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Explora’17 in Dakshin Kamrup College, Mirza

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MIRZA, Feb 14: The media department of Dakshin Kamrup College, Mirza organized an exhibition-cum-open platform/stage called ‘Explora’17: Sanjog Setu’ during the college week recently. Different craft works, paintings, photography by students, along with other communicative tools which represent the traditiol and cultural heritage of Dakshin Kamrup area, were displayed. All the things presented in the exhibition were made up of household wastes.

The Explora’17 was iugurated by Ibson Lal Baruah, renowned musician and lyricist from Mumbai. The open stage was the main attraction of the day. The students who feel hesitated to take part in the competitions due to lack of confidence and support performed freely on the Open Stage given by Explora’17 and there the students enjoyed a lot. One of the students of the college, Indrani  Kalita, said: “We have opened up ourselves. We don’t want to be competitors, we want to be participants. I want to thank the Centre for Media Studies, the organizers of Explora’17 for giving us the opportunity to express ourselves.”

After the iuguration, Ibson Lal Baruah sang a few songs under the tree on the open stage of Explora’17 and gave a motivatiol speech to the students. In this programme a poetic adda called “Akap Ronga Sah Aru Kabitare Adda Kobi Prab Kumar Barman or Hoite” was arranged wherein along with the famous poet Prab Kumar Barmabout 3,000 students and the professors of the college with some other people from Dakshin Kamrup area interacted with the poet. In the poetic adda Ibson L Baruah took the guiter on and sang some of his well known songs which made the adda more interesting. Another interactive session was organized between Web Designer Bishnu Saikia and the students regarding News Media and Jourlism. The most interesting part of the entire Explora’17 was the musical adda called “Rupam Bhuyan’r Sangit aru Adda”. About 10,000 students were present in the musical adda where famous singer Rupam Bhuyan sang some of his songs along with some of Jayanta Hazarika’s songs. The singer answered the queries of the students regarding music.

The famous singer said, “Dakshin Kamrup College can teach as to how college week can be celebrated. I am overwhelmed. Explora will always remain in my heart as an emotion, a bridge which connects everyone. I thank the Centre for Media Studies for the wonderful creation.”

On February 11, the last day of Explora’17, a bulletin published by the Department. “CMS Bulletin” was launched by Dr. Chandan Kumar Goswami of Mass Communication Department, GU. Biki Sarmah, a student from the department, worked as the editor of the bulletin under the guidance of Sailen Das and Joyjit Deka, the two professors of the department. Dr. Ramesh Chandra Kalita, the Principal of Dakshin Kamrup College, Mirza said that he is proud of the different initiatives taken by the Centre for Media Studies along with the students from other departments also.

The puppetry show med “Kei Thike Ase …?” organized by team Explora has added life to an extinct culture of our society. The Head of th Department Sailen Das informed that In the upcoming days apart from being confined within the books they will perform other social activities.   

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Ankur Kalita