GUWAHATI, March 9 - Connections-2020, the annual meeting of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication Alumni Association (IIMCAA), North East Chapter, which was held here on Saturday evening, discussed at length various issues about the contemporary media profession and called upon journalists to focus more on the positive things that have been taking place in the north-eastern region for the benefit of readers and viewers.
The meeting discussed the need for the media to tell the positive developments in the North East in the wake of gradual waning of armed insurgency movements, and asked the media fraternity to look at various interesting, positive and inspiring stories from the region.
Members of the IIMC Alumni Association also underlined the need for inspiring increasing number of brilliant students from the North East to join the Indian Institute of Mass Communication and expand the network of professionally qualified journalists within the region.
Members expressed their satisfaction over the fact that more students from different parts of the country are now opting for joining the NE campus of the IIMC in Aizawl, Mizoram.
The meeting expressed happiness that the permanent Aizawl campus of IIMC is nearing completion, and requested the authorities concerned to make it functional from the new academic session.
The meeting, presided over by veteran journalist Samudra Gupta Kashyap was attended among others by senior IIMC alumni and leading tourism entrepreneur Jahnabi Phookan, AIR Guwahati special correspondent Manas Pratim Sarma, Arunachal Pradesh IFS officer Pee-Lee Ete, Guwahati-based journalist Manoj Khandelwal and a few others.