OdishaLIVE Bureau

Vice President of India, Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu formally launched the campaign for the forthcoming 39th All India Public Relations Conference to be held from December 15 -17, 2017 in Vishakhapatnam. Mr. Naidu unveiled the Conference Theme Poster.

National President, Public Relations Society of India (PRSI), Dr. Ajit Pathak, National Vice President – South  US Sharma, Chairman of Visakhapatnam  Chapter & Conference chair Prof  DVR Murthy, Secretary  PLK Murthy, Treasurer A Govind Rao, National Committee Member BV Vijay Prasad, BR Vikram Kumar, field publicity Officer M. Srinivas Mahesh also participated in the poster launch.

Mr. Naidu   expressed his happiness for the first ever National Conference of Public Relations being organized in Visakhapatnam and conveyed his best wishes for a meaningful event being organized with focus on Smart Cities.

The 39th All India Public Relations Conference will be held from December 15-17, 2017 at the Gate Way Hotel. About 300 delegates representing corporate sector, academia, industry and government will participate. The three-day conference will discuss the issues related to the theme,’ Emerging India: Smart City, Smart Communication”.

Experts from various walks of life will deliver lectures on the theme. The Conference seeks to explore the significance of communication in the fast developing smart cities in India in the age of digital communication. Though traditional media like newspapers, radio and television cannot be set aside, the digital media impacts the society and facilitates instant communication. Thus, the profession of Public Relations must transform to gain greater acceptance as an inevitable part of urbanization.

Public Relations Society of India (PRSI), the national association of PR practitioners was established in 1958. PRSI has 25 chapters across the country and 3000 members. This National association of PR and communication professionals, through its sustained efforts and campaigns has emerged as beacon of PR and Media intelligentsia.

PRSI organized the 1st International PR festival in 2005 at New Delhi, and the 2nd International PR festival in Mauritius in August, 2008. Indo- Thailand Round Table Conference was also organized by PRSI in Thailand in 2013.