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CSJMC at DU hosts inspirational interactive session with filmmaker Rima Das

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HT Correspondent
DIBRUGARH, Sept 9: The Centre for Studies in Journalism and Mass Communication (CSJMC) at
Dibrugarh University orchestrated a captivating interactive session featuring renowned filmmaker Rima
Das. The event took place at the Indira Miri conference hall, commencing at 3.15 pm, and saw a
remarkable turnout of students and faculty members from the CSJMC and other university students.
The event began with a touching lighting ceremony in homage to the iconic Dr Bhupen Hazarika.
Dr P K Gogoi, the chairperson of the Centre, along with esteemed guests Rima Das and Priyanka Baruah,
a film marketer and PR manager, graced the occasion. Both guests were honored for their outstanding
contributions to the Assamese Film Industry.
In a heartfelt gesture, students presented a special gift to Rima Das, expressing their admiration and
appreciation for her exceptional work in the film industry. Dr Gogoi delivered an introductory speech,
emphasizing the importance of such interactive sessions in nurturing talent and fostering creative
minds. He acknowledged the incredible strength, resilience, and achievements of women in all walks of
life, celebrating their contributions to society.
Rima Das, known for her exceptional storytelling skills, captivated the audience with an inspiring speech,
sharing her experiences and insights into the world of cinema. She discussed filmmaking as a powerful
medium for connecting with people on a deeper level, capturing emotions, sharing stories, and sparking
conversations that touch hearts and bring about positive transformations. She expressed her privilege in
being a part of this incredible art form and referred to the camera as her weapon.

She also discussed her Oscar-nominated film “Village Rockstars” and shared her experiences at the
Toronto International Film Festival with “Bulbul Can Sing” and “Tora’s Husband”. The interactive session
allowed attendees to engage with Rima Das and Priyanka Baruah, gaining valuable knowledge and
advice from these accomplished individuals.
The session included moments of fun and light-hearted conversations, creating a vibrant atmosphere
that encouraged interaction and networking among participants. To conclude the event, a student paid
a soulful tribute to Dr Bhupen Hazarika by singing one of his iconic songs, leaving everyone touched and

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