Education

Training workshop for Media students held at SALU

By: Adeel Alvi

SUKKUR: A one-day training workshop on “Role of social media for social change” held at Shah Abdul Latif University, (SALU), Khairpur, jointly organized by the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) and Bhittai Social Watch, Advocacy, Department of Media and Communication Studies and Young Peace Development Corp. (YPDC) on Saturday.
Vice Chancellor (VC), SALU, Prof Dr Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto, presided over the workshop, honorary guests were, dean faculty of Social Sciences, Prof Dr Taj Muhammad Lashari and Station Manager, APP Sukkur Station, Jamil Soomro.
Speaking the workshop, Prof Dr Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto said Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur is being provided ample opportunities of learning and capacity building for students. He said youth may use the social media for positive change in the society adding that the use of social media is imperative for the socio-economic change of the society. Dr Ibupoto appreciated the efforts of the organizers of this workshop.
Prof Dr Taj Muhammad Lashari,remarked that there are aspects of the social media, positive and negative, he stressed to utilize the all gadgets for positive change for development of the state, progress and for peace narrative.
Jamil Soomro, talking about APO, told that the premier news agency is serving the nation since 1947 by providing an accurate, objective, uninterrupted flow of the news. He said APP is providing authentic news content through its multiple platforms. He appreciated the efforts of the incumbent Vice Chancellor in the patronage of the area for their positive mindset as well his team for organizing such types of workshop for knowledge sharing and transforming.

Master Trainer, Sajjad Hussain Bhatti, said that the social media contributes as an effective catalyst for social change adding that the social media boast the society and social elements are the most significant tools for motivating and discouraging people.
Executive Director BSWA, Khadim Hussain Mirani, Incharge Students Societies Centre, Dr Ali Raza Lashari conducted the proceedings of the workshop. The certificates were distributed among the participants.
Secretary to Vice Chancellor, Zohaib Shafqat Memon, Project Manager BSWA Ms Fozia Hanif and large number of students attended the workshop.

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