4-Day National Media Conference on Values & Meditation Begins


‘Report the truth, don’t twist it, for peace, power and protection’- Dadi Janki
‘Meditation & Self Introspection-Key to Effectiveness in Media Profession’-Mr N K Singh

Mount Abu, June 3: A four-day National Media Conference on ‘Values & Meditation for Inner Empowerment of Media Professionals’organised by the Media Wing of Brahma Kumaris’ Rajyoga Education & Research Foundation began today at its Gyan Sarovar Academy for a Better World here today.

102 years old, Rajyogini Dadi Jankithe Chief of the Brahma Kumaris in a video message, chanting Om Shanti thrice  said, “while the first refers to “inner self as originally a peaceful soul”, the second refers to “Supreme Soul as Ocean of Peace”, and the third refers to “always doing duty peacefully”.

She urged the media persons to perform their duties without worries, fear or favour in loving intellectual companionship of God who is the eternal source of inner peace and power. She suggested the media professionals to report news truthfully in a detached manner like a witness without twisting facts in order to experience, peace and protection in professional life.

She also stressed on the need for inculcating values like love, truth compassion, forgiveness, and for promoting these values among the public through mass media as well as through their own life examples.

“Whenever these values will be demonstrated in your practical life, you will reap happy fruits of your positive karma as a result. And when yourkarma will be goodyou will receive  love & protection from God who is synonym of good karma”, she stressed.

Mr. N.K. SinghSenior TV Journalist and General Secretary, Broadcast Editors’ Association, Delhi, cited various problems facing the country, and said, “the media persons, amidst changes in economy and market forces have to be sensitive and selective about news and their publication.”

“The irony is that media often reports about a film stars, cricketers as icons and not the son of vegetable vendor who tops in IAS. Our growth rate is 7.3%, but United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Report states that India is one of the unhappy countries. The media persons do not have the knowledge and understanding of why this is so. The media persons have to raise themselves, introspect and look into their heart for positive and developmental reporting”, he said.

“If we don’t use our discerning mind to separate and select right from wrong and truth from falsity, then we become our and society’s worst enemy. If we merely cater to bestial tastes & flimsy interests of the people for TRP and profit, then we can’t be said to have acted in the best interest and wellbeing of public and society.”

Appreciating the social contributions of the Brahma Kumaris organisation, he said that by practicing and promoting human values and spirituality among the masses, the organisation is contributing towards gross national happiness index.” He said that this is real ‘inner empowerment’ which is not only needed for media professionals but also for people in other professions, sections and segments of society. He urged media persons to learn meditation and inculcate values and spirituality for peace, balance and progress in their personal and professional life.

 Mr. Dinkar Raikar, Group Editor, Lokmat group, Mumbai, said, “I used to start and end my day with positive note. The media persons should introspect and think of positivity and drive out all sorts of negativities.”

He said that, “I was also a crime reporter and have covered the crime reports, but I was never attacked by any criminals because I had always reported facts and truths without any twisting of the facts and truths. Every day, I used to publish two positive stories in our papers, which is in our hands. To the question of “Who am I?” my answer is: I am somebody who can contribute something positive to the society, the nation and to the welfare of the people.”, he emphasized.

Mr. Anil Rai, Managing Editor, News World India, Noida, said, “Since the inception of social media, priority is given to negative news. In films and T.V. also immorality, violence and negativities are often displayed. Spiritual news and articles have been relegated to the background, as they appear in fourth or fifth page or in the supplementary. But, it does not mean that all news is negative; the editorials are still positive.”

The problem of media persons is that whenever they go the root of depth of the news, they forget their own selves; they neglect the family, and thereby allow the news to overwhelm them in a negative manner. Practice of spiritual wisdom and mediation is the way to make them tension-free and to make their media contents positive and salutary.”

Dr. K. Ramchandra Murty, Editorial Director, Sakshi Media Group, Hyderabad, expressed his anguish over the problems of farmers and media persons. Citing the issues of Naxalites’ problem and of the farmers’ suicide, he said that we have failed in tackling the Naxalites’ problem, and, since 1998, more than 5 lakhs farmers have committed suicide for no fault of their own, because though their yield was good, yet they got less price.

