Information and Publicity
The department of information is working in Chikmaglaur since 1995 in its own building adjacent to Deputy Commissioner's office. As the very title i.e. " Information & Publicity Department " indicates the main purpose functions of the department. Its main activities is to educate the public, that to those who live mainly in rural areas regarding the plans, programmes launched by the Government, both State, Central Government, for the welfare of the common people. This is being done by publishing the information in the media like daily newspapers, All India Radio and TV act.,
The Department has a mobile van with L.C.D. projector. It tours at least 15-20 days in a month. Mainly in Rural areas and arranges exhibitions documentary film show etc., and there by creates awareness among the common people. It also distributes the periodicals and other posters, banners published by the Central Office like " Janapada " - A Kannada monthly magazines and " March of Karnataka " in English.
The department participate in almost all programmes arranged by Government offices, public and other VIP's function the District and Collects the News and Information for the publications in local and other leading State level Papers, A.I.R., TV.
The department also provides its vehicles to the press reporters to enable them to attend the public meetings and functions of Minister's, Political Parties etc., in the District. It also acts as an agent between the public and the Government The public grievances will be made to reach the Government and concerned ministers.The department ha got a library of its on in the office premises and public can make use of this during working days.
In addition to the routine work the department undertakes a comprehensive propaganda, twice in a year thereby creates awareness in the public about the developmental programmes of different Govt. departments.
During the "Golden Jubilee Anniversary of India's Independence day ( 50 Years of Independence ) ie., in 1997 the department had arranged an unique program under the title " A MEMORY OF 50th" enlighted among the students in more than 100 schools the incidents occured before independence. Through such persons who personally involved in the struggle for India's Independence. During this current year 2000-2001, the department has launched a programme "Millenium - A thought" & there by create awareness amon the students.
In addition to the district information office at District Headquarters in Chickmagalur, there is an Asistant Director's Office at Tarikere also.
Important Daily/Weekly Newpapers
For Further Details Please contact :
Dept. of Information
D.C.Office Compund, Chickmagalur - Ph. 08262-231249