Gangtok, 21 Feb (IPR): The orientation workshop for Media Persons and State Level and District level Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) teams for the upcoming General Election 2019 was conducted at the conference hall of the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer at Baluwakhani today.
The workshop organised by the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer had the presence of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Shri R. Telang, DPO, EDZP, Shri Yadav Sharma, as the resource person, officials from IPR Department and Election Department and media persons from all districts.
The workshop aimed at familiarising media persons including State level and District level Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) teams with various facets regarding media role for the upcoming general election 2019 such as monitoring of advertisement materials, certifications, roles of the Committee, etc.
Resource person, Shri Yadav Sharma, briefed the gathering on Election Planning, use of Information and Communication Technology in electoral process, menace of paid and fake news, etc. He further highlighted on the crucial role and functions of media persons and State and District Media Certification and Monitoring Committee for the upcoming election.
Speaking during the workshop, Chief Election Officer, Shri R. Telang, urged the media persons to deliver the best possible service to the people and ensure smooth and successful election in the State. He asked for cooperation from all the media representatives in conducting smooth and fair elections.