Mr. Rajiv Ranjan Nag, Member, Press Council of India said that the market forces, pressures and control of the government upon media have become unprecedented. As a result of which there is no ethical priority in media now, and we are unable to make truthful and positive reporting. There is also the pressure from the management of media houses for hefty profit. The media houses are going to control 42% of population, and try to control reporting and dole out news as per their own volition.

“I think, practice of yoga and Rajyoga meditation will somehow give us soul-power, allow us a chance to self-introspect, and help us in writing and reporting news”, he said. While some are busy in marketing yoga, Brahma Kumaris organization is popularizing values, spirituality and rajyoga meditation among people free of cost, he stressed.

Rajyogi B.K. Nirwair, General Secretary, the Brahma Kumaris in his video message, said “Today, everybody feels stressful. That is why realization of peace has becomes difficult. I hope that during the conference, the media persons will recognize their real self, the Supreme Self and connect with Him through Rajyoga meditation, and thereby restor the real peace and happiness in self and society.”

Rajyogini Dadi Ratan Mohini, Joint Chief of the Brahma Kumaris, said, “The media persons have sharp intellect, and by using your pen and camera in spiritual and value based way, they can promote peace, harmony, and universal brotherhood under the spiritual fatherhood of one incorporeal Supreme Soul. She urged the participants to know their real self and meditate on God to enhance their soft skill and positive qualities for the betterment of people and the society.

Prof. Kamal Dixit, National Convenor, Media Initiative for Values, Bhopal, in his keynote address, said, “Inner empowerment” means the empowerment of the inner self, not of the physical body. The inner empowerment of the media professionals refers to the empowerment of the ‘inner invisible souls’ of the media professionals. Now, it is the call of time for the media professionals to recognize the soul, your true and real spiritual identity for self-transformation leads to world-transformation.

Rajyogi B.K. Karuna, Chairperson, Media Wing said, “In the month of June, people are conscious of the Yoga of Physical Exercises, which renders physical health, whereas the Rajyoga of Brahma Kumaris renders both physical and mental as well as spiritual health. He said that values are developed through raj-yoga meditation which can bring the inner empowerment for personal and professional effectiveness of media professionals.

While B.K. Sheilu, Senior Faculty, the Brahma Kumaris, conducted mass meditation through her powerful meditation commentary, B.K. Atam Prakash, Vice Chairperson Media Wing, offered vote of thanks.


​Hindi News:

मूल्यों के प्रसार से जीवन परिवर्तन का सशक्त माध्यम बन सकता है मीडिय

माउंट आबू, ज्ञानसरोवर। ब्रह्माकुमारी संस्था की मुख्य प्रशासिका दादी जानकी ने मीडिया कर्मियों से आह्वान किया है कि वे ऐसे समाचार प्रसारित करें कि जिससे पूरी दुनिया को सही दिशा मिले। आज ज्ञानसरोवर परिसर में ब्रह्माकुमारी संस्था के मीडिया प्रभाग द्वारा आयोजित राष्ट्रीय महासम्मेलन को विडियो कान्फ्रेन्सिंग के द्वारा सम्बोधित करते हुए उन्होने कहा कि समय की मांग है कि ईश्वरीय ज्ञान का व्यापक प्रसार किया जाए। इससे ही जीवन आदर्शमयी बन सकेगा। परमात्मा से जितना अधिक लोगों का जुड़ाव होगा उतनी ही उन्हें अधिक शक्ति प्राप्त होगी। ज्ञान व राजयोग के बल पर विश्व को परिवर्तित करना संभव होगा। मीडियाकर्मा मूल्यों के प्रसार से जीवन परिवर्तन के इस महाअभियान में सशक्त माध्यम बन सकते हैं।

संस्था के महासचिव ब्र.कु. निर्वैर भाई ने अपने विडियो संदेश में कहा कि तनाव भरे वातावरण में भले ही शांति का एहसास कठिन लगता है लेकिन मेडिटेशन का जीवन में समावेश करके सच्चा सुख प्राप्त किया जा सकता है। मीडियाकर्मियों को बड़े तपस्वी बताते हुए उन्होने कहा कि तपस्या के बिना लेखन संभव ही नहीं है। उन्होने विश्वास व्यक्त किया कि मेहमान बनकर आये मीडियाकर्मा ज्ञानसरोवर में ज्ञान की डुबकी लगाकर यहां से महान बनकर जायेंगे।

