The Dawn Lectures – Virtual Webinar + Feedback May 2020

Introducing The Dawn Lectures !

This is the first of the series of lectures to be offered by The Dawn Journal, a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed online literary and exploratory journal. An intensive 2 days Transformational online Webinar on Building and Mastering Professional Competencies will be delivered by leading experts from industry and academia. The registration for the webinar is completely free for students and working professionals.

Please find complete information below. We request you to share your feedback as comments in this page after you have completed the session. This will help us deliver our session better in future.

In today’s (9.5.2020) sessions, a total of 194 students participated from 90+ educational institutions across India.

Session I – Phonetics Made Simple by Dr Arun Behera

In this session, Dr. Arun Behera introduced the Basics of sound system in English and explained about the role of language and its characteristics. He explained the difference between language learning and acquisition. His session was clear and simple for all of us to understand the concepts like Mother Tongue Interference, Accent Neutralization and Received Pronunciation etc.

Session II – Stagnation of the Beauty of Women in the Pop Culture by Ms. Ananya Sabath

The session basically focused on the conventional idea of ‘Physical Beauty’ that is still pertinent in the present/millennial era. Technology and education has evolved and lifestyle has evolved as well but, the idea of physical appearance is still the same as it was decades ago.

Session III – Introduction to Linguistics by Ms. Heba Farheen

Ms. Heba Farheen delivered an amazing session on the role of Linguistics and Phonetics. She helped us understand the need for fine-tuning our language through appropriate pronunciation techniques and led an interactive session answering a lot of questions related to the domain.

Session IV – Overcoming Thought Attack by Prof. Satya Sidhartha Panda

Once a negative thought enters our mind, we have to become aware of it and endeavor to replace it with a constructive one. The negative thought will again try to forcefully enter our mind, and then we have to replace it with a positive one. This was the crux of today’s session. Given insight about how to overcome from thought attack and shared practical tips about the benefit of water therapy which will develop your positive thinking mindset.

Session V – Literary Criticism and Theory by Ms Sanchaiyata

The session was on understanding literary criticism and literary theories. The lecture included examples for understanding how literary criticism is different from literary theory. Since, there is a fine line between criticism and theory, it is important not to confuse or put the two together. Participants were asked to do a little exercise on their own for understanding how theories have broader spectrum than criticism.

Session VI – How Employable are You? by Mr Rajesh Bojan

In this session, Rajesh Bojan spoke on bridging the gap between academia and industry and highlighted on the qualities of the perfect employee. He went on to explain the different perspectives of an employer and an employee. Rajesh quoted the examples of few renowned people on how they are being successful as assets to the organisation they work. He stressed on the importance of creating a portfolio of skills.

This completes our first series of The Dawn Lectures organised by The Dawn Journal. We request all the participants to leave your honest feedback and suggestions on the comments. Kindly mention, the session’s name or the trainer’s name while giving your feedback so we can get to know how well each trainer has worked. We are actively seeking to scale this further with all your support and cooperation.

We will meet you soon!

All Comments

  • As there were no visuals of notes like PPT it was a bit tough to cope up. But, everything was good.
    I attended Farheen mam’s online class. She explained well.

    Abdul Rahman May 9, 2020 9:00 PM Reply
    • Thank you Rahman. We have noted this and will try to provide notes or visuals for forthcoming lectures. Looking forward to your active participation.

      dawnadmin May 9, 2020 9:10 PM Reply
  • I have attended Session I & III. Both the sessions are informative, provided valuable information. I loved the spirit and enthusiasm of our speakers. Truly fantastic, practical and insightful.

    S. SUGANYA May 9, 2020 9:06 PM Reply
    • We are delighted to hear this Suganya. We will keep you on the right track and help you expand your knowledge. Wishing you best.

      dawnadmin May 9, 2020 9:12 PM Reply
  • Introduction to Linguistics by Heba Farheen, it was a wonderful session conducted, just a PPT or other visuals would give an light to the topic…

    SUFIYAN S May 9, 2020 9:19 PM Reply
    • Thank you Sufiyan. Noted we will work on this.

      dawnadmin May 9, 2020 9:44 PM Reply
  • Thank you for conducting these wonderful sessions.

    P.KAVITHA May 9, 2020 9:39 PM Reply
    • Welcome Kavitha it is always our pleasure.

      dawnadmin May 9, 2020 9:45 PM Reply
  • Interesting session

    P.KAVITHA May 9, 2020 9:40 PM Reply
    • Thanks Kavitha

      dawnadmin May 9, 2020 9:58 PM Reply
  • It was really useful to learners

    S.Mamtha May 10, 2020 11:55 AM Reply
    • Thank you very much

      dawnadmin May 10, 2020 8:36 PM Reply
  • Thank you for conducting this Session. Ms Heba’s presentation was well organised.

    Yashashwini M May 10, 2020 1:02 PM Reply
    • Thank you mam

      dawnadmin May 10, 2020 8:36 PM Reply
  • Thank you so much sir and madam, I have attended I and III SESSION. Really the sessions were informative.

    R.Kohila May 10, 2020 5:23 PM Reply
    • Thank you Kohila we are happy to help you learn.

      dawnadmin May 10, 2020 8:38 PM Reply
  • I found this day far more useful and relevant to my personal and professional needs. Session-5 an awesome session. Content was relevant and well presented. I found it easy to follow.There were many examples which made it really easy to follow and to understand the topic. Loved it and look forward to the next. Session-6 an amazing session with the right steps to get us where we are supposed to go and continue tapping with confidence.

