It is said that “Photography is by nature a documentary art”. Thus in order to embrace this art form as part of students’ personality development and evoke their interest to explore various aspects of visionary imaginations, a photography competition was held in the Department of Agriculture, Integral Institute of Agriculture, Sciences and Technology (IIAST) on 21/02/2023 at 01:30 PM.
Three themes were integrated in this competition which was 1. Glimpses of IIAST farms, 2. Progressive Agriculture, and 3. Farmers: a peek into their lives. All the three themes were congruent with the academic curricula and the participants have displayed a meticulous level of aesthetics. A total of 16 participants presented their photographs in the format of powerpoint presentation with 10 slides each. The richness of the natural aesthetics of IIAST farms spoke million words in single picture, the farmers’ day-to-day chores and their coexistence with nature with highest aspiration of survival had been caught in single slide. The students, coordinators and judges were astounded with the clicks.
The faculty coordinators Mr. Nadeem Khan, Dr. Usmaan Sayeed, Dr. Sanket Kumat, guided the program efficiently. This competition was judged by Dr Shipra Mishra, Assistant Professor (Department of Law), Dr. K. M. Moeed, Principal, University Polytechnic, Dr. Malik Mobeen Ahmed, Associate Professor (Department of Agriculture). They judged the photographs basically based on the technical consideration, composition, lighting, impact, promptitude and exquisiteness of the pictures. The student coordinators were Gyanendra Kumar Yadav, B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture 3rd year and Zooham Zabi, B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture 1st year students.
The first and second prize were secured by Abhishek Yadav, B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture, 3rd year and Abhay Singh, B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture, 2nd year, respectively. A blissful vote of thanks was ushered by Dr. Saba Siddiqui, HoD, Department of Agriculture, IIAST and she encouraged the students to fervently participate in such competitions and traverse these creative ideas into manifestation.