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Participants throng Cotton College media fest

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, May 23 � The Centre for Mass Communication and Journalism (CMCJ), Cotton College in collaboration with the Association of Past and Present Office Bearers of Cotton College Union Society (APPOCCUS) organized a day-long media fest, Confluence 2010, recently at the Sudmersen Hall of the Cotton College.

Dr IK Bhattacharya, Principal Cotton College, inaugurated the fest and appreciated the efforts put by CMCJ in organizing the conference. Dr Abhijit Bordoloi, co-ordinator of the CMCJ appreciated the enthusiasm showed by the participants and wished them all the best for the various competitions organized in the fest.

Pics-o-click, the photography competition marked the beginning of the contests. Speak Out, the news anchoring contest attracted the maximum number of participants. Total five students were selected from the initial competition here in the news anchor hunt competition and they would be screened by a private satellite channel.

The day-long competitions saw the participation of a large number of students from various media institutes in a battle of skill and intelligence, stated a press release.

The media fest also witnessed the release of a Science Calendar by eminent scientist of the State Dr Dinesh Chandra Goswami. While taking part in an open session later, Dr Goswami stressed on the need of popularizing science communication through various means.

PJ Baruah, executive editor of The Assam Tribune judged the news writing competition titled as Stance. Speaking on the occasion, he stressed on the need for more such media events among the mass communication students to strengthen the media culture in the State.

The visual story writing competition Meaningful Joint, cartoon drawing competition Cartoonised and debating competition Encounter were also a part of the fest, mentioned the statement.

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