SHILLONG, April 14: The annual photo exhibition by Mass Media Department of St. Anthony’s College, Shillong was held on April 12-13, 2019 under the theme “Stranded Stories: Expressions of Life 2019” that witnessed overwhelming response.
Besides the photo exhibition by the mass media students, this year’s itinerary also had online photography competition, slam poetry, poster making and short film-making competition; all organized by the 6th semester students of the department.
The exhibition was inaugurated by the Rev. Fr. John D. Jayakumar, the founder of the Mass Media Department. Others present on the occasion included Rev. Br. Dr. Albert Longley Dkhar, Principal St. Anthony’s College, Rev. Fr. Joby Joseph SDB, Rector of St. Anthony’s College and was also attended by other members of the staff, alumni, and other invitees.
The inauguration ceremony saw wide variety of performances including slam poetry, fusion dance and songs by the students of the Mass Media Department and the Music Department, that emphasised on the unity of art despite its diversity as mentioned in the event’s manifesto.
There were also videos that represented the manifesto of the event and the “Behind The Scene, Making of the event video” which introduced the different teams involved in the event.
The winners of the Online Photography Competition, supported by NESFAS, were announced. The winner of the competition was Cornie Nongrang, the first runners-up was Lashmita Saikia and the second runners-up was Meghna Pradhan.
In the closing ceremony on Saturday, Rev. Br. Dr.Albert Longley Dkhar emphasized on “creativity, innovation and expression”.
The winners of various were also announced on the occasion. The winner of the filmmaking competition was Baiar Ramde, the winner of the poster making competition was Apdorlang L Tron and the winner of the slam poetry was Mahima Singh.
Also, three winners of the lucky draw were announced. The third prize went to 1195, second prize went to 2052 and the winner was 258. The winners can collect their prizes from the Mass Media Department within two months by showing their raffle-draw ticket.
Another highlight of the day was the performance by M.O.X (Movement of Expression) with Mrinal Paul and Banraplang Lyngdoh as the performers.
During the two-day event, numerous people visited the exhibition and showed their interest in knowing more about the photographs and purchasing them. Infact, quite a sizeable amount of photos were sold during the event.