|Streetplays on social issues at GU|
JALUKBARI, Nov 27 - The Department of Communication and Journalism, Gauhati University yesterday performed streetplays on two topics titled Error 404 and Awareness on the demonetisation on the lanes within the university campus, which attracted a large number of passers-by.
A scene from the streetplay Error 404
Error 404 strove to draw attention to the misuse of social sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube and Wikipedia. The play witnessed the views, opinions and comments on the recent burning issues like demonetisation, Citizenship Bill (2016), surgical strike, etc., that went viral on the social sites. The play tried to create awareness among the people to use the social sites ethically. It tried to put forward the argument that these social media sites are not responsible for any misconception that arises in society, but the people who use them are.
The other play Awareness on the demonetisation tried to make the public aware about the regulation of new currency. This included the procedures involved in the exchange of old currency with new ones, the necessary steps like filling up a form and the related information. The play also tried to caution people about the opportunists who are running their own business of profit in the name of exchanging old currency with the new currency of high denomination.