A 3-Day Media Conference on “Enlightened Media for Building a Better World”, jointly organized by the Media Wing of the Rajyoga Education and Research Foundation and Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya at the latter’s Shantivan Campus, Abu Road, Rajasthan, concluded with the presentation and adoption of an 8-Point Resolution.
More than 1,800 media professionals, academicians and experts representing different kinds and types of mass communication from all over India, Nepal and from 14 countries in Asia and Africa participated in the Conference.
In the concluding valedictory session, Dr. Ashish Dwivedi, Director of Ink Media College in Sagar; Mr. Madhukar Dwivedi, Senior Journalist and Editor from Raipur; Mr. Ramesh P. Tanna, Founder of Positive Media Institute in Ahmedabad; BK Atma Prakash, Vice President of the Media Wing and Editor of The World Renewal monthly magazine from the Brahma Kumaris Head Quarters, Mount Abu; BK Supriya, Editor of the Daily eNewspaper from the Brahma Kumaris Head Quarters, Shantivan, and BK Dr. Yudhishtir, Associate Editor of The World Renewal, addressed the well-versed audience.
Dr. Ashish Dwivedi said, “First of all, we must have our home clean. Similarly, Journalists must change their Self Mental attitudes to build a Better World”.
1) An Enlightened Media means enlightened journalists who can be powerful instruments for positive change in building a better life and society on the earth.
2) An enlightened media which calls for cultivation of innate wisdom, inner powers and core values among journalists, can be possible with the adoption of spiritual knowledge, Rajyoga meditation, and positive and healthy lifestyle in the daily lives of media professionals.
3) An enlightened and spiritually empowered media need to focus more on developmental and societal issues like human rights, education, dignity, fraternity, peace, health, socio-economic equity & justice, environmental cleanliness and ecological harmony.
4) An enlightened media needs to play a proactive role for the elimination of gender discrimination, female feticide, sexual and domestic violence, to restore honor and dignity of the female section of the society.
5) An enlightened media ought to inspire and motivate the self and the public for some degree and measure of self introspection, self analysis, self audit, self regulation, self discipline and self development by putting priority on collective social interest over that of individual self interest.
6) It is incumbent on an enlightened media to practice, promote and spread the culture of value-based media and positive journalism so as to serve the interest of the weak, voiceless, neglected and exploited sections of society and to contain the scourge of political pressures, vested interests and negativity in today’s mass media.
7) An enlightened media need to work in coordination and consonance with like-minded citizens, journalists and organizations like the Brahma Kumaris, the Society of Media Initiative for Values, the Global Forum for Public Relations, etc., to promote moral values, character and ethical conduct among people.
8) An enlightened media with the help of like-mined public and journalistic forums need to organize workshops, seminars, conferences, and start awareness campaigns across the country to sensitize working and aspiring media professionals on the merits and holistic benefits of value-based journalism.