Mangalore, July 1: Cartoon Exhibition on behalf of the Journalism Day, organized by the Mangalore press Club and Dakshina Kannada Working Journalists Association was inaugurated here on Monday, July 01, 2013 in the press club, Mannagudda, Mangalore.
A formal function, followed by a guest lecturer and revealing of the photo of Dr Hermann Moegling, the founder and editor in chief of the Mangalore’s first Print Media, Mangalooru Samachara, was also held on the occasion.
Harini, wellknown cartoonist, inaugurated the Cartoon Exhibition, along with cartoonist Prashanth Shetty (Chitramita), Dinesh Holla and others. Variety of cartoons from 28 different cartoonists is on display. The exhibition is to carry on till Wednesday, July 3.
The formal function was inaugurated by lighting the auspicious lamp by Dr U B Rajalakshmi, erudite executive editor of Taranga, along with Lokesh Kayarga, guest lecture, P B Harish, President DKWJA, Srinivas Nayak Indaje, Secretary, DKWJA, Ramakrishna R, President, Mangalore Press Club were also present on the dais.
Addressing the gathering after the inauguration, Dr Rajalakshmi said that lots of positive changes and modernization has been carried out in the field of journalism. Women are present in large numbers, in various fields, but in comparation, its quite low in the field of journalism.
Women have been restricted to particular fields in our society. There is need for the women to take the tasks challenging and move forward successfully in journalism, she added.
On his guest lecture, a well known journalist, Lokesh Kayarga said that the main aspect of the news has remained the same till date, but the methodology and the style of presentation has changed. Technology and advancement has highly affected the field of journalism. The speed of this generation has been main problem with the journalism, as it difficult to follow it.
From the year 2007, 7 years from now, a great revolution has taken taken place in the publications. The total circulation in India stands up to nearly 35 crores, which the highest in the whole world, compared to other nations, hence it is a clear cut indication that the print media is secure atleast for 50 more years. The vernacular linguistic print media circulation in our state stands to around 20 lakhs, while the Malayalam Manorama in Kerala, alone has a circulation of nearly 20 lakhs. while comparing these facts, the circulation of our state is bit low, as per records.
Developments in rural regions have again helped in the revolution. Modernization and advancement of page outlook is another factor that supports the regard. People nowadays have lots of options with news, whereas there is a need for a re introduction of old hits like Chandamama, Balamangala and others to get into filed, so as to help to grow interest among the young minds to go on reading.
The visual media are more on focusing on the crime related aspects, but this has to be looked in carefully. Room for improvement for the Kannada or other local linguistic websites are lesser, compared to that of English web medias.Youths have be encouraged to get into the field, so as to get freshness and positive changes in the coming days.
Harish Rai welcomed and Ramakrishna proposed the vote of thanks.
Report By : Driti / Pics By : Sathish Kapikad