Model Press Conference at Department of Journalism at the University of Mysore

Mysore: Model Press Conference, an activity of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Mysore was held on 22nd of Feb 2023. At the venue the students of first and second year, and the research scholars were present to attend conference. They had the chance to ask their questions as a practice of journalistic approach. The questions were posed for the Mysore City Police Commissioner, Mr. Ramesh B who was the guest of the conference. The local and international students have put their questions forward and the Commissioner has answered.

Ms. Prithika, a second year student from Nepal has asked if there was any helpline for international students in English language so they could solve their problem.

She received a ‘No’ but the commissioner explained that an international student can ask the person behind the phone to hand over the call to someone who speaks English.

A first year student asked if the digital billboard on the traffic circles or squares can be increased for the awareness of the public. The commissioner said that he will work on it.

“Organising such events has been a tradition of the department.” said Professor Sapna who is the chairperson of the department.

The postgraduate program offered by the department is a two-year Master of Arts (MA) degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. The program is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the field of journalism, including media ethics, media law, media research, and media management. The curriculum also includes practical training, internships, and research projects.

The department also offers a Ph.D. program in Journalism and Mass Communication for those interested in pursuing research in the field. The program is designed to provide students with advanced research skills and equip them with the knowledge and expertise needed to contribute to the field of journalism and mass communication.

The Department of Journalism at the University of Mysore has a team of experienced faculty members who are experts in their respective fields. The department also has state-of-the-art infrastructure, including a well-equipped media lab, library, and other facilities to support the academic and research activities of the students.

In summery, the Department of Journalism at the University of Mysore is a reputed institution for journalism education and research, known for its academic excellence, practical training, and industry exposure.

The University of Mysore is a public state university located in the city of Mysore in the state of Karnataka, India. It was established in 1916 by the then Maharaja of Mysore, Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV, and is one of the oldest universities in India. The university has been accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with an ‘A’ grade.

The University of Mysore offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in various fields such as Arts, Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, Commerce, Management, Law, Education, and Technology. The university has several affiliated colleges offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

The University of Mysore has a rich academic tradition and has produced several eminent scholars and leaders in various fields. The university has a well-equipped library, modern laboratories, sports facilities, and other infrastructure to support the academic and extracurricular activities of the students.

The university also has a strong research culture and encourages its students and faculty members to engage in research activities. The University of Mysore has several research centers and institutes, and its faculty members are actively involved in research and consultancy projects.

Overall, the University of Mysore is a reputed institution of higher education in India, known for its academic excellence, research culture, and contribution to society.

In the end of the model press conference, Mr Ramesh was thanked and he received lots of appreciation for his work.


Happy New Year and Updates from Dupree Library

Dear friends of Dupree Library,

Dupree Library Team wishes you all a very happy new year, 2021. We have always been honored to work for and with the children and youth over the years. And hope to bring about change and help hundreds of kids to learn and become future leaders of Afghanistan. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you/us for keeping Dupree Library running, to appreciate all your efforts and provide you with a brief history of about Dupree Library.

Here is a brief history of Dupree Library:

Dupree Library was established in 2018 by Ali Sina Doosti, Ziafatullah Saeedi, Mohammad Mohammadi and Nematullah Ahangosh – in honor of Nancy Hatch Dupree who is proudly known as Grandmother of Afghanistan. However, we started our activities in Feb 2018. The bookcases were made by all the four founders themselves. The second hand chairs and tables were bought. Nematullah has been directing and coordinating since then.

Sabera Husaini worked as a volunteer in 2018 for 9 months to manage the classes and activities of the Library. She was just a high school student then. She was teaching Dari, Math and Drawing. Later, when Sabera could not continue due to preparation for her entrance exam to university, Zahra Safdari took the responsibility as a volunteer. She also taught the same subjects from 2019 till Feb-2020 along with English. Thanks to Laiqa Dosti who also taught English, and was running storytelling sessions for children.

After the lockdown eased in Afghanistan in 2020, the Library reopened. Today, Alijawid Ibrahimi works as a coordinator and English teacher. Mohammad Jan Sultani teaches Math and Drawing. Rahmatullah Bakhtiary teaches Dari and Storytelling. We have also started ribboning craft class.

The journey of Dupree Library has not been very easy. We have been grateful to all those who made this journey possible with their financial support and resources. We have been grateful to The Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University (ACKU) who has been providing us with books for children and youth. We have been honored to have the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APVs) as a friend. We would like to appreciate our donors, and friends from around the world. Big thanks to our dedicated volunteers.

