A one day Media Orientation Programme was conducted for the Local Media Coordinators (LMC) of the Province of Shillong on 11 February 2017 at Auxilium Convent, Nongthymmai – Shillong. Sixteen of them were present for the programme and were also joined by the ten Sisters of the Intensive Juniorate. Shri Thomas Lim, Editor of Meghalaya Times, an English daily of hte state was the resource person for the day.
An inaugural function opened the one day orientation program. The theme that led the gathering was “Being Today Responsible Communicators”. On this day the General Coordinator of the Province, Sr. Agatha Shadap gave a message to the participants. She highlighted on the message of the Holy Father Pope Francis on the 51st World Communications Day which calls everyone to be communicators of trust and hope. During the morning sessions, Shri Thomas Lim dealt on the topic, “Role of Media Persons in the Society, Church and Family” Through powerpoint presentation and video clippings the resource person discussed with the participants on how to be effective communicators; being instruments of change in the Society, Church and Family.
The afternoon session was chaired by the Coordinator of Social Communication Sr. Euginia Laloo. During the session the sisters had ample time for discussion, sharing and clarification on the way media activities could be conducted in the respective communities. The group also came up with some concrete programmes for the beneficiaries of their mission and the preparation of the animation kit for the World Communications Day.
Concluding the day, the participants had a short prayer moment in which they surrendered to God all the plan and activities to be carried out during the course of the year.