Voice of Youth
How we started?
“Dream is not what you see in sleep, it is something that does not let you sleep.”
A great thought, quoted by our most loved former President and a great scientist, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam. A team of eleven members, belonging to different departments, working together for a sole purpose, Our College Newspaper. So, it was a dream come true for us.
On 1st October 2020, the idea of doing something for our college came up in the minds of our Chief Editor, Mahima Verma, and our Deputy Editor, Athul Varghese of 2nd year BA English. To bring this idea into action, they contacted Vidya Miss, Convenor of our newspaper. She was really impressed. She advised them to form a team and do the groundwork before proposing this idea to the management. The next day, we had our first meeting through google meet. The newspaper was named “Voice of Youth”. Designations were given. Works were divided. When we were ready with a full proof plan, we again contacted Vidya Miss and she conveyed our idea to the management.
Just after a week, on 7th October 2020, the Editorial Team had their first meeting with the teachers of different languages, who were going to help us with the corrections. The team presented their ideas and logo, designed by our Technical Heads, Arun Raj R., and Clevin Robert of 2nd year BCA. The teachers were happy seeing their students putting efforts to do something for the college. We got the green signal. Now we were more powerful as we had the support of our manager, Sri. George Kuriakose Sir, principal, Dr. Geetha Mam, and our Dean, Prof. Daisy Mam.
It were our teachers who told us to launch our newspaper officially with an inauguration. We immediately started planning the program. We were really worried about the chief guest. Our Deputy Editor, Sandra Satheesh, suggested Mr. Josekutty Panackal, the most apt person for the inaugural ceremony. Mr. Josekutty Panackal is the Chief Photographer of Malayala Manorama, one of the leading newspapers in Kerala. He completed his graduation in Economics and post-graduation in Mass Communication and Journalism. After post-graduation, he did a diploma in Computer Application. He even attended a special training for sports photography in Malaysia, conducted by IFRA. He holds four Limca book of records for the maximum number of photos filed through the digital format in the year 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Besides this, he has won more than forty national and state awards for news photography. An amazing personality and the best person to guide us in our journey. In the launching ceremony, he explained about the various important things we have to keep in mind, in order to publish a newspaper. He gave us a heads up about working under a lot of pressure, and how tiring it will be for us. But in the last, he said that it will be all worthy. He encouraged us to keep going, despite of the obstacles that will come is our ways.
The team also did their part well in the inauguration ceremony. Our Deputy Editor, Vrinda M. G. of 2nd year B. Com. Tax. And our Section Head, Vismaya K. A. of 2nd year BA English were the Masters of the Ceremony. The management and the teachers expressed their happiness through words of appreciation. Our Associate Editor, Sandra Zachariah, introduced the club members and the Editorial Team to the audience. Our editor, Liya M.P., proposed the vote of thanks to everyone who had contributed to the success of our newspaper. Our Associate Editor, Krishnapriya Vinu of 2nd year B. Com. Tax., and our editor, Vishnu K. Y. of 2nd year BA English, were behind the creative ideas we presented in the newspaper. Later on, Sudeep Nambiar of 3rd year BCA joined the team as the Alumni Head and Rachel Jacob of 1st year BA English joined as our editor. This is how we published our first edition on 20th October 2020, within a short time span of twenty days.
We are proud to announce that we are 10 editions old now and we are thank every single person who spared their valuable time to read our newspaper and helped us reach where we are now. We thank everyone who supported us in different ways and we expect the active participation of all the students and teachers in the future. Thank You.
– Editorial Team