We hope we can reach more kids and youth who need our services. And 2021 will be filled with success, happiness, and prosperity. Also, hoping we continue working for the community and do our part for building a better Afghanistan through education for the next generation to come.

Attached are random photos (as slides) from Dupree Library (2017-2021)Same text and photos can be found at:

Best wishes,
Nematulllah Ahangosh on Behalf of Dupree Library Team – Kabul.

Dupree Library Re-Uses Plastic Bottles

In November 2020 students of Dupree Library received dozens of pen cases. These pen cases were made out of plastic bottles. People throw-away plastic bottles after they use them once. Such actions make the environment of Kabul look unpleasant, polluted, and dirty. However, we at Dupree Library reuse those bottles. First, we wash and clean them. Then, we use them as using them as pen cases. In the future, Dupree Library Team plans to try the very basic recycling of used-plastic-materials.

More in the video!

What Do Our Students Say About Dupree Library?

Frishta, (first from right) joined us 1 year and 6 months ago. She says that the Library taught her friendship. She’s read many storybooks available at Dupree Library and she is interested in what books have to say.

Fariba, a 4th grader at school (second from right) got better results in school subjects since she joined our library. Compared to last year, she passed all the subjects without fail.

Zainab (first from left) has made progress in English classes. She wants to master it by the end of 2021. Elina (second from left) who is her classmate, says that she learned kindness from her teachers.

Our teachers are committed to the goals and service of Dupree Library. The subjects taught are; Math, Dari, Drawing, Ribbon Works, Storytelling, and English. If you are interested to help our team, you can start by inviting your friends to like our FB page and join tens of book donors who donated books they didn’t need or anymore. (FB Page: @dupreelibrary)

Dupree Library: Where Kids Find Hope, Creativity and Learning

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Dupree’s Timetable, the New Coordinator and Teachers

Dupree Library has been happy to restart its activities after quarantine eased. Ali Jawid Yasan will work as new coordinator at Dupree Library. We hope to help the kids with our new coordinator and teachers more than before. Saturday to Thursday.

Time table:

1-English: Saturday to Wednesday (3:30-5:00pm)

2- Dari and Story telling: Saturday,Monday and Wednesday(1:30-3:30pm)

3- Math and Drawing: Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday(1:30-3:00pm)

Reopening of Dupree Library after Lockdown

On 17th of Sept, the Dupree Library opened after a long period of lockdown. The theme for the reopening was how and when we can restart the lessons as well as a visual board/flannel graph through which they learned about how to keep hope.

Well, the library will be functioning two days per week, 4 hours. On Sundays, they study Math and Dari. While on Thursdays they study English and practice Creative such as visual boards or drawing. Also, for the creative classes, Dupree students suggested that in long run they will collect empty water bottles from the streets and make chairs out of them.

Keeping in mind the mental health of people, Dupree teachers tried a storytelling session. Then they asked the students to draw on the visual board what they have learned from the story. The story’s theme was water scarcity and how a child recovers the villagers’ faith through her umbrella.

Story: the story might be an old Persian/Dari story. I am just writing brief about the story but the actual session of storytelling was different than what you might be reading.

In a very remote village, there was water scarcity for a very long time. The people did not know what to do. They dried their wells and there were not enough rainfalls.

One day they gathered in a place to find a solution. Everyone had an opinion on how to find water. One of them suggested if they all could go to a big place like a desert and pray to God for rainfalls.

Finally, they went to the place to start praying. But it did not work. They tried for the second, third and fourth time but it did not work. Suddenly, a very young girl was approaching. Everyone’s eyes turned to the young girl/child with umbrella in her hands and holding it tight as if it were going to rain. People thought that she was crazy because it was sunny and no rain was falling. As she was entering the gathering, it started to rain. People were surprised and shocked to see such a miracle.

The moral or the miracle of the story is to keep hope even in times like water scarcity, COVID-19. These two issues are causing people much problems in PD13. It was a creative illustration by the Dupree teachers.


The picture/visual board is split into two parts: the right part shows the water scarcity and the left part shows how the people pray and how the young girl enters the gathering with her umbrella.

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Re-locating the Library

We have set the materials of the library in another room at the same building. The volunteers spent a whole day to set up the materials, books, and furniture. Our students are excited to continue their classes. Our library phone number has gotten several calls since the schools reopened, they are very much interested to restart their studies at Dupree along with their schools. Enthusiasm defines best the reopening of the classes at Dupree. Our volunteers and students can’t wait to begin with the classes and future plans.The energy of our volunteers and students with teaching, reopening, relocating and future plans of the library is the fruit of our services, working together, and moving forward hand in hand.