The Indian Institute of Mass Communication Alumni Association (IIMCAA) – Bengal Chapter’s annual alumni meet Connections 2020 - Kolkata
News Desk, News Nation 360: The Indian Institute of Mass Communication Alumni Association (IIMCAA) – Bengal Chapter’s annual alumni meet Connections 2020 - Kolkata was held on Sunday, 8th March 2020. Siliguri-based Diwash Gahatraj got IFFCO IIMCAA Awards 2020 in the Feature Writing category with a cash prize of INR 21,000 for his story on the dramatic rise in suicide cases in Sikkim. Started in Delhi on 9th February 2020, almost two dozen meets will be held till May 2020. The Kolkata meeting was presided by Prof. Snehashish Sur, Prof. Biswajit Matilal, Subir Ghosh, Subhro Niyogi and Rajesh Kumar, and keynote was addressed by Asis Prasad Chakravarti, Feroz Rahi, Safi Shamsi, Animesh Biswas, Piyali Chatterjee, Prabhat Upadhyay, and Gourav Choudhary. The alumni also selected a new panel of office-bearers for Bengal Chapter headed by new President Subhro Niyogi, General Secretary Safi Shamsi
and Treasurer Amreen Izhar. Prof. Snehashish Sur, Subir Ghosh and Asis Prasad Chakravarti will be the patrons of the new team. The alumni presented at the event discussed the current scenario and new challenges of media. Eminent personalities and professionals from the industry would be invited during the panel discussions. It was started with the remembrance and two-minute silence for beloved alumnus Late Aman Brar.
Report: Anustup Kundu