Nagaland: IPR skill upgradation training programme concludes

Ayieno Kechu, Media Secretary, Chief Minister’s Office, and Yirmiyan Arthur, Deputy News Director of Asia Pacific at the Associated Press. (DIPR Photo)

Ayieno Kechu, Media Secretary, Chief Minister’s Office, and Yirmiyan Arthur, Deputy News Director of Asia Pacific at the Associated Press. (DIPR Photo)

Kohima, May 24 (MExN): In a move to empower Nagaland’s Information & Public Relations (IPR) officers and staff, a two-day skill upgradation training programme concluded at the Directorate of Information & Public Relations, Kohima, on May 24.

During the training, Media Secretary, Chief Minister’s Office, Ayieno Kechu emphasised the importance of maintaining a strong work ethic, being consistent, and exhibiting unwavering commitment to their duties. She underscored the significance of the officers’ roles, urging them to strive for excellence and embrace the concept of lifelong learning.

Director IPR, Dzuvinuo Theunuo with officers, resource persons and participants of the Skill Upgradation Training at Conference Hall, DIPR Kohima on May 24. (DIPR Photo)

Yirmiyan Arthur, Deputy News Director of Asia Pacific at the Associated Press, highlighted the unique position of IPR officers and staff as the first information providers for the people of Nagaland. She encouraged the trainees to leverage this advantage and communicate effectively, while also maintaining transparency and credibility during times of crisis.

The training also featured insightful sessions led by Joint Director, IPR Asangla Imsong, who emphasised the importance of reporting during crises and the need to provide accurate and clear information to the public. She stressed the importance of capturing relevant details and engaging with the public through digital channels, while cautioning against the disclosure of sensitive or classified information.

Joint Director, IPR, Simon Teilia underscored the significance of maintaining positive interpersonal relationships within the IPR department, emphasising the importance of treating everyone equally.