Selected students of St Xavier’s Sr. Sec. Co Ed School in Bhopal had a special chance to attend the media literacy programme organised by CONNECT on 18th April.

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Jose Kurian leading a session on news media

The students learned about various ways of critically approaching media including print and broadcast media, as well as new media. Students appreciated the session on cyber bullying.

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Jose the resource person guides the students to put a story on their blog.

The day long seminar had various ingredients such as input sessions, discussions, work exercises, puzzles, games, songs and dance.

During the sessions the students interacted with the resource persons as well as other students. Jose Vallikatt, the director of CONNECT facilitated the sessions. Fr Jose Kurian led a session on critically understanding news media.

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Student Tom expressing the vote of thanks

Comments from the Students

“Thank you very much for sharing these information of media with us. In the starting I did not know what was going to happen, and I thought this is a boring session. But after the first session I am sure that this information is really beneficial for me. Honestly speaking this has been the most interesting programme i have ever attended.” Jameela, Xth Standard.

“Fathers, you both were seriously amazing. I just loved that Cola clap, the Rowing song, and the all other activities. I would like some more seminar with you both. The information was really enriching.” Fatima Siddique.

Thank you sir for this wonderful session on Media Literacy. This seminar changed my perspectives on media. This is a memorable seminar for all my life.” Shivangi Sing Xth Std.

Your seminar in St.Xavier school was one of my life changing seminar. A view of the other side of this New Media which was unseen has been opened in front of me. I never felt that by excessive use of media I have been taking my life in a wrong direction. After attending your seminar I understood the that I have been on a wrong path from some time. Now my life has totally changed. The way you made me understand the wrong and right , and the way you opened the valuable side of media to me has totally changed my life socially and morally. Shiv Ratna, Std XII