GUWAHATI, Feb 9 � The annual general meeting of Public Relations Society of India (PRSI), Guwahati Chapter, was held in the city today.
Madhuchanda A Choudhury (NRL), Hamad Berlashker (Tangent PR), and Jumita Saikia Phukan (NEDFi) were elected as chairperson, vice-chairperson and secretary respectively for the term 2015-16.
Delivering the welcome address, Madhuchanda Choudhury presented a gist of the activities undertaken by the PRSI, Guwahati Chapter, during the last term which included observance of the National Public Relations Days, interactive meets and seminars, free health check-up for rural people, etc.
Juhi P Pathak, member of the Chapter, was felicitated for her book Media Law and Ethics meant for the students of Journalism and Mass Communication in the region. Chapter Adviser Nurul Laskar, who founded the first PR agency of the North East � Cabsford PR, was lauded for being the first PR practitioner of the North-east to obtain a postgraduate degree in Public Relations. The newsletter of the Chapter Seven Sisters was adjudged the best newsletter of the country at the 36th annual national conference of the PRSI held in Jaipur in December 2014. Editor Hamad Berlashker received a round of applause for his good work.
Following the business session, author-columnist Mitra Phukan deliberated on �Public Relations � as seen by the people.� Quoting from Rockefeller, she said, �Just doing the right thing is not enough. You�ve got to let people know you are doing the right thing.�
Summing up the talk, she said, �PR is letting someone else say that you are doing well.�
A large number of leading PR and corporate communication officials, students and professionals from various walks of life attended the programme.