Students from different states performed at Andhra University on Sunday as a part of NSS mega summer camp

The fifth day of the mega summer camp of the NSS at Andhra University on Sunday was filled with cultural fervour. The evening was packed with performances by students from Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Mizoram, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand. Dancers from Mizoram in black and white attire caught the attention of the audience with their famous bamboo dance. Jharkand students performed an Adivasi folk dance. The team from Andhra Pradesh presented ‘Bathukamma' group dance. Participants from Tamil Nadu performed ‘Dhapanguthu'-typical beats and tunes of the place. Vibrant and colourful attire of the Rajasthani dancers added to the cultural spirit.

Two main topics were also covered during the day- employable skills and media awareness by two professors. The first session was taken by the Assistant Prof of NSS Training and Orientation Centre (TOC) of AU S. Haranath. Apart from academic skills, it is very important to improve interpersonal, communication and employable skills, he explained. Interview etiquette like how to be confident during interviews and develop competitive edge with one's body language and self-grooming were also discussed. Sugandh Chaturvedi, a student finds that the confidence level of the individual and improved communication skill will always increase the scope of employability. She also thinks that media should reach weaker sections in a better way,” she added.

Ali Haider a participant said that media plays a crucial role in our country which should air authenticated news without invading personal space.

Assistant Prof of Mass Communication and Journalism of Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur G. Anitha spoke on media awareness. How it influences our society, its pros and cons. She said many youngsters are into the media these days and could deliver responsible jobs towards the society and encouraged the youth to develop interest in journalism. “Look at the world in a different perspective and present it in a novel manner. One can become an icon in the media if they have an innovative approach of presenting the news,” she added.

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