The Barefoot Communication section started in 1981, with a team of traditional and non-traditional musicians and puppeteers who are collectively known as the ‘Barefoot communicators’.
They began with using live and interactive music, puppet shows and street plays, as these were more familiar to rural communities than television, radio or newspaper.
Barefoot communicators performed and initiated discussions on socio-economic messages and powerful themes such as drinking water, environment, transparency, minimum wages, employment, dalit violence, untouchability, casteism, money lending, death feast, communal harmony, atrocities towards women, women empowerment and child rights. As the performances were a form of popular educational entertainment their viewer consisted of children as well as adults.
Subsequently, the communication section was expanded to include the audio-visual, screen printing and community radio sections. Today, the communication team meets all audio and visual needs, of the College and its educational and developmental initiatives, by producing street plays, music, puppet shows, films, presentations, radio broadcasts, pamphlets, posters, banners, booklets, manuals, t-shirt graphics or any other art work.