Ranchi, Nov 5
Amity University Jharkhand in collaboration with Nirmala College, Ranchi with the blessings of their Founder President Dr. Ashok K. Chauhan, and Dr. Atul Chauhan, Chancellor, Amity University Jharkhand organized the second day of UGC STRIDE (Component 1) Sponsored two-day Interdisciplinary Workshop on Approaching Adivasi Life through Audio Visuals, Films, and Documentaries on Friday
Mr U. Ramachandran, Senior Vice President, and Mr Gauravh Gupta, Vice President, of Amity Education Group congratulated the students, faculty members, and staff for hosting the event successfully.
Jharkhand-based renowned filmmaker Meghnath was the chief guest on this occasion.
Focusing on tribal culture, Mr Meghnath recalled his memories of his early days in Jharkhand which started with bonded labour in this belt. It is a symptom of a disease called extreme feudalism. He stated the suggestions given by well-known activists Mahasweta Devi and Baba Amte.
Welcoming the chief guest, Professor Dr. Raman Kumar Jha, Vice Chancellor, Amity University Jharkhand emphasized passion, imagination, and commitment. He suggested each district setting up capacity-building homes for those displaced and jobless due to coal mining in their native land. He also advised having the passion to solve a problem.
Dr. Anjana Singh, HOD, History Department, Nirmala College, Ranchi cum Principal Investigator of this UGC STRIDE programme, informed the method and methodology of teaching are changing.
Videos and movies regarding environmental and developmental issues were shown on this occasion.
A documentary titled ‘Village of Widows’ produced by Amity School of Communication, Amity University Jharkhand was screened here. ‘Rat Trap’ documentary produced by Mr Rupesh Sahu, in charge of Editing in Akhra Productions, Ranchi was also shown.
Dr. Ashok K. Srivastava, Pro Vice Chancellor, Amity University Jharkhand shared his good wishes for organizing such a relevant and important event on tribal life.
The event was witnessed by Professor Dr. Ajit Kr. Pandey, Dean (Academics), Dr. S. A. Pandey, Director Law, Dr. Vikas Mishra, Director, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Senior members and dignitaries from head office Noida and Mr Prabhakar Tripathi, Registrar of the university.