|Makhanlal varsity to help set up mass com institute in State|
BHOPAL, Nov 28 - The Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism & Mass Communication, Bhopal will help and guide the Government of Assam to set up the Lakshminath Bezbaroa Institute of Mass Communication and Printing Technology. This was assured by Dr BK Kuthiala, Vice-Chancellor of the university, while speaking at an interactive programme with the Goodwill Mission team comprising 14 journalists of Assam sent by the Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR), to Madhya Pradesh on November 26.
Addressing the team of journalists, the VC said that the Makhanlal Chaturvedi University is the only university of journalism and mass communication in India, having completed 25 years of journalism, which imparts education to 1,200 students in 25 courses of modern digital journalism in the country. The VC thanked the Government of Assam for sending the team to the university as it would strengthen the relations between the two States of Madhya Pradesh and Assam in the field of journalism. This process should go on, he added.
Recalling his experiences in the 1980s in Assam, Dr Kuthiala said that Assam has a tradition of constructive journalism. He added that the role played by the premier daily of the North-east, The Assam Tribune in healthy journalism is well-known by the intellectual circles of the country. The primary objective of journalism should be to create an environment for a healthy society, which was shown by Narada, the celestial saint, who was a mass communicator par excellence, he added.
In the function, 14 mediapersons from different districts of Assam, Pranjit Hazarika, Deputy Director, IPR, Assam, Z Ahmed Tapaddar, LO, IPR, Assam also took part.
From the university side, Prof Lajpat Ahuja, Prof Deepak Sharma, Prof Sanjay Dwivedi and students of different faculties took part in the deliberations with the journalists’ team from Assam.