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Two-hour yagna to reportedly flag off journalism debate at IIMC on May 20

The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) is reportedly planning to hold a two-hour yagna to flag off a seminar on ‘current status on journalism in the country’.  The New Delhi-based journalism institute is administered by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.   According to a brief in The Indian Express, the one-day seminar on May 20 would be preceded by a yagna session starting at 7.30 am.

The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) is reportedly planning to hold a two-hour yagna to flag off a seminar on ‘current status on journalism in the country’.

The New Delhi-based journalism institute is administered by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. 

According to a brief in The Indian Express, the one-day seminar on May 20 would be preceded by a yagna session starting at 7.30 am.

The inaugural session would also be reportedly moderated by Hitesh Shankar, Publisher of RSS magazine Panchajanya.

The news stirred strong opinions on Twitter with many seeing it as the sign of the times. 

South Live notes that the move has triggered a debate with alumni and a few faculty members who say the yagna is just another testimonial of saffronisation at IIMC. 

They allege that the trend started under present Director General KG Suresh, who took over last year. 

Dalit students of the institute have alleged that they have faced casteism in the Institute.

A senior faculty member had also resigned saying he was being targeted for supporting Rohit Vemula, a Dalit student of Hyderabad university, who committed suicide last year. 

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