Lady Shri Ram College for Women conducted its third Shri Manohar Shyam Joshi Memorial lecture in the Manju Bharat Ram hall on August 9, 2016. Dr. Suman Sharma , Principal Lady Shri Ram College welcomed Shri Puspesh Pant , the guest speaker for the event ,with a token of honour and appreciation. Shri Pupesh Pant, a devoted student of Manohar Shyam Joshi and a renowned writer of yester years, not only spoke about the entanglement of Politics , Media and Society but also enlightened the students about the technicalities of our approach towards them. He stressed upon the need to re-access media as a tool. “We need to ask, is politics only driven by power of position or that of money?” he questioned.
He analyzed the role of media in the life of general public and said, “Media is not only the fourth estate of society but also a profit driven industry.” His extensive knowledge of the subject and his witty remarks on current politics generated much discussion among the students. Shri Pushpesh Pant also shared with us his enriching experience of working with Shri Manohar Shyam Joshi and emphasized the role of storytelling as a the new form of media. “It is important to bring back the old carved texts on the walls of the monuments and handwritten notes to make the media interesting for people”, he said. His upbeat persona and edifying words kept the audience glued to their seats till the very end.
The event also witnessed the gracious presence of Shri Manohar Shyam Joshi’s family along with other dignitaries. It was a successful affair