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6th Dr Anamika Ray National Media Lecture on “How much social is the Social Media”

23rd September, 2022: Dr. Anamika Ray Memorial Trust, Guwahati in collaboration with Department of Communication and Journalism, Gauhati University organized its 6th Dr. Anamika Ray National Media Lecture at P.D. Hall, Gauhati University on 23 September, 2022.

The 6th edition of this lecture series was on the theme, “How much social is the social media” delivered by , Prof. Sachchidanand Joshi, renowned author, actor, poet, historian and communication scientist, who is currently the Member Secretary of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi, and former Vice-Chancellor of Kushabhau Thakre University of Journalism and Mass Communication, Raipur and a former Dean and founder registrar of Makhanlal Chaturvedi University of Mass Communication, Bhopal.

Prof. Joshi touched upon the fact, whether the society was on the threshold of becoming Anti Social as it was clouded by Social Media Addiction. He’ll discuss the pros and cons of the explicit and implicit hidden commercial motives that stretches the limits of the addiction of social media. The lecture was presided over by the Chairperson of the Trust Sri Rajat Baran Mahanta. The students from different media institutes and universities will attend this lecture along with a host of invitees.

Dr. Anamika Ray Memorial Trust organizes a national media lecture every year to emphasize its vision to enhance media education. The first Lecture was delivered by Prof. Mohan Jyoti Dutta of National University of Singapore in 2017, followed by Dr Jatin Srivastava of Ohio University, USA in 2018; Dr. Pallavi Guha of Towson University, USA and formerly journalist of BBC (UK) in 2019, Dr. R. Sreedher, Emeritus Professor, AIMC; Former Director, CEMCA; EMPC, IGNOU, New Delhi; AIR, Doordarshan; EMC, Anna University, IIT Roorkee in 2020 and Prof. Ujjwal K Chowdhury, Secretary, Global Media Education Council; Former Pro Vice Chancellor, Adamas University, Kolkata; Dean, Symbiosis, Pune; Amity University, Mumbai.

The trust is a Guwahati based NITI Aayog registered educational and research non-profit organization established in 2015. ARMT has pioneered the Anti-Medical Terrorism movement in the region, working studiously for the patients’ rights and responsibilities since its inception with a mission mode of recognition ‘Right to Health’ as one of the Fundamental Rights in the Indian Constitution.

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