Guest lecture on “INDIA’S ROLE IN MULTILATERAL AGENCIES WITH SPECIAL FOCUS ON G20”
Resource Person: Ms Nayanima Bose, editor-Foreign affairs and national security, ABP live (ABP Network)
No. of Beneficiaries: 100
The Department of Mass Communication, Patna Women’s College in collaboration with St Aloysius College, Autonomous, Mangaluru had organized a talk on “INDIA’S ROLE IN MULTILATERAL AGENCIES WITH SPECIAL FOCUS ON G20” by the guest speaker Nayanima Bose, Editor-Foreign affairs and National Security, ABP live (ABP Network) on 25th of April, 2023. The lecture was conducted via Zoom platform from 3:30 pm onwards.
The session started with Ms. Roma, Head, Department of Mass Communication, Patna Women’s College by welcoming the guest speaker. Ms Nayanima Basu, who graduated from Delhi University’s Indraprastha College with a degree in history and then worked as a journalist, offered her expertise of international relations and global affairs during the talk. She discussed the G20 and SCO Presidency in depth, including the potential and challenges that come with it.She also discussed how being a woman journalist is not an easy feat, having worked in the sector for 18 years. You are constantly pressured to perform better than your male competitors, she claimed.
She spoke about a wide range of international issues, from the current crisis in Sudan to earlier crises in Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. She also related a personal account of how she had been in Afghanistan right before the Taliban took control during the crisis. She went on to talk about the history and present of Indian foreign policy. She made the online session very participatory by soliciting the students’ opinions on a range of topics pertaining to India’s relations with other nations.
Additionally, she underlined the value of reading and writing because knowledge is irreplaceable. She advised the students to read and write as much as they could. In the interactive session, the students took an active part and responded to the questions posed to them. Bhoomika Kava, PG Student of St Aloysius College, Manguluru delivered the vote of thanks. The Webinar was attended by the academicians and students of the Mass communication departments of both the colleges.