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Dr. Anamika Ray National Media Lecture held

Updated: Dec 10, 2018

Inequality itself is the alarming term that arises for the rise of crime and can be eradicated through a sustainable social change which is possible at the beginning of our life.

“There is a need to change the whole communication process as the communication is only meant for dissemination of information today, whereas we should give importance on how communication mobilise those information”.


Dr. Anamika Ray National Media Lecture
Topic: “Global Health Inequalities: Communication Advocacy and Social Change”
Speaker: Prof. Mohan J Dutta, National University of Singapore

Speaking on Dr. Anamika Ray National Media Lecture here on December 20, 2017 at Gauhati University, Prof. Mohan J. Dutta of National University of Singapore emphasise the gradual losing status of health as an individual right. “The ‘health’ that we talk about today is limited to the concept of health care system that is more inclined towards profit or money making”, said Prof. Mohan J. Dutta who was invited to deliver the first ever National Media Lecture organised by Dr. Anamika Ray Memorial Trust with the support of Gauhati University and UNICEF.

The topic on which the Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Communication and New Media at National University of Singapore highlighted was “Global Health Inequalities: Communication Advocacy and Social Change”. Stressing the importance of Communication in eradicating the health inequalities through the process of transforming private health to public resources utilised for money making, Dutta further said, “There is a need to change the whole communication process as the communication is only meant for dissemination of information today, whereas we should give importance on how communication mobilise those information”.

In his inaugural address, Dr. Mridul Hazarika, the VC of Gauhati University said, “Inequality itself is the alarming term that arises for the rise of crime and can be eradicated through a sustainable social change which is possible at the beginning of our life”. The Vice Chair of Dr. Anamika Ray Memorial Trust(ARMT), R B Mahanta in his welcome address highlighted the history of the Trust that was created on October, 2017 and its way forward with the movement against the ‘Medical Terrorism’ that is gaining its ground day by day. Veena Kumari, the Communication Officer of UNICEF, Assam in her special remark gave the picture of rural area in the state that is suffering from most of the health hazards. The lecture programme was presided over by the Trust Chairperson and former Registrar, GU Prof. M C Sarma.

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