As part of World Francophonie Day celebrations, Amity School of Languages organized a conference on ‘La langue française, se connecter pour agir’ and a competition on French and francophone culture and civilization for UG/PG students. This endeavor was undertaken to showcase French and francophone culture, civilization and literature to students and research scholars.
The online event witnessed the presence of Prof. Nilanjan Chakrabarti from Visva-Bharati University, Prof. Abhijit Karkun from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Prof. Nalini Thampi from Pondicherry University, Dr. Nidhi Raisinghani from University of Rajasthan, Dr. Arunkumar Santhalingam, president of AIFPRO (Association of Indian French Professionals and Researchers) and Ms. Maryline Laidin, Attaché for Cooperation in French Language, French Institute of India. They appreciated the efforts of Amity University Rajasthan for organizing the conference on the occasion of World Francophonie Day.
Various experts of French and francophone studies along with HoI of Amity School of Languages, Prof. Dipa Chakrabarti constituted the body of the resource persons who commented on the papers presented by research scholars as well as by teachers of different universities. The invited guests were experienced, well positioned, and from same background who contributed to the present-day work on Francophonie.
The invited guests are closely linked with Amity School of Languages for a long time and they took part in webinars, BOS discussions. Some of them are co-directors of the thesis of doctoral students of Amity School of Languages and experts of BOS as well. Amity School of Languages take recourse to these experts of French and francophone fraternity when necessary.
The event had 230 attendees and 22 panelists. In the event organized by Amity School of Languages on the occasion of World Francophonie Day, the students were provided with the platform and the research scholars got chance to present their papers in front of the experts and their peers from great universities of India and abroad. A wide field of French studies including literature, culture and didactics was covered. During the two days event, recent discourse in francophone studies got highlighted by the paper presenters of which few established teachers also formed part.
Amity School of Languages provided the certificates of appreciation to the winners of the competition for UG/PG students.
7. After successful completion of the event, Amity School of Languages is planning to publish the papers presented during the two-day conference in the form of conference proceedings. Further collaborations with paper presenters and their institutes are also possible in the form of joint seminars and conferences.