Govt running on contingency plans in tackling immigration in Assam: AIMT seminar
A national seminar-cum-academic discussion on “Exodus of Rohingyas from Rakhine State of Myanmar: Implications for Assam” was organised at the Asian Institute of Management and Technology, Guwahati at the college premise.
Coming down heavily on both Centre and the State governments for their alleged laid-back attitude in tackling issues relating to immigration, senior journalist and consulting editor of G Plus, Rajeev Bhattacharyya has said that the entire government machinery in the country is running on contingency plans.
“Governments, both at Centre and State, are running on contingency plans. No government has any clear cut policies to tackle issues like illegal immigration in Assam” Bhattacharyya said while delivering his speech as the guest speaker.
Bhattacharyya, who visited Myanmar as a journalist to take stick of the situation coming out of the Rohingyas issue recently, also shared some ground-zero reports in this regard. Interacting with students, he also shared the possible implications of exodus of Rohingyas in reference to militancy in the North-east.
Participating in the seminar, senior journalist Mrinal Talukdar expressed hope over the ongoing process in completion of NRC. “Every major stake holder of the immigration movement is getting benefits from the issue. Only the common people are passing sleepless nights in this regard. It’s time for all of us to support the NRC process and try hard to get an error-free NRC,” he said.
BJP leader Mira Borthakur, RSS activist Ranjib Sharma, social activist Tinnat Atifa Masood and social thinker Prof Ismail Hussain also spoke during the programme.
The seminar was organised on the concluding day of the CONVENSTER 2K17, a two-day-long annual flagship event of the Department of Mass Communication of Asian Institute of Management and Technology (AIMT) that took place on November 24-25.
Meanwhile, Vivek Borah and Kaustove Moni Kakoty were selected as the winners of Young Journalist Award 2017.
Borah won the award in print category for his story on witch hunting, which appeared on Purvanchal Prahari newspaper while, Kakoty won the award in electronic section for his heart-touching story on the devastation of flood caused by Ranganadi river in Lakhimpur district which appeared on Pratidin Time.
Participating in a talk show, G Plus Campus Talk, on “Mobile Theatre in Assam, leading actress and theatre personality Zerifa Wahid on Friday stressed on the improvement of mobile theatre movement in the State. “It’s always great to be associated with mobile theatre in the State,” she said, while elaborating on various challenges faced by the mobile theatre groups of the State. “Each and every student should try to be associated with this industry, at least they should try to see theatres in life,” she added.
Earlier on Friday, principal of the college Dr Niren Deka inaugurated the programme. Various competitions like Pictogram 2017, a photo exhibition and contest, Monologue, Quiz and Anchoring etc., were organised as a part of the event.
In Pictogram, over 150 entries were received from students of various parts of the State which was held on four themes, namely Social Responsibility, Fashion, Vintage and Portrait. The winners of the photography competitions are Aboyob Bhuyan (Social Responsibility), Khanjan Baruah (Vintage), Priyangshu Paul (Fashion) and Kaushik Bhattacharjee (Portrait). In Quiz section, a team of Antariksh Barma and Anurag Borgohain won first prize. Gaurab Gautam Saha and Runjun Borah won first prizwes in Monologue and Quiz competitions respectively.