JIMS students debates on "Aarakshan"
India Infoline News Service / 17:37 , Aug 08, 2011
JIMS shared thoughtful concerns over the serious issue of reservation
at a debate on "Aarakshan"
Contrary to their casual demeanor, the young and dynamic students of
JaganNath Institute Management Sciences (JIMS), an institute of
excellence in the field of management studies and technical education,
today voiced their opinions and shared thoughtful concerns over the
serious issue of reservation at a debate on "Aarakshan", director
Prakash Jha's upcoming movie.
Organized at India Islamic Cultural Centre by STAR TV, the debate
involved the active participation of over 40 final year students of
JIMS pursuing their graduation in Journalism & Mass Communication.
Present at the debate were Director Prakash Jha and the star cast of
the above-mentioned movie, besides faculty members of JIMS.
What started with Mandal Commission back in 1979, reservation
continues to be a burning topic in the country till date pervading the
domains of education, government jobs or politics. Displaying their
sharp analytical skills, intellectual pluralism and holding true to
the image of an argumentative Indian, the students of JIMS impressed
the jury, Prakash Jha and the movie's entire star cast.
Speaking on the occasion Mrs. Nirmal Bhatnagar, Dean, Dept. of Mass
Communication, JIMS, said, "JIMS takes pride in participating in
today's debate. We believe in providing our students the best of the
opportunities to learn from and display their talent. Debates such as
these help in spreading awareness about the serious issues through
agenda setting function of mass media. Also, they provide an
opportunity to students to develop their mental faculties. Informed
students, in future, can bring about healthy changes in the country's
set up and contribute in making India the world's best democracy."
The educational institute's association with "Aarakshan" goes a step
beyond today's debate and participation of JIMS' students in it. The
Associate Director of this film (Mr. Karan Talwar) was a former
student (Batch 2003-06) at the Department of Mass Communication at
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