DIBRUGARH: "The way cinema is influenced by society, similarly society also influences cinema. It is a two-way process affecting each other," said Ankan Rajkumar, while delivering as the invited speaker on the occasion of World Movie Day-2021 celebrated on Saturday at DHSK Commerce College here.
The Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences have been organizing the Global Movie Day on 2nd Saturday of February every year since 2020 and have urged the movie-lovers across the world to celebrate the day with different movie-related activities. In response to the same, the day-long programme was organized to attract the new generation towards quality movies. The Assamese department of DHSK Commerce College in association with the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) as well as students' union of the institution organized the special oration on the theme 'Cinema : Life, Art and Society'.
Rajkumar, a promising cine-critic and an assistant professor at the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism in Assam Women's University, Jorhat speaking on the topic said, "A film may be subject-centric, relationship with art may be limited. Cinema was not initially looked at from the point of view of art. Cinema was accepted as a kind of scientific anxiety at that time. 125 years old Cinema has undergone incredible changes in the past."
Prasanta Das, vice principal of the college, who chaired the programme, praised the effort of all concerned for celebrating the day. Participating as a distinguished guest, Dr. Bhupesh Bhagawati, Head, Department of Commerce highlighted the various aspects regarding making of the movies along with throwing light on different political perspectives of some movies in the present-day context. During the interaction programme with the invited speaker, Luku Marang, Head, Department of English opined about relevance of the movies in life as well as thought process. Prominent movies were also screened on the occasion. The event was attended by students, teachers, and staff.
Earlier, Professor Nabajyoti Dutta, Head, Department of Assamese, explained the significance of celebrating the day. The day-long programme came to an end with the singing of the State anthem O Mur Apunor Desh.