North East Youth Conclave organised

Programmes in the North East

The Department of Mass Communication & Journalism, Tezpur University in collaboration with Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New Delhi organized a three day North East Youth Conclave on the theme ‘Role of Youth in Contributing to a Culture of Peace and Non-violence’ during September 6-8 2019. A total of 150 participants from 18 institutions across North East India participated in the Conclave. The conclave witnessed a most wonderful confluence of youthful energy, vibrancy and enthusiasm that demonstrated the power and potential of youth people to create change in the world.
The inaugural ceremony was graced by Senior Journalist Samudra Gupta Kashyap as the Chief Guest, prominent social activist Dibyajyoti Saikia as special invitee and Gulshan Gupta, the North East Coordinator of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti as part of the guest panel. The dais was also graced by Dr. Joya Chakraborty, Head, Department of MCJ-TU and Prof. Abhijit Borah, former Head and Professor in the Department.
The Head of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Dr. Joya Chakraborty delivered the welcome address. Gulshan Gupta shared his insights on Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti. Speaking on the occasion, he quoted, “By birth, we are all non-violent.” Following this, the inaugural address was delivered by Professor Abhijit Bora, Department of Mass Communication and Journalism.
• SESSION I: Understanding a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence in the Context of North-East
• SESSION II: Towards a Science of Human Strengths and Virtues
• SESSION III: Education for Cultivating Peace, Harmony and self-improvement
• SESSION IV: Understanding the Chemistry of a Social Emotion
• SESSION V: Building an Emotion through Skills for Peace and Harmony
• SESSION VI: Conflict Resolution - Tools and Strategies-I
• SESSION VII: Conflict Resolution - Tools and Strategies-II
• SESSION VIII: Tools and Skill Practice Preparation of Presentation for ‘Appreciating Diversity’
Valedictory Session
The valedictory session of the North East Youth Conclave began on the afternoon of the third day of the conclave, that is, August 8th, 2019. The session was hosted by Abhilash Bapanasha and Sangita Kalita, students of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Tezpur University.
A drama presentation that was prepared under the guidance of the resource persons from banglanatakdotcom, Ms. Suravi Sarkar and Mr. Santu Guchait. It involved a video telecast of the previous day’s (Session VI and VII) exercises. The theme of the performance was surrounded around Racism (racial conflict faced by people belonging to the Mongoloid race in India), Social evils and superstitions, and Cyber bullying. It dealt with different kinds of conflicts, how one deals with them in real life and how one can resolve differences by means of peace and justice. It showed that addressing small issues and working towards resolving the underlying factors of conflict, one can restore peace and harmony in the world. The message that the act sent across was that “we are one, we are human, we come with nothing and we will go back with nothing, so don’t discriminate”.
Later, the certificates were distributed to all the visiting participants by the Pro Vice Chancellor and the Head of the Department, Mass Communication and Journalism. The vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. Joy Chakraborty, a student of the third semester, M.A. in Mass Communication and Journalism.