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Chief Guest, Hon'ble Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of UP, inaugurated the International Media Conference organized by CMS World Unity Department at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium on 5 August 2018. The Chief Minister said that the state government is fully conscious of the needs of women in society and it has taken several steps for emancipation and upliftment of women, providing them security, education and facilities. Mrs Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Cabinet Minster, UP, said that it is important to end gender violence. Gender equality is embedded in our Constitution.
Media heads, journalists, educationists and experts extensively discussed the role of media, society and schools in saving women and girls from violence and crime and its causes, incidents and also solutions. Speaking on this occasion, Mr Shashi Shekhar, Editor-In-Chief, Hindustan, New Delhi said that lessons of yesteryears and principles of life advocated by our ancient gurus are of relevance in the present time. The media is closely interlinked with happenings in society. Mr Rahul Dev, Senior Journalist, New Delhi said responsible citizens and various organizations should form a network or an organized and united body to promote noble ideas and positive thinking in society.
Mr Sudhir Mishra, Senior Resident Editor, Nav Bharat Times, said that first of all, we must stop discrimination between boys and girls in society and in this, the role of family is of paramount importance. Mr Atul Agarwal, Managing Editor, Hindi Khabar, said that any kind of violent behaviour or immoral and inhuman conduct, whether on the part of boys and girls, needs to be condemned and criticized. We should learn to uphold the culture and values of our families and our homes.
Besides, Mr Ajit Anjum, Senior Journalist, New Delhi; Mr Abhijeet Mishra, Senior Journalist, Lucknow; Mr Arvind Chaturvedi, State Head, India News; Mr Ramesh Awasthi, Editor, Sahara Samay, UP/UK; Ms Kshipra Mathur, Senior Journalist, Rajasthan; Mr Akhilesh Anand, Senior Anchor, ABP News, New Delhi; Mr Durga Prasad Mishra, Principal Desk Editor, Press Trust of India, New Delhi and many others expressed their views.
A panel discussion was also held on the topic moderated by Ms Kavita Singh Chauhan, Senior Anchor, India News and the panelists included Mr Vikas Mishra, Editor, AajTak; Ms Neha Batham, Prime Time Anchor, AajTak; Mr Sabu George, Women's Rights Activist; Mr Shripal Sakhtawat, Senior Editor, News18, Rajasthan; Mr Durgesh Upadhyay, former journalist BBC and media advisor, UPEIDA; Ms Piyush Anthony, Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF, UP and Mr Aftab Mohammad, Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF, UP.
Ms Susmita Basu, Superior Principal and Head, CMS Quality Assurance and Innovation Department and Secretary UP Chapter of CISV India and Mr Anirudh Singh, Head, CMS World Unity Education Department and Co-ordinator, UP Chapter, CISV India were given a very warm welcome at Amausi airport on return from the Netherlands after participating in CISV Global Conference held there. This international conference was organized from 14 to 19 August in Veldhoven city of The Netherlands in which educationists and CISV Camp organizers from various countries participated. Conference was based on the theme 'New Horizons, reflecting CISV’s ambitions for increased reach and impact' and it aimed at strengthening CISV activities in various countries and promoting inter-cultural and international understanding among the students of various nations. It may be mentioned that CMS has been hosting CISV Camps for the past 25 years and sending students' delegations to attend such camps across the globe. This international conference added a new chapter in the field of global education as it brought together the diverse cultural experiences of each member country and fostered a close and positive working relationship among all the participants.