    S. SUGANYA May 10, 2020 10:00 PM Reply
    • Thank you Suganya for your elaborate review. We are glad you liked the sessions.

      dawnadmin May 10, 2020 11:12 PM Reply
  • Well organized webinar series. Congratulations. I was privileged to attend the sessions on Phonetics, Linguistics and Employability. The sessions were fantastic. A sincere feedback is that these topics cannot be wound up in one session. Each one is dynamic in its own field and needs more takes for one to feel that you have got enough. Even the speakers would agree with me that they need more sessions to express each idea elaborately. More visual presentations would make it more effective is another feedback i would like to give. I sincerely thank the organizers for the wonderful opportunity.

    Ajitha Krishnaprasad May 11, 2020 10:54 AM Reply
    • Thank you Ajitha for the constructive feedback and suggestions. We completely agree with your views. The idea of focusing on niche will be adopted in the run. We are in need of a diverse crowd of audience as of now to spread the beginning of The Dawn Lectures.

      dawnadmin May 11, 2020 2:46 PM Reply
  • I have attended sessions 2 and 3. It was good and very informative and I liked the sessions.

    Shameena J May 11, 2020 12:24 PM Reply
    • Thank you Shameena. We are glad you enjoyed the sessions. Looking forward for more participation.

      dawnadmin May 11, 2020 2:48 PM Reply
  • The sessions have been very enterprising.

    Sovik Mukherjee May 11, 2020 2:34 PM Reply
    • Thank you Sovik for the warm response.

      dawnadmin May 11, 2020 2:49 PM Reply
  • Thank you for arranging such a good webinar. I learnt many things. I hope there will be more webinar in future and I will join them.

    Writtik Maity May 13, 2020 11:45 PM Reply
    • Thank you Maity we would be happy to offer as many as possible.

      dawnadmin May 13, 2020 11:51 PM Reply
  • As I explained earlier, I could make it only on the second day attending the 4th, 5th and 6th sessions only. One feels it a great loss that we could not attend all the sessions. All of them were very well conducted.

    Dr Chiramel P. Jose May 13, 2020 11:48 PM Reply
    • Thank you Dr.Jose for the warm note. Those sessions that we could record will be made available on our YouTube channel so anyone could access them. Here is the channel link:

      dawnadmin May 13, 2020 11:57 PM Reply
  • Lovely session. Thank you so much for the informative session. Looking forward to many more session like this. I was happy to attend my ex-colleague session. Dr.Sathya Sidhartha. Thank you

    Shree Vamshi May 14, 2020 12:00 AM Reply
    • Thank you Shree Vamshi we are glad to know that you loved the sessions.

      dawnadmin May 14, 2020 8:41 AM Reply
  • Thank you all. It was a great experience with this webinar to me I have learned lot of things, I have missed only one session but other 5 session I was there wonderful session sir/madam this was again a wonderful opportunity to us because this session was free of cost. I really thank The Dawn Journal and I will try to join more sessions provided by The Dawn Lectures

    Anonymous May 14, 2020 12:49 AM Reply
    • Thank you very much for the appreciation.

      dawnadmin May 14, 2020 8:59 AM Reply
  • Thank you for arranging such interesting and informative webinar sessions. I attended session 5th and 6th i.e Literary Criticism and How Employable are You? Both the sessions were very interesting.

    MOHIT BHARGAVA May 14, 2020 7:46 AM Reply
    • Thank you Mohit.

      dawnadmin May 14, 2020 9:19 AM Reply
  • The program was very useful and more informative. All the sessions were active and the resource persons have rich experience in the field of teaching and research. I personally congratulate the organizers of this program for their wonderful effort.

    Dr. K. RAJKUMAR May 14, 2020 10:21 AM Reply
    • Thank you Dr.K.Rajkumar for the kind words.

      dawnadmin May 14, 2020 11:36 AM Reply
  • I really enjoyed the session. It has been insightful and I liked the way it was conducted. Thank you for a rich and fascinating webinar which has created a fertile ground for building connection and trust and developing genuine empathy. Enjoyable, interesting, enlightening very useful and very well organized during this lockdown period. Looking forward for more webinar like this thank you once again for the organizers of this wonderful webinar.

    SUBHA S May 14, 2020 11:00 AM Reply
    • Thank you Subha for your interest and appreciation.

      dawnadmin May 14, 2020 11:39 AM Reply
  • The sessions were interesting and useful to update my knowledge during this lockdown period

    Ambikavathy May 14, 2020 11:33 AM Reply
    • We are glad to contribute something of value to you Ambikavathy. Thanks.

      dawnadmin May 14, 2020 11:39 AM Reply
  • Thank you for this amazing webinar sessions. It was very useful and productive. I really enjoyed and learned a lot.

    Ridhi Rukhiyana May 15, 2020 2:35 PM Reply
    • We are glad to hear this Ridhi.

      dawnadmin May 17, 2020 9:36 AM Reply
  • It was really a good session

    Dr. Monica Ranka May 17, 2020 10:53 AM Reply
    • Thank you Dr.Monica

      dawnadmin May 17, 2020 11:08 AM Reply
  • The sessions were amazing and informative also helped me grow productive. I could not attend 2 of the sessions. Looking forward to the next session hope to learn more.

    Muthu Selvam M May 19, 2020 4:02 PM Reply
    • Thank you Muthu Selvam for your active participation.

      dawnadmin May 20, 2020 1:23 PM Reply

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