SAMVAD, an autonomous body, is a registered society under Societies Registration Act 1860 having Registration No.130 of 2007-08. This Society came into existence on 12-02-2008 to coordinate the publicity and advertising activities of the Government, and to cater to the corporate communication requirements of various organizations of the State Government. The main objective of SAMVAD is to provide communication support to various developmental activities undertaken by the State for Socially Aimed Management of Communication and Value Added Dissemination of Information. This Society as an autonomous multimedia development communication agency not only provides working flexibility to the publicity work but also provide an opportunity to create facilities in terms of professional manpower and infrastructural requirement for present-day media handling. This Society has a team of talented professionals from the field of creative writing, media, advertising, editing, film-making, photography, graphic art and other allied disciplines of mass communication. This Society as a part of the Department of Information, Public Relations and Languages, Haryana also uses the services of the field offices of the Department for field-level execution of the communication projects. For most of its activities, the Society will soon have in-house facilities that include professional video production, offset printing, computer-aided designing. Some of the other main activities to be included under the umbrella of the society are turnkey communication solutions, film production, production of publicity literature, and advertising.
Samvad renders professional and high tech communication services to the Government and other institutions and organizations of various developmental initiatives, achievements, programs and policies. The work relating to advertising and publicity in its varied forms is also taken up by the Society in right earnest at pre production level.
It is worthwhile to mention here that Samvad has been declared as an approved source for producing quality publicity materials and taking up of various jobs and tasks relating to communication and media support and for designing, production and printing of publicity materials for various department and institutions under the control of Haryana Government vide order no. 8/11/2008 3PP dated 21-10-2008. Samvad has also been declared as an approved agency for releasing all display advertisements relating to all Government departments of Haryana institutions, bodies, organisations Boards, Corporations, Cooperative institutions under the control of Haryana Government vide order no. 8/41/2009-3PP dated 28-8-2009.
PUBLICATION AND PRINTING OF MAGAZINES
The Society has taken up the work of publication and printing of the monthly magazines of Information, Public Relations and Languages Department namely Haryana Samvad along with its supplement Krishi Samvad in Hindi from August 2008 and Haryana Review from September 2008 in English. Panjabi Magazine named Haryana Samvad (Panjabi) now “Ubharda Haryana” has also been taken up from April 2010. Presently following magazines are being published monthly:
- Haryana Samvad
- Krishi Samvad
- Haryana Rewiew
- Ubharda Haryana