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Sunday, 7 October 2001

Crisis Communication - The Lessons to be learnt from American Crisis - Panel discussion

A Panel discussion on "Crisis Communication - The Lessons to be learnt from American Crisis for Media and Politicians" was held at Hotel Palmgrove, Madras at 4.30 PM. on Saturday the 6th October 2001. The panelists included 

A background note was circulated to the audience before hand.  click here.

Mr S Narendra,( former Information Advisor to Indian Prime Ministers and Government of India ), Mr E V K S Ilangovan (Tamilnadu Congress Committee President), Dr S P Kirubanidhi ( Bharatiya Janata Party President for Tamilnadu), Mr J Jayaseelan (Chief News Editor, Raj TV) and Mr R Bhagwan Singh (Senior Journalist) were the panelists.  Mr T Kannan (Former Joint Director News and News Editor of All India Radio and State owned Doordarshan) was the anchor. 

It may be noted that Dr S P Kirubanidhi is the President of the local Bharatiya Janata Party which is currently the Ruling Party in India.  Mr E V K S Ilangovan is the President of the Congress Party which is the main Opposition Party in India. 

Mr Ilangovan and Dr Kirubanidhi made a fervent call to rally behind a united National effort against Terrorism and remain vigilant against disruptive forces.  In the joint statement issued by them they also condemned the recent terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and Srinagar.  They also agreed for a a need to look beyond politics in tackling the menace of terrorism. The Foundation feels proud in bringing the Senior Leaders of the Ruling and Opposition Parties together.

Mr.S.Narendra,  expressed the view that in times of national crisis, the media has the responsibility to function in a professional manner in disseminating unbiased information, as speedily as possible. 

Mr.Jayaseelan agreed on the need for a focal point for obtaining authoritative information but regretted there is no such arrangement in the state so far.

Mr.Bhagwan Singh, Senior journalist, felt lack of a sense of patriotism among
the various sections of the people is a problem in obtaining, transmitting and absorbing the information inputs in terms of crisis. 

Mr.K.Srinivasan Founder of the Prime Point foundation welcomed the gathering and initiated the discussion.
Mr S Narendra, Former Information Advisor to Indian Prime Minister and Trustee of the Foundation launching the website www.primepointfoundation.org.

Mr S Narendra, Former Information Advisor to Indian Prime Minister and Trustee of the Foundation launching the website www.primepointfoundation.org. Mr K. Srinivasan, Founder-Trustee looking on
Panelists : From Left to Right - Mr T Kannan (Fomer Joint Director News, All India Radio and Doordarshan), Mr K. Srinivasan (Founder), Mr E V K S Elangovan (President, Tamilnadu Congress Party), Dr S P Kirubanidhi (President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Tamilnadu), Mr S Narendra, Mr J Jayaseelan (Chief News Editor, Raj TV), Mr R Bhagwan Singh (Senior Journalist)

Panelists : From Left to Right - Mr T Kannan (Fomer Joint Director News, All India Radio and Doordarshan), Mr K. Srinivasan (Founder), Mr E V K S Elangovan (President, Tamilnadu Congress Party), Dr S P Kirubanidhi (President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Tamilnadu), Mr S Narendra, Mr J Jayaseelan (Chief News Editor, Raj TV), Mr R Bhagwan Singh (Senior Journalist)
Congress President E V K S Elangovan and BJP President Dr Kirubanidhi issuing joint statements
Setting a new trend in Tamilnadu Politics Mr E V K S Elangovan and Dr Kirubanidhi issuing a Joint Statement and shaking hands (Dr Kirubanidhi is heading the Tamilnadu wing of Bharatiya Janata Party ruling party in India ; Mr E V K S Elangovan is heading the Tamilnadu wing of Indian National Congress, the main opposition party in India)
Mr T Kannan, formerly Joint Director News of All India Radio and State owned Television channel Doordarshan anchoring the panel discussion
Mr T Kannan, formerly Joint Director News of All India Radio and State owned Television channel Doordarshan anchoring the panel discussion 
Mr R. Nagaraj Sharma, Chairman of Shapre Global Group of Companies presenting memento to Mr S Narendra
Mr R. Nagaraj Sharma, Chairman of Shapre Global Group of Companies presenting memento to Mr S Narendra
Crisis Communication - The Lessons to be learnt from American Crisis - Panel discussion

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Prime Point Foundation is a non-profit Trust incepted in December 1999, to create Communication awareness among all the people. 

K Srinivasan (Communication Strategist ) is the Founder and Chairman the Trust.
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