GUWAHATI: The 7th Dr. Anamika Ray National Media Lecture was held virtually on Friday with Prof. Md. Golam Rahman, the former Chief Information Commissioner of the Government of Bangladesh, as the guest lecturer.
The lecture, titled “Assumption of Post-Covid Realities and Communicating Real Life,” delved into the impact of the pandemic on societal perceptions and interactions.
During his talk, Prof Rahman addressed the evolving ethical opinions triggered by the Covid situation, introducing a new perspective on real-life scenarios.
Despite acknowledging the challenges, the editor of a Bangla daily Ajker Potrika expressed optimism about witnessing a significant shift in people’s communication behaviour and attitudes in the years to come as stability is achieved.
The event, organised by the Dr. Anamika Ray Memorial Trust, saw participation from academicians, students, and communication professionals from South Asian countries.
The annual national media lecture aims to enhance media education and has featured distinguished speakers in the past, including Prof. Mohan Jyoti Dutta, Dr Pallavi Guha, and Prof. Sachchidanand Joshi.
Founded in 2015, the Guwahati-based NITI Aayog-registered Trust, is an educational and research-oriented non-profit organisation.
Apart from its contributions to media education, the trust has been at the forefront of the Anti-Medical Terrorism movement, advocating for patients’ rights and responsibilities in the region.
The virtual lecture was inaugurated by Trust Chairperson Sri Rajat Baran Mahanta and moderated by Trustee Dr Geetanjali Goswami.