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Events to mark Nikhil Chakravartty’s birth centenary: New Delhi, November 2 and 4-5, 2013

Saturday 26 October 2013

To commemorate the birth centenary of Nikhil Chakravartty (November 3, 1913-November 3, 2013) the following have been planned:

On November 2, 2013 the Editors Guild of India and Nikhil Chakravartty Memorial Foundation are organising a panel discussion on “Nikhil Chakravartty’s Journalism and Media Scene Today”. Senior journalists—Kuldip Nayar, H.K. Dua, B.G. Verghese, Neerja Chowdury, Seema Mustafa—will participate in the discussion. A contribution from veteran journalist S. Viswam, now ailing in Bengaluru, will be read out along with a message from Justice P.B. Sawant, former Chairman of the Press Council of India. Prof Muchkund Dubey and N. Ravi will also speak at the meeting. It will take place at the India International Centre’s new Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay Block at 6 pm.

On November 4-5, 2013 a conference on “Media Engagements in Contemporary Times” will be held to offer tribute to N.C. on his birth centenary. Noted scholars, journalists, social activists and public figures will participate in the two-day conference. Some representatives from Pakistan and Bangladesh are expected to attend. It will take place at the IIC’s Conference Room II on both days from 10 am to 5 pm. It is being organised by the Centre for Media Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Nikhil Chakravartty Memorial Foundation.

The concept note and a tentative schedule of the conference are available here.