News Reporters meet was held on 29 August
2014 at Manav Rachna University, Faridabad. The occasion was to bring together
the student editors from all schools subscribing the student newspaper, NIE. The
meet began at 10’0clock in the morning. All the young reporters were given a
All the students had been initially (before
the event) given a novel to read, ‘The PetPost Secret’ and the event was a
question-answer round; we could ask one question to the resident editor of
Times of India, Mr Vikas Singh or the author of the book, ‘The PetPost secret’-
Mrs Radhika R. Dhariwal. Before the
question-answer round, Vikas sir and Radhika ma’am had a small talk with us.
Then the organiser announced the commencement of the round.
Most of the questions that were addressed
to Vikas sir were about journalism. One such question was “What do you expect
from the reporters of NIE?” He requested the organizer to answer the query. Ma’am
told us that we are the budding journalists, speakers and writers. As NIE is student’s
newspaper; we as students know what children of our age would like to read. She
also said that we should write for NIE.
‘The PetPost Secret’ was a debut novel by
Radhika ma’am. A lot of students asked how should one go about writing a novel,
as writing such lengthy scripts was not an easy task and all Radhika ma’am said
was that one needs to have patience while writing a novel. Jayagauri and myself(reporters
from our school) had questions which were related to the novel and our answer
was that she is going to make a sequel!
Autographed copies of the novel were given
to the students.
This was a great opportunity for both of us
and we shall cherish it. We both thank our school for believing in us that we
can represent our school at such august gathering.