Tarseel, the Department of Journalism, Bharati College, successfully organised its annual Media Festival Journutsav 2019, The Fest of Expression” on 5th – 6th March, 2019. The two-day Inter-College Media Festival that hosted its first season brought together renowned professionals from the media industry. The inaugural ceremony was presided over by our Hon’ble Prinicipal Dr. Mukti Sanyal. The Guest of Honour for the fest was Mr. Sandeep Amar (Founder Inaaj and former CEO Indian Express Digital) whose inspirational talk on the role of new media left an indelible imprint on the mind of the listeners. The inaugural ceremony was followed by a Panel Discussion which had eminent speakers such as Mr. Jayant Jigyasu (Student leader, CRJD, JNU), Mr. Aditya Menon (Associate Editor, The Quint), Mr. Vikas Kumar (Multimedia Journalist, Asiaville Interactive) and Mr. Digvijay Singh (National Incharge BJYM, Study circle). The students witnessed a heated debate on real issues as the theme of the panel discussion was ‘Elections in the Age of New Media.’
It was a matter of immense pride for us to have renowned journalist, author and documentary filmmaker Mr. Paranjoy Guha Thakurta as Keynote Speaker who delivered an enriching talk and had an interactive session with the students. On the upcoming eve of Women’s Day, Ms. Akshita Nagpal, an independent journalist delivered a talk on ‘Gender Representation in Media’ on 6th March.
Journutsav one of the most buzzing events in Bharati College also encompassed a variety of engaging activities. The media festival witnessed enormous participation of students from various colleges and institutes who displayed their talent and creative skills in competitions like Halla Bol – Street Play Competition, Prachaar – The Ad Mad Contest, Picnorma – Online Photography Contest, Alfaaz – Open Mic Competition and Zikr – The RJ Hunt. The competitions were judged by experts like Rj Divya from Radio City 91.1 FM and The Acting Guru Sutinder Ssiingh. Enthusiastic winners were awarded with cash prizes and exciting hampers.
The two-day extravaganza ended with a scintillating band performance by Univeral Live Events. Journutsav has raised the bar in its maiden endeavour itself and is all set to perpetuate its boundless exuberance in the upcoming years.