Visitors view the photos displayed at the ‘Into the Roots’ photography exhibition organized by 3rd year students of the Department of Multimedia and Mass Communication, Patkai Christian College (Freestanding) at the Bundrock Memorial Chapel, Patkai on 30 april. (Morung Photo)
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Patkai | April 30
How do we go back to the roots and “capture” and preserve the moment for the future? This was one of the purposes of a photography exhibit called ‘Into the Roots’ being held here today at the Bundrock Memorial Chapel, Patkai Christian College (self-contained).
The one-day exhibition, described as “student artistic expression”, was organized by the 3rd year (6th semester) students of the Department of Multimedia and Mass Communication (DMMC) and officially opened by Angel Sonari , Vice Principal of the Morning CCP.
The students collaborated with Okusa Toyota for the exhibition, with support from Nagaland Tool Room & Training Centre, Weke’s, Barbeque Nation, Cadenza, Core Tech and Naga Organic, while “We The Nagas” was the digital media partner.
In keeping with the theme, more than 34 photos, showcasing various aspects of the roots – culture, natural landscape, demography, etc., were presented at the exhibition.
In his introduction, Th Salo, one of the organizers, informed that this is the second major event organized by the department, after the first success of the 3-day campus film festival in November last year. .
The idea is to hold at least one such event for each group as part of their activities and schedule, he said.
Continuing its developments, the director of the event, Souchutho Ngouri, explained that the exhibition, organized within the framework of the program, decided to look at the roots, because “most of the young people have moved away from our roots, of our culture and tend to forget who we really are”.
“Our culture is disappearing moment by moment as we enter the modern age of life,” he claimed, further citing Marcus Garvey that “a person who does not know their history, origin and culture past is like a tree without roots”.
“I hope this exhibition will inspire us to look back more deeply at our origin,” Ngouri added, urging attendees to “look at our origin and preserve it in this rapidly changing world.”
Inaugurating the event, Sonari said that although it is a “young” department, the DMCC has grown tremendously in a short time and its dynamism is exemplified by various events it organizes from time to time. other.
Urging the department to continue with the same zeal in the future, she also expressed her best wishes for the event as well as other activities.
Emphasizing the importance of skills development, DMMC Head of Department Dr. Dakter Esse noted that mass communication, being interdisciplinary in nature, focuses on media in all its forms, and that it is imperative that there is a systematic progression of skills and general components in the course.
The photography exhibition is the practical component of the course, preparing the students to become a skilled workforce in the future, she informed, adding that it is also “the artistic expression of the students”. .
In the afternoon, a total of 16 photos displayed at the exhibition were purchased by visitors, the organizer informed.