Srinagar, Aug 01 : Director Information and Public Relations (DIPR) Dr Sherish Asghar Thursday said that her priorities will be to strengthen the relations between the government and people further.
“It (DIPR) is an important department and our priorities will be to strengthen the relations between the government and people further. DIPR is face of the government,” she told news agency after taking charge as Director DIPR.
Sherish, who was Deputy Commissioner Budgam till recently, said media is the fourth pillar of democracy and she understands its importance. “As an officer I want relationship with press should remain positive and healthy. Media has an important role to play in today’s world,” she said.
Asked how DIPR would play its role to help out media persons to discharge their duties freely, the Director said, “Reporter in today’s scenario has to work under difficult conditions on ground. We will sit with them and hold an interaction with all stakeholders and see where they face problems and where we can help them out.”
“I will also discuss these issues with my officers,” she added. (KNS)