GUWAHATI, June 3 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today visited the Directorate of Information & Public Relations (I&PR) at Last Gate here and reviewed various activities being implemented by the department and interacted with its officials.
The Chief Minister lauded the role being played by officers and staff of the department in generating awareness on the COVID-19 pandemic in the State and keeping people informed about steps taken by the government.
Reviewing the activities, Sonowal said the department plays an important role in taking the message of development schemes to public and bringing people�s feedback to the government. He also said that in today�s world of science & technology, the department should work with utmost professionalism and show visible presence in the field.
The Chief Minister further directed the department to maintain close relations with media persons working at district and subdivisional levels and take their help to ensure widespread publicity of government schemes and activities. He observed that such an endeavour would help the government get ground level information about implementation of developmental schemes and help in their effective execution.
Stating that the department should still adopt a more professional approach to ensure timely dissemination of government information, the Chief Minister directed its officials to take steps for generating awareness among youth on the misuse of social media.