Workshop on “Selfies, Photos, & PR” at PR Summit in Guwahati

NURUL LASKAR

The Second Concept Educations Public Relations Summit-2018, organised by “Learning & Promoting Public Relations” (LEAP PR) in collaboration with Tangent PR & Events, and driven & hosted by Dalmia Cement will be held at the Guwahati Press Club on Saturday. It may be recalled that the First SBI PR Summit held in May 2017, hosted by BCMJ Cotton College Guwahati, was a trend setter in this respect and generated a lot of interest in PR among youngsters of the region. The Summit aims at mentoring young graduates and post graduates who want to find a foothold in the field of PR. The participation at the Summit, however, is only by invitation and confined to students belonging to institutions located in the North East. 

The Second PR Summit will commence with a motivational talk by Nang Monroe Gogoi, women’s bike expedition organiser and a diploma holder in PR. This will be followed by what the organisers call “India’s first Workshop on Selfies, Photos, & PR” in which noted psychiatrist Dr Nahid Islam along with mobile phone experts, leading photographers and videographers, and users will participate. A selfie contest is also planned for the participants.

Mindset Coach & Behavioural Consultant Naheed Khan Hossain will speak on “Know yourself before knowing your Public.” There will be a panel discussion on “Problems & Prospects of PR” in which students, PR practitioners, and corporate executives will take part. Farhana Subhan, Business Partner, Fast Track Travels, will deliberate on the subject “Travel for Private & Public Relations.”

“The Doyen of PR” and other awards will be presented at the concluding session in which the keynote address on “Youth & Public Relations” will be delivered by Trikalagya Rabha, former CPRO NF Railway and presently serving as the Divisional Railway Manager of Nanded Division, South Central Railway. The chief guest at the session will be Indrani Raimedhi, Features Editor, The Assam Tribune and guest of honour, NN Taye, former GM (PR) ONGC and recipient of “Doyen of PR” Award in 2015.

The academic partner of the Summit is Unity Education Foundation while the media collaboration is being extended by Northeast Today.

Nurul Laskar

Nurul Laskar

Nurul Islam Laskar was born in Shillong on June 18, 1950. A University topper and gold medallist, he joined the State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer in 1972. In 1976, Laskar was awarded the Rotary International Group Study Exchange Scholarship to visit on home stay in the state of Oklahoma USA. He was conferred Honorary Citizenship of Oklahoma during this visit. Laskar served as the Chief Manager (Public Relations & Community Services Banking) at SBI Local Head Office (North Eastern Circle), Guwahati during 1994-2002. He was recipient of Loyola College Chennai’s Mother Teresa Award for outstanding Community Service in 2001. In 2002, he took voluntary retirement from SBI and served as Consulting Editor, The Sentinel (English Daily) from 2002 to 2004 and as Executive Editor, Eastern Chronicle (National English Daily) from 2009 to 2014. Around this time, Laskar set up CABSFORD PR, the first public relations agency of North East India. Laskar is the first PR practitioner of North East to get a post graduate degree in Public Relations. He teaches PR at BCMJ, Cotton University, Guwahati and conducts PR workshops at various universities and institutes as a visiting lecturer. Presently, Laskar is the Chief Adviser, Public Relations Society of India (PRSI) Guwahati Chapter and Founder Director of ‘Learning & Promoting Public Relations’ (LAP-PR), an organisation to promote the practice of PR among the youngsters of North East. Besides, he is also the Director (Corporate Communication) at University of Science & Technology Meghalaya (USTM) and Honorary Director at Tangent Public Relations Guwahati.