IMPHAL May 2: Journalism is a noble and humble profession, if one gets involved in it than one gets easily addicted said T.N. Hoakip, Minister Information and Public Relation at the inaugural function of 15 days Basic Course in News Reporting, organized by Department of Information and Public Relation, Government of Manipur, at Manipur Press club, Imphal, Today. He said that the readership rate determines literacy rate of a state, however, in Manipur the rate is very low.
The inaugural function was presided by TN Haokip, Minister IPR as the chief guest and Kengoo Zuringla, additional director ,IPR as the president respectively. For the past 15 years DIPR has been organizing such courses from time to time said Kengoo Zuringla.
The participants should take this course as an eye opener or a stepping stone to this noble profession, she added while giving her speech. Many seasoned journalists of the state, officers, media persons as well as participants of the 15 days Basic Course were present during the function. The 15 days Basic Course is commencing from today till May 19.