TEZPUR, Sept 14: With a vision of inculcating social consciousness and responsibility among the students of Tezpur University, the Mass Communication and Journalism department hosted a workshop on ‘Raising Social Awareness among Students’, in collaboration with The Buddha Institute, at the council hall of the university on Tuesday.
The workshop further continued with the screening of a 10-minute video about social issues in North East India and the work done by various development focused organisations in this regard.
Ranjan Deb, executive, The Buddha Institute delivered a session on ‘Social Sector and Awareness’. This was followed by a student panel discussion on the topic ‘Hopes & Aspirations of the Students around Social Sector Opportunities’ which was moderated by Pradyut Bhattacharjee.
Other highlights of the event include sessions by Manas Rabha, program director, ‘Seven Sisters Development Assistance’ (SeSTA), an NGO based in Assam; Luftur Rahman, founder and director of operations for Xenon Farm Tech Private Limited, a start-up for new-age machinery in the field of agriculture, and Gopa Gangotri Shyam, executive at SeSTA, sharing their journey and rewarding experiences of working in the development sector.
The workshop began with the felicitation of the guest speakers and welcome address by Dr. Anjuman Borah, assistant professor at MCJ department and coordination of the workshop. Prof. Abhijit Borah, professor and head of the MCJ department delivered the opening remarks. This was followed with the briefing about the objectives, design and outcomes of the workshop to the attendees by Pradyut Bhattacharjee, theme lead, The Buddha Institute.
Around 100 students and research scholars from various departments and centers of the university participated in the event.