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How much social is social media: Prof. Sachchidanand Joshi

Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University Prof. Pratap J Handique on Friday inaugurated the sixth edition of Dr. Anamika Ray National Media Lecture at
P.D. Hall, Gauhati University.

Dr. Anamika Ray Memorial Trust, Guwahati in collaboration with
Department of Communication and Journalism, Gauhati University organised the programme.

The 6th edition of this lecture series was based on the theme, “How much social is the social media” which was delivered by Prof. Sachchidanand Joshi, renowned author, actor, poet, historian, and communication scientist.

He 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.

The lecture was presided over by the Chairperson of the Trust Rajat Baran Mahanta.

The students from different media institutes and universities attend the lecture along with a host of invitees.

Dr. Anamika Ray Memorial Trust organized 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.

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