Amidst the exam approaching the season, the Panjab University experiences yet another amazingly successful event. ‘SOCH- Soch Local, Ban Global’ the Media Festival organized by the students of School of Communication Studies (SCS), Panjab University came to an end on November 18, 2017.
The fest saw active participation of colleges from all over the region. “This fest was revived in 2016 after a gap of some years and this year it is a lot more happening”, an event head Jasveni reported.“Also”, she said,”The sponsors like Skoda and Indian OIL were the most important reason that the event came out to be a grand success.”The fest saw two or more events happening at the same time which was the main reason for the fest being so indulging.
Day 2, i.e. November 18 started with a documentary screening competition. Several teams had come to screen their documentaries and they were judged by Chander Kamboj, Sylvain Choin, and Professor Janki. Doaba College won the award for the best documentary. While one set of people was busy with the screenings, the rest of the participants were trying to figure out clues for the treasure hunt simultaneously. The participants were on their toes and wits to find the treasure. The first prize was won by Sumit and Gurpreet from Chitkara University.
Following this, an open-mic event was conducted where people presented their views on the theme ‘Gehri Soch, Baat Barabiri Ki hai’. The event was simply based on discussion and no competition; everyone was able to put their viewpoints across regarding gender equality.
Nukkad Natak saw students act in street plays. Their skits carried great messages that were inspiring. Navdeep Kaur, Narinder Singh Bhinder, and Dr. Rana Nayar were the judges for the event and the team of MCM DAV Girls College was declared the winners.
Further, the Valedictory event saw Satendra Chauhan, Deputy Editor of Aaj Tak, as the Chief Guest. He said, “Journalism shouldn’t be limited to classrooms. Media fests like Soch boost up the morale of the students to join the field and make them confident enough to deal with difficulties that may come their way.”
Abhishek, one of the organizers of the event was really satisfied and said, “Soch is doing so well. Everything went better than how we expected. There is a good cheerful crowd and we are happy for that.” The audiences were too very happy to be a part of the event and according to them, the students of the SCS had literally put the best efforts in organizing this fest. They had a really good time there.
The event concluded with a bang and smiling faces.
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