19-Mar-2015: Aligarh Muslim University's Department of English Professor Dr Samina Khan recently delivered a lecture on 'Drama as a Mode of Communication' at Tika Ram Girls College, Aligarh. The lecture, attended by students, scholars and academics was organized under the banner of Literary Association.
While pointing out the difference in between communication and discourse, Prof Khan said that students should learn drama and its techniques in order to develop themselves and to orient their careers as scriptwriters, actors and teachers.
Talking about written and oral communication, Prof Khan further adhered upon the fact that in drama not only pronunciation, intonation, tones, accent is important but pauses and silences also communicate the meaning as in 'Theatre of the Absurd' indicating drama as 'Speech Therapy'. She also encouraged the students attending the lecture to develop drama skills. Dr Khan later answered queries of students attending the lecture.
Tika Ram Girls College Principal, Dr Chandra Kanta Agarwal and Tika Ram College's Associate Prof Dr Lucky Gupta later applauded Dr Khan's lecture during a vote of thanks note.
The event also had a prize distribution ceremony for various activities held in the Tika Ram College's English Department. The program was compeered by Uzma Hashmi, Dr Medha Sachdev, Dr Mamta Srivastava and Dr Pratima Varshney.