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Deepak Ramola: Internationally famous motivational speaker address the B.Tech Freshers

In the second week of the ongoing B. Tech. Induction Program of Graphic Era, Mr Deepak Ramola, the motivational speaker of International and National repute and founder and artistic director of Project Fuel, gave life lessons to the freshers. He urged the future engineers to always have a smile on their face while facing challenges of life.

Addressing the students Mr. Ramola told the students “Once you accept your weakness, nobody in the world can bully or challenge you”. He also said that the main motive of life is not only to be successful but to work for the benefit of humanity which will play a vital role in the development of the society. Sharing his experience of his 90 days stay with Syrian and Afghanistan refugees, he said that communication plays a significant role in maintaining peace and brotherhood across the world. Giving success mantras to the students he said that concentration is important in life but balance is more important. In order to develop patience, concentration and balance in life, one has to develop fortitude and respect for divergent views. Mr. Ramola also did various fun activities with the students. The session was concluded with the question- answer session.

Mr. Ramola also spoke about how migration was becoming a serious problem that requires concerted efforts the world over to fight this problem. He urged the students to stick to their roots while taking their career forward.

At the end of the session a vote of thanks was proposed by the Head of the Management Department of Graphic Era Hill University , Prof. Vishal Sagar. The event was coordinated by Mrs. Sakshi Gupta. The event was attended by all B.Tech students and the faculty members.

Media and Mass Communication induction program starts in Graphic Era Hill University

Sometimes sensation is necessary in Journalism - Sinha

“Sensationalism in news is important but should be relative”, said the Inspector General of police Mr Amit Kumar Sinha. Mr Sinha was invited as the chief guest to the induction ceremony of the fresh batch of students of Media and Mass Communication Department at Graphic Era Hill University. He further said that only because of sensational journalistic reporting many criminal cases have re-opened for investigation and even forced the government to implement new laws and amendments.

Citing cases of Kathua and Muzzaffarpur rape case, Mr. Sinha said that if media had not reported about these cases then it would have never been highlighted and he also emphasized on the face that the government made special policies for shelter homes. He said that the journalists can bring big changes by doing sensational journalism with the right perspective. He further said that there should be a control on sensationalism too so that it can help in smooth functioning of the democracy.

Mr Sinha also highlighted that students of journalism must focus on three C’s namely communication, confidence and content. Among these three, he gave emphasis to content. Mr. Sinha also applauded the students of Media and Mass communication department of Graphic Era Hill University who have created videos for a citizen portal of Uttarakhand police and also enlightened the students about journalist’s role of creating awareness amongst the citizens.

Dr. Subhash Gupta, Director Infrastructure and Professor of Media and Mass Communication, highlighted upon the fact that journalism is all about presenting facts with confidence where presentation also matters the most. He also informed about the related careers and the preparation required to excel in the field of media. Dr. Subhash Gupta advised the students to stay away from drugs and also follow traffic rules while driving.

In the second session, Mr. Navneet Gairola did an ice-breaking session with the students. The department of Media and Mass Communication will have a four day induction programme hosting the renowned personalities of the media world. On this occasion, the students and teachers of Media and Mass Communication department and English honours department were present.

Career in journalism is chosen not from head, but heart: Ponam Sharma

Senior TV journalist Poonam Sharma said that journalism is a career, which is chosen not from head, but heart. Delhi-based senior journalist of a prominent TV news channel, Poonam Sharma is a well known name in the field of electronic media. Today she was the chief guest on the third day of new session of Media and Mass Communication department of Graphic Era Hill University.

While speaking on a guest lecture titled “challenges in TV journalism”, Poonam Sharma said there are a lot of opportunities in the electronic journalism, but this field is also full of challenges. She said that only those students should opt for a career in journalism, who want to work here from their hearts and not heads. She added that a good reporter is like a soldier who allows no infiltration even at the cost of his life. A good reporter also toils hard to get news and like a soldier, does not let fake news reach people at any cost.

Poonam Sharma further added that a good journalist does not believe in any news blindly and does not let the news be published or telecast without cross checking it personally. She said that in journalism every day is a new day and a good reporter works passionately on his every story as if it was his first and last story. There is no dearth of fame and money once a reporter establishes his name in journalism. But this requires hard work, honesty and strong will power. She answered questions raised by wannbe reporters and also shared her experiences in journalism. She added that team work is very important in electronic journalism. New students left no chance to take selfies with the TV celebrity and were seen surrounding her for long time.

Director, Infrastructure, Graphic Era, Professor Dr. Subhash Gupta, Head of the department, Taha Siddiqui, Himani Binjola, Shikha Tyagi, Sandeep Bhatt, Shivani Pant, Vikram Rautela and students of the department remained present on the occasion. The event was anchored by BJMC student, Diksha Bisht.