The Department of Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ), ULAB organized its Curriculum Integration (CI) Exhibit of Spring 2021 semester on June 11.
With the theme of non-violent communication, the event took place using an online video conferencing platform, Zoom, due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic.
The CI is a unique program designed for the students of the MSJ department to showcase their creative works and express diverse thoughts and views.
Speaking on the occasion as a chief guest, Dr. Vedabhyas Kundu, the programme officer of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New Delhi, India, explained the idea of non-violent communication.
It is an approach to human communication based on the principles of nonviolence. This form of communication enhances empathy, compassion, or collaborations among people, he said.
The students of media studies and journalism can play a vital in spreading the idea of non-violent communication in the content they produce for different media organizations, he added.
Professor Dr. Jude William Genilo, the head of the MSJ Department, said, “students need to be tolerant of each other.”
“Tolerance is about opening one’s heart to accept others even if they don’t look like you, act like you, have the same values or belief as you,” he added.
The MSJ students produced various visual content on the theme of non-violent communication as part of their different course activities. The content which includes Photography and Film Exhibition was exhibited on the CI website from June 11-14, 2021.