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Digital society and Politics: Experts share their views at Christ

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Mysuru: Senior journalist Preeti Nagaraj on Thursday set a new debate- Why should not we consider ‘today’s children as today’s citizens’, against the commonly known proverb of ‘Today’s children are tomorrow’s citizens’.

Speaking during a symposium on ‘ Digital society and politics organised by the department of journalism and mass communication at Christ College in the city, as part of Press Day celebration, Preeti asked the students to develop interest in politics as the politics is interested in you. The mother’s at home should be encouraged to read political editorials and there should be a discussion at home like any other domestic issues’.

Social media analyst Nikhil N Bharadwaj said ‘technology is not the problem but the users are’. Body shaming and trolling has turned into hazardous in social media’.

Powwow a competition on ‘panel discussion on digital society and politics’ and ‘report writing’ was also conducted for the students.

Amrita School of Arts and Science, Mysuru won first prize in panel discussion, Government Maharanis College for women second and St Joseph’s First Grade College, Jayalakshmipuram third prize. In report writing contest, St Joseph’s First Grade College, Jayalakshmipuram won first and third prize and Amrita School of Arts and Science second prize.

Senior journalists Ganesh Amingad and Shivamurty Juptimath were the juries.

Another senior journalist K J Lokesh Babu was the guest of honour for valedictory ceremony. Principal Fr Biju P D distributed prizes to the students.

Kristos a monthly newsletter was also released on the occasion.

Students from various colleges in Mysuru, Mandya, Hassan and Bengaluru took part in the competitions.

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