JALUKBARI, May 9 - The students of the Department of Communication and Journalism, Gauhati University are holding a daylong event christened �Lokoranggam� on May 11 on the university premises.
The event will comprise a student conclave on the theme, �Media, youth and regionalism� to be moderated by senior journalist Mrinal Talukdar, a putola nach and a bhaona.
According to Dr Ankuran Dutta, head of the department, the event is unique and relies on a broad spectrum. It will be an attempt at reviving the folk culture with modern communication elements that are acceptable to the general masses. The main objective of the putola nach and the bhaona is to communicate with the common people and disseminate information about developmental schemes. The bhaona �Rukmini Haran� directed by Jhunakangkon Bhuyan, will be performed by the students of the department in the evening.
Subrat Dutta, coordinator of the conclave, said that the student conclave would discuss current socio-economic and political issues from the perspective of different student bodies and give the students the opportunity to express their opinions.
The event organizers also informed that the putola nach would showcase how people are easily influenced and manipulated by fake news and misinformation.