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DBCMaram Prepares Young Journalists
By Heni Komuhra BA III Year
Dimapur, Mar. 1. DBCMaram 26 Feb 2011 ( www.dbcmaram.org ) : Three days of Journalism Course was organized by the Campus Ministry of Don Bosco College, Maram at Don Bosco College, Maram, Senapati District from 24 to 26 February 2011 for the students of the college in order to impart knowledge about journalism.
Forty students from different clubs and associations of the College, namely Campus Ministry (CM), All India Catholic University Federation (AICUF), Jesus Youth (JY), National Service Scheme (NSS) participated in the programme. Rev. Fr. Tarcisius Toppo, the media in charge of Dimapur Salesian Province was the resource person.
The programme began with a short inaugural function where he was warmly welcomed with a traditional muffler and a welcome song. The short programme was attended by Fr. Benny James SDB, Principal; Sr. Kazhiia FMA, Vice Principal and Sr. Margaret FMA, the Campus Ministry Coordinator. During the function Fr. Benny said that the new journalists will one day become the backbone of the college in providing accurate news. Sr. Margaret also encouraged the students to give clear picture of what is happening in society as they venture to pen about events and views.
The participants were given various input sessions which included definitions on Journalism and news, different terms and parts of the News Paper, types of news, news writing, how to conduct interviews, types of journalism, techniques of editorial writing, parts of editorial and photo journalism.
The participants were also given various practices with interviewing, preparing news paper and reports. They also went out to the neihgbourhood villages and college campus to interview people on various topics like Educational Facilities; Water Problem; Electricity and Telephones and Hostel Facilities.
Two years of Journalism Course was compressed to three days which kept the participants very alert, interested and busy. The day started at 8.30 am and concluded  late evening at 6.30 pm with sumptuous meal.
At the end of the course, the participants expressed their gratitude to Fr. Tarcisius T through a short speech and a song. The participants also thanked the college authorities and the persons involved in making this programme a success. Speaking to the participants Fr. Tarcisius encouraged them to keep up their reading habits and get much knowledge from the daily events. He opined that ``a journalist is one who knows something of everything``. The participating students also thanked Fr. Benny James SDB , Sr. Kazhiia  FMA and Sr. Margaret FMA for making the event possible for them.

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