GUWAHATI, April 22 - Three PR professionals were awarded for their performance in the second Concept Educations Public Relations Summit held at the Guwahati Press Club on Saturday.
�The Doyen of PR� award went to Trikalagya Rabha, former CPRO NF Railway and currently serving as the Divisional Railway Manager of Nanded Division, South Central Railway.
�Promise of PR� award went to Rani Pathak Das, PRO, University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya, while �Hope of PR� award went to Anubhuti Duara, in-charge, Public Grievance Cell, Guwahati Municipal Corporation.
The chief guest at the award function was Indrani Raimedhi, author and features editor, The Assam Tribune.
Organised by LeaP PR, the event was driven and hosted by Dalmia Bharat Cement under its �Young Achievers� programme.
In his acceptance speech, Rabha focused on the growing role of social media in the area of public relations. �The impact of social media is very quick and far reaching, and like fire, social media is a good servant but a very bad master. Handle it wisely,� Rabha said.
The first session of the summit consisted of an inaugural address by Nang Monroe Gogoi, an expedition organiser and a media person. India�s first workshop on �Selfies, Photos & PR� was also held on the occasion.
A panel discussion on �Problems & Prospects of PR� was the highlight of the second session. The discussion was moderated by Sandipan Nair, GM (marketing), Dalmia Bharat Cement, and participated by Chirasmrita Devi, Arnab Jyoti Das, Dhriti Haloi, Rehana Choudhury and Subhankar Banerjee.
During the sessions, mindset coach and behavioural consultant Naheed Khan Hossain deliberated on �Know yourself before knowing your Public� while Farhana Subhan, business partner, Fast Track Travels, made a presentation on �Travel for Private & Public Relations�.
A special issue of PR newsletter titled Research & Review of PR was released on the occasion.
Over 100 participants from eight institutes and universities, and a large number of PR practitioners took part in the summit.