registration form will be accepted for media professionals only, on ‘First-Come, First-Served Basis’. There is no spot registration.
Kindly register online on website: http://accom.bkinfo.in through your local Brahma Kumaris Centre. Please book tickets only upon receiving confirmation.
For Further Information Please Contact:
B. K. Shantanu, Programme Coordinator, Media Conference,
Media Wing Office, Brahma Kumaris, Shantivan, Talhati, Abu Road,
Dist: Sirohi (Rajasthan)- 307510
Cell: 94141-56615 / 99287-56615; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
B. K. Karuna, Chairperson, Cell: 94141-93999;
B. K. Atam Prakash, Vice-Chairperson, Cell: 94141-54234,
B. K. Sushant, National Coordinator, Cell: 93509-22333,
B. K. Aaspi, National Coordinator, Cell: 98205-04236
PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE
Day-1: Friday, 15th September, 2017
09.00 am – 05.00 pm: Arrival and Registration
06.00 pm – 08.00 pm: Reception Session
Day-2: Saturday, 16th September, 2017
07.00 am – 08.30 am: Meditation Session – I
Topic: Awareness of the Inner Self
10.00 am – 01.00 pm: Inaugural Session
Theme: Spiritual Wisdom and Raj-yoga for Peace and Happiness – Role of Media
04:00 pm – 06.00 pm: Parallel Dialogue Sessions
Dialogue Session-I: Print Media (Newspapers, Magazines, PR & Publicity):
Topic: New Age Media, its Scope and Challenges
Dialogue Session-II: Electronic Media (Radio, TV, Film, Cable TV, IT & Telecom):
Topic: Sane and Sensational Journalism
06.30 pm – 08.00 pm: Insight Session-I
Topic: Positive and Healthy Life-style for Stress-free Living
09.00 pm – 10.00 pm : Cultural Programme
Day-3: Sunday, 17th September, 2017
07.00 am – 08.30 am: Meditation Session-II
Topic: Awareness of the Supreme Being
10.00 am – 11.00 am: Insight Session-II
Topic: Enhancing Inner Powers for Peace and Happiness
11.00 am – 01.00 pm: Plenary Session
Topic: Shaping Public Opinion and Social Change – Role of Media
04.00 pm – 06.00 pm: Talk Show
Topic: Social Accountability and Mass Media
06.00 pm – 08.00 pm: Valedictory Session
Topic: Positive Journalism for Healthy and Happy Society
09.00 pm – 10.00 pm: Video Show
Day-4: Monday, 18th September, 2017
07.00 am – 08.30 am: Meditation Session-III
Topic: Rajyoga – A Link with the Supreme Being
10.00 am – 06.00 pm: Sight-Seeing of Mount Abu
09.00 pm – 10.00 pm: Video Show
Day-5: Tuesday, 19th September, 2017
07.00 am – 08.30 am: Meditation Session-IV
Topic: Experiencing Inner Powers through Rajyoga
10.00 am onwards : Departure for a New Beginning