From a Correspondent
Tezpur, Feb 22: A two-day semir and workshop on Gandhian Philosophy and Peace Jourlism began on Wednesday at the Department of Mass Communication and Jourlism of Tezpur University. The programme, organized by the department in collaboration with Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, was iugurated by Prof. PK Das, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the university. In his introductory remarks, jourlist PJ Baruah said that Gandhi introduced a novel way of seeking justice. Speaking on the topic ‘Peace jourlism in theory and practice: observations on India’s Northeast’, freelance jourlist and author Rajeev Bhattacharyya shared his experiences of reporting in the conflict areas. He urged the jourlists to stick to objectivity and accuracy.
Prof. Abhijit Borah, Head of the Department of MCJ, gave welcome address at the beginning of the semir. In his speech, he highlighted the recent achievements of the department as the best mass communication department among Indian universities in the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2018. Prof Borah also added that it was now a big responsibility on the part of the MCJ department to live up to this achievement.