Bhubaneswar: The Odisha information and public relations(I & PR) minister, Raghunandan Das, directed the district public relations officers(DIPROs) to use electronic platform for dissemination of information and preservation of rare documents, photographs and books.

Addressing the one-day State-level conference of DIPROs, here on Wednesday, the minister said that the information officers should work for digital conservation of rare documents, photos, documentaries for the posterity. He also suggested for development and management of e-library at district and block levels.

The minister stressed on inculcating 5Ts mantras of chief minister Naveen Patnaik in work culture.

The I & PR secretary, Sanjay Singh, urged the DIPROs to prepare themselves as a revolutionary change is taking place media sphere. He stressed on re-training of information officers in view of the new media technology. He suggested for electronic inter-linking of e-libraries for optimal use of repositories.

The I & PR director, Krupasindhu Mishra, directed the DIPROs to highlight the successful stories of government’s plans, programmes and welfare schemes.

Additional director Niranjan Sethi urged the DIPROs to carry forward the advises, suggestions given by the minister, secretary and director.

Joint director Bipin Bihari Barik, Subas Chandra Supakar, deputy director Barada Prasanna Das, Pramod Kumar Mallick, deputy secretary Durga Prasad Maharana and Duryodhan Behera were present.