Mass Communication Students of GU Exhibit Traditional 'Navras'


Students from the Mass Media Communication and Journalism (MMCJ) Department of Gujarat University have exhibited their learnings from the recently concluded Workshop on February 15, 2017. The exhibition is an inspiration from the traditional forms of Navras, where they explained the ubiquitously existing human emotions through the medium of Audio Visual setups, Cartoons, Bollywood posters, Newspapers, Puppets, and Photography. The inauguration ceremony was in the presence of distinguished Gujarati poet Shri Tushar Shukla, HOD of Sociology Dept, Shree Gaurang Jani, MMCJ HOD, Shree Sonal Pandya and noted Photographer Shree Ketan Modi.

It is the second semester of the batch, and currently, thirty-six students are an active part of this festivity. While wandering through the decorated lobby, one can see the section wise collage of newspaper articles based on nine diverse Navras (emotions), including Shringara (Love), Hasya (Joy), Adbhuta (Wonder), Shanta (Peace), Raudra (Anger), Veera (Courage), Karuna (Sadness), Bhayanaka (Fear) and Vibhaatsa (Disgust).

The students, who organised this whole festivity were pretty excited. One of the students, Samina Shaikh, who is also a Radio Jockey at Radio One, Ahmedabad narrated her enthusiasm in these words, “From past seven days we have been exhaustively striving to deliver our thoughts into a tangible reality, and the success of Navras is certainly a proof of it.”

It is good to see students of journalism indulging in emotions of arts and displaying the required sensitivity towards their vocation.


Photographs : Himanshu Nainani

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