Haryana Public Relations Department Chief Rejects Internet Media
Today, I got chance to meet Mr. Sudhir Rajpal, Director General, Information and Public Relations, Haryana in his office but his assumption about omnipresent emerging media, Internet that too in Information age shocked me.
I started my conversation with him that his department should use internet media more frequently apart from other traditional platforms of mass communication to reach maximum he said, “Internet Ko Kon Dikhata Hain” (who watch internet).
After heard Mr. Rajpal views about all emerging Internet, I asked question from myself that was I sitting in front of Public Relations person whose prime official duty is to spread policies and vision of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Haryana state which claims itself as number one state of India?
Mr. Rajpal is the person responsible to handle Public Relations of Chief Minister Mr. Hooda’s vision and his Government policies in maximum platforms of mass communication but as he don’t recognize the emerging power of Internet (Online) as media is harming Chief Minister Mr. Hooda and Haryana Government among netizens which is mostly consist of youngsters( the biggest section of India’s population and of Indian democracy).
Also in era where Prime Minister of India and most of the other Public Offices and authorities are officially joining Social Media like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube etc after recognizing the growing power of internet among citizens especially youngsters to convey their policies and plans, contrary to this Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda led Haryana’s Public Relations department Chief do not considers Internet as media?
And further Mr. Rajpal raised question mark over Mr. Hooda’s Government Information Technology department claims about expansion of Information and communication Technology infrastructure in the state when he said that mostly Haryana People do not use Internet to get information.
Last not the least as an Online Research Journalist who is working for last 10 year to establish and expend internet media as full-fledged media in India pained me to meet such a Public Relations personality that too of the state which claims itself as number one state in India than what we expect from other?
I Pray God will save Mr. Hooda and his government from such Public Relations Person