My Tears Come Out wins IndiaAfrica photography contest award
Assamese photojournalist Visma Kumar Thapa has been selected as one of the winners in the IndiaAfrica photography competition. Thapa’s photograph titled, My Tears Come Out, is about a small child in Assam’s Goalpara district who is seen running barefoot and with a half burnt textbook in his hand. The photograph was taken during the spurt of violence in the Rabha Hasong area recently when several schools were torched by miscreants in response to a protest call by several Rabha Hasong organizations. The Rabha Hasong violence had led to the death of 20 people and left thousands injured and homeless.
Visma Thapa is a photojournalist based in Tura. He has been actively covering important social and political issues in Assam and Meghalaya.
The IndiaAfrica mission is a unique project supported by the Public Diplomacy Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. The project has been conceptualised to complement the government to government and business to business initiatives, and to bring the people of India and Africa closer and help partner shape the future of these two geographies by engaging their youth. INDIAFRICA: A Shared Future looks to engage the youth in India and Africa through contests, fellowships, collaborative projects, internships, events and cultural exchanges. The programme is multifaceted in that though it focuses on the youth, it also builds up the ecosystem amongst multiple stakeholders … institutions, organisations, think-tanks, corporates and governments.