As part of our enhanced public diplomacy outreach and our commitment to take the objectives of our foreign policy to the people at the grassroots-level, the External Publicity and Public Diplomacy Division of the Ministry of External Affairs launched an initiative titled ‘Videsh Aaya Pradesh ke Dwaar’ in Hyderabad.
The initiative involves MEA’s engagement with the regional media based in different cities across India who have carved their own space and have a unique and wide readership profile. Through our direct interaction with the local media, the Ministry desires to communicate our foreign policy priorities in simple terms, highlight the benefits accruing to the common people through our diplomatic efforts and bring the domain of foreign policy closer to the people. It is also intended to create a pool of media professionals interested in foreign policy and guide them in connecting with the MEA.
The initiative was launched in Hyderabad, a key center for Telugu and Urdu media, by Shri Raveesh Kumar, Official Spokesperson & Joint Secretary (External Publicity) of the Ministry of External Affairs. To bring a topic of interest to the local media, Shri Nagendra Prasad, Joint Secretary (Gulf) in MEA and a native Telugu speaker, gave a brief presentation about India’s relations with the Gulf. A general presentation about the functioning of the MEA was also made.
The event was attended by around 40 Editors and representatives from the main media organizations based in Hyderabad.