By Medha Bhagwat, @bhagwat_medha
Amity University Madhya Pradesh organised a mock press conference for its students on the 22nd of September in the university campus itself. The event was the 5th annual one co-ordinated by the amity school of communication.
The press conference had 10 participants who had to speak on the any of the 5 topics given to them via the chit system from politics, sports, business, entertainment and law. While the political the topic was Presstitution: a safer substitute for press freedom, topic surrounding Law was Right to privacy vs Aadhar. The sports topic was Gender bias in sports: media attention, endorsements and hypnotised audience and business topic was Disinvestment by the state: The fall of public sector. The mock conference has an entertainment segment with Sex,Violence and item songs :the ultimate solution to the scarcity of good original scripts?.
Divided into 2, the 1st segment was the elocution round,where the participants put forth their opinions and views regarding their topics in the allotted time period of 2 minutes. The 2nd segment was question and answer round where the jury members as well as the audience were free to ask any question to any of the participants related to their respective topics.
The first batch of participants were Mayur Talreja, Siddhika Fatima, Siddharth Singh Tomar and Mallika Jain with Ajeesha Nair and the second batch consisted of Abhishek Singh Sikarwar, Katyani Singh, Kamna Chopra and Nehal Singh along with Soumya Singh. All participants put forth their views and opinions quite smoothly and remarkably and answered the questions put out for them strikingly well. The winners were declared as Mayur Talreja and Siddharth Singh Tomar securing 3rd place, Kamna Chopra bagged the 2nd place and Nehal Singh secured top spot.
Vice Chancellor Lt-Gen V.K. Sharma, AVSM (retd.) praised the students for their active participation. Prof. Dr. M.P. Kaushik, and Dr. Sumit Narula (Director A.S.C.O). The jury for the event was Dr. Iti Roy Chaudhary Director of Amity School of Languages, along with Brig. Rajesh Ghangele, Prof. Dr. M.P. Kaushik, and Dr. Sumit Narula (Director A.S.C.O) and faculty Coordinator of the event Nihaz were also present.