The inaugural ceremony for Kaafila 2020 at the Faculty of Journalism and Communication (FJC), M.S. University, Vadodara, began on 13th February, 2020 in the seminar hall of the faculty. The event welcomed its students, teachers, alumni and dignitaries with great pomp.
It began with the university song, followed by welcoming the dignitaries, P. S. Chari (veteran theatre professional), Adil Marawala (senior alumni-FJC), Sachin Kaluskar (senior alumni-FJC), Malti, Gaekwad (senior visual communication professional) Margi Sastry (senior media professional), Mandakini Jha (senior professor – MSU)along with the University General Secretary (UGS) Rakesh Punjabi and the Vice President of the Student’s Union Ms. Kaksha Patel. The guests were felicitated with a token of appreciation for their valued presence during the event.
The Head and Dean of the Faculty, Prof. (Dr.) Niti Chopra addressed and welcomed the guests and spoke about the faculty and its glorious journey over a period of 28 years and how the faculty festival initiated by the name of Razzmatazz in 2007 was rechristened Kaafila in 2018 signifiying a bandwagon that takes everyone along on a creative, intellectual journey. Post Prof. Chopra’s address, the invited dignitaries expressed their views about the faculty and its contribution to the media education scenario in Gujarat.
A prayer dance was performed on the occasion by an under-graduate student of the faculty. An interesting, creative resume of the faculty was presented by one of the students, providing expression to the FJC family and its journey of 28 years. Towards the closing of the inaugural ceremony, the final year undergraduate and postgraduate students of the faculty were felicitated as the entire faculty wished them best for their future professional endeavours. It was followed by “Naam Hai Shahenshah” (Ad Screening) which will be judged by Deepak Foundation. For this event, the teams were given a product (instant khichdi) for which they have to create a creative advertisement video. The results will be declared on 15th February 2020.