World Photography Day in Gauhati University

The Department of Communication and Journalism, GU which has newly offered a course on Photojournalism under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) has organized a ‘Photo Exhibition’ today demonstrating around 100 photos captured by the students of the department. This programme is organized on the occasion of ‘World Photography Day’ which is to be observed tomorrow all across the world.

The ‘Photo Exhibition’ is organized on the basis of the themes – 50 years of Media Education in Northeast, On the Go, Pattern in Nature, Freedom and Men at Work. The Exhibition also demonstrates the photographs of historical significance.

 “It is good to see that every student inculcates the habit of photography since the cameras lie in the pockets of everyone”, said Dr. Ranjan Kakati, Director of Students Welfare, GU who also inaugurated the ‘Photo Exhibition’ this afternoon.  Kakati further said, “Such exhibition is very necessary in and around the campus of the University today by the host department to create the photo-culture among the students and aware about the ethical norms of photography beyond the boundaries”.

While speaking on the interest of the students for photography, the HOD of the Department, Dr. Ankuran Dutta said, “It is a good sign that altogether 176 Students from 21 departments of the University have applied for the Photojournalism course offered by the Department under CBSC”. He added, “One of the objectives of the ‘Photo Exhibition’ is also to mark its Golden Jubilee year along with the 50 years of Media Education in North East Region”.

All the students, faculties and non-teaching staff of the Department has also remembered the recent demise of Sharampal Choudhury, an eminent photojournalist of India who is better known as S. Paul in the event.