8th December 2023: Dr. Anamika Ray Memorial Trust, Guwahati organized its 7th Dr. Anamika Ray National Media Lecture online today evening.
The lecture was delivered online on the topic “Assumption of Post-Covid Realities and Communicating Real Life” by Dr. Golam Rahman, who is an educationist, media researcher, and communication expert of Bangladesh. Prof. Md. Golam Rahman is currently the editor of a Bangla daily “Ajker Potrika” and, he also served as the Chief Information Commissioner of the Government of Bangladesh. Formerly a professor of Dhaka University and many other universities in Bangladesh and abroad, Dr. Rahman focused on the rapid expansion of technology during and after COVID pandemic. While delivering the lecture he also emphasised the ethical issues that escalated after the Covid situation, which created a new phenomenon of thinking differently about real life. However, he is optimistic about having a drastic change in the communication behaviour and attitude of the people in the coming years with stability. The lecture was inaugurated by the Chairperson of the Trust Sri Rajat Baran Mahanta and moderated by a member of the Board of Trustees Dr. Geetanjali Goswami. The lecture was attended online by a host of academicians, students and communication professionals from South Asian countries.
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 the 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 and pioneer of educational broadcasting in 2020, Prof. Ujjwal K Chowdhury, Secretary, Global Media Education Council; Former Pro Vice-Chancellor, Adamas University, Kolkata; Dean, Symbiosis, Pune; Amity University, Mumbai and the 6th edition of this lecture was delivered by Prof. Sachchidanand Joshi, 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.
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.