The National Seminar on Media & Formation was organized from February 17-20, 2018 at Nav Sadhana, Varanasi. The main purpose of this seminar was to help the formation personnel to be effective formators and empowered persons. 30 Formators, found their way to Nav Sadhana Campus in Varanasi, UP, in the northern plains of India to partake in the Seminar on “Media and Formation” from 17-20 February, 2018 organised by the CBCI-Office of Social Communications. The main organizer of the Seminar was Fr Varprasad Marneni, Secretary of the CBCI-OSC and Resource persons are: Rev. Fr. Joe Mannath, SDB (Secretary of CRI), Rev. Fr. Joshy Xavier, SJ., Rev Sr. Joeyanna D’ Souza, FSP., Rev. Fr. Varaprasad Marneni, Secretary CBCI-OSC.
The topics treated were – Foundations in Communication, Internet Uses and Abuses , Models and Theories of Communications, Benefits of Social Media, Internet Addiction, Pornography Addiction, the Church’s Response to Internet and Pornography Addiction today. It also included an evening of practical sessions on Blogging, and uploading videos on YouTube, which are very important for archiving and capturing important events for long term use.
The entire hosting management was capably taken care of by Fr. Wilfred Moras, Director of Nav Sadhana and Fr. Justy, Secretary of the OSC of Agra Region. Kudos to Fr. Varaprasad Marneni for the efficient, cost-effective organization and meticulous planning of the entire programme. Thanks to Bishop Eugene Joseph the Bishop of Varanasi, the Regional Chairman for the OSC, for taking active part in the Seminar and inspiring the members with his thought provoking Key Note Address.