ब्रॉडकास्ट एडिटर्स एसोसिएशन के महासचिव एन.के.सिंह ने कहा कि भारत की प्रत्येक संस्था में जब पतन हो रहा है तो मीडिया इससे कैसे अछूता रहता। दिक्कत यह है कि सूचना के अभाव के कारण मीडिया नैतिक दायित्व सही तरह से नहीं निभा पाता। मीडियाकर्मियों को सोचना होगा कि हमें परमात्मा ने नेताओं के कसीदे गढ़ने के लिए इस क्षेत्र में नहीं भेजा। दुर्भाग्य से भारत में गलत प्रतिमान बन रहे हैं। मूल्यों में तेजी से हो रही फिसलन को थामने का सामर्थ्य ब्रह्माकुमारीज जैसी स्वयंसेवी संस्थाओं में है। हमें इनसे सहयोग करके टुकड़ों में बँट रहे समाज को सही दिशा देने की कठिन परीक्षा में खरा उतरना होगा। कमी हमारी नीयत में नहीं बल्कि ज्ञान में है, इस कमी को दूर करने का नेक नीयती से प्रयास करें।

संस्था की संयुक्त मुख्य प्रशासिका दादी रतनमोहिनी ने अपने आशीर्वचन में मीडिया के कार्य को उत्तम बताते हुए सत्य को परखने और दूसरों के दुख दूर करने में सहभागी बनने का आह्वान किया। मीडियाकर्मियों से कहा उनकी लेखनी समाज को राहत पहुंचाने वाली हो, अशांति फैलाने वाली नहीं।

न्यू वर्ल्ड इंडिया के प्रबंध निदेशक अनिल राय ने कहा कि लोकतंत्र के अन्य स्तम्भों की तुलना में मीडिया के पास संसाधनों का अभाव है। मीडियाकर्मा अपना भविष्य सुरक्षित नहीं महसूस करते। व्यवसायिक लाभ अर्जित करने के लिए नकारात्मकता को बढ़ावा दिया जा रहा है। टीवी सीरियल विषाद अधिक पैदा करते हैं। यदि हम अपनी परेशानी जानने के लिए आत्मचिन्तन करें तो उसका निवारण करना मुश्किल नहीं होगा। व्यवसाय को समाचारों की सत्यता पर हावी ना होने दें। इस कार्य में मेडिटेशन सहायक बन सकता है।

दीप प्रज्जवलित करके गणमान्य अतिथियों ने सम्मेलन का विधिवत उद्घाटन किया।

प्रेस परिषद के सदस्य राजीव रंजन नाग ने अपने सम्बोधन में कहा कि बीते दो-तीन वर्षों में परोक्ष व अपरोक्ष रूप से मीडिया पर कई प्रकार का दबाव बढ़ रहा है। आने वाले कुछ वर्षों में औद्योगिक घराने मीडिया मालिक बनकर 42 प्रतिशत जनसंख्या पर हावी होने की उम्मीद लगाये बैठे हैं। कहीं ऐसा न हो कि लोकतंत्र के चौथे स्तम्भ का तगमा ही मीडिया से छिन जाये।

मीडिया के सामने मौजूद कठिन चुनौतियों के बारे में मूल्यानुगत मीडिया अभिक्रम समिति के राष्ट्रीय संयोजक प्रो.कमल दीक्षित, लोकमत मुम्बई के समूह सम्पादक दिनकर राय, साक्षी मीडिया समूह हैदराबाद के सम्पादकीय निदेशक डॉ.के.रामचन्द्र मूर्ति ने भी उपस्थिति को सचेत किया। 

मीडिया प्रभाग के अध्यक्ष ब्र.कु.करूणा ने शारीरिक योगाभ्यास के साथ-साथ राजयोग अपनाकर मूल्यनिष्ठ बनने का मार्ग प्रशस्त करने संदेश दिया। उन्होने कहा कि मूल्यों के अभाव के कारण ही सामाजिक व प्रशासकीय जीवन में बुराइयां पनप रही हैं। परिस्थि

मीडिया प्रभाग के राष्ट्रीय संयोजक ब्र.कु.आत्मप्रकाश ने सम्मेलन में भाग ले रहे मीडियाकर्मियों के प्रति आभार जताया।

तियों में सुखद बदलाव लाने के लिए मीडियाकर्मियों को राजयोग के माध्यम से मनोबल व दृढ़ता जैसे गुण अपनाने का प्रयत्न करना चाहिए। 

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