Kolkata/Ranchi/Bhopal, April 12: The annual meets of the state chapters of the Alumni Association of Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMCAA), Connections, are on. The latest ones were held in Kolkata, Ranchi and Bhopal. Alumni in the respective states got together for an invigorating discussion on mass media. Connections Kolkata was held at Kenilworth Hotel in Kolkata. Scores of alumni, including senior journalist Subir Ghosh, Rajiv Guha, Taher Zaheer, Kaveri Kumar, Amitav Das, Shafi Shamsi, Piali Chatterjee participated. N-E chapter head and senior journalist Samudra Gupta Kashyap, IIMCAA’s former vice-president Prasad Sanyal and IIMCAA secretary Devesh Khandelwal also attended the meet.
The Jharkhand Chapter meet, Connections Ranchi, was held at Capitol Hill hotel. President Manoj Singh was joined by IIMCAA secretary Aseem Ghosh, Chapter vice-president Amit Gupta, Kumar Rajesh, secretary Pranav Pratyush, treasurer Ranjit Kumar Singh and general secretary Puja Arpita Uraon among others. Following a brainstorming session, the members decided that students from the state who qualify for IIMC would be provided all kinds of help and it was also decided that the state chapter would become more active in the coming year.
The MP Chapter meet, Connections Bhopal, was held at Marriott. Chapter head Anil Saumitra presided over the meet. Alumnus and Lok Sabha TV editor-in-chief and CEO Ashish Joshi addressed the gathering. Joshi spoke about how IIMC had brought changes in his life and in that of several others he knew. Others who attended the Bhopal meet included IIMCAA awards 2017 organiser Simrat Joshi, UP Chapter general secretary Kamlesh Rathore, Rajasthan Chapter general secretary Madhav Sharma, IIMCAA founder member Ritesh Verma, and former secretary Amit Kanaujia.