Did you know Shailesh Lodha Aka Taarak M नई दिल्ली
Did you know Shailesh Lodha Aka Taarak Mehta officially made his way to Instagram? Read to know!
One of the most beloved actors of the small screen, Shailesh Lodha has finally made his entry on Instagram. The comedy actor joined the social media platform recently and posted a video about his official account. In the video, he stated that he joined Instagram after much reluctance. The actor is widely known for his onscreen character Taarak Mehta from ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ and has been entertaining the audience for more than a decade now. To let you know, the actor has had several fan pages with a crazy fan following.
After seeing a lot of unofficial pages by his name, he joined the social media platform which goes by the username ‘@iamshaileshlodha’. The actor already has a strong fanbase on Facebook with more than 320K likes on his page. In his video, he said, “I joined social media after being persuaded by my friends to counter the fake accounts which have got thousands of followers.” Furthermore, he even made it official sharing his official Instagram handle with his followers.
It was also observed that ever since he made his account official, a lot of fake pages changed their pages into fanpages. “I never even realized that the fake pages which were run on my name had so many pages. I was surprised to know that one of the unofficial pages on my name had more than 200K followers. I am really fortunate that people have given me so much love in these years and have given me the recognition of Taarak Mehta. It feels blessed”, he added.
Not just a hilarious actor, he is also one of the highest-paid poets and authors with 4 titles to his name. ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ is one of the most viewed and one of India’s longest-running television shows. Produced by Neela Tele Films, the show went on air on 28 July 2008. The reruns of the show began from November 2, 2015, on Sony Pal. To know more about his day-to-day life, check out Shailesh Lodha’s official Instagram page right away.
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Tony Michael: The powerhouse of talent as a makeup artist and a beauty expert in Kerala.
Every woman is unique and beautiful in her own way. However, make-up has become a way for a woman to look and feel beautiful while showcasing her confidence in a different manner. But it can’t be done alone to beautify the actual pretty nature of women. A little help from a celebrity make-up artist like Tony Michael can create wonders.
A talented make-up artist not only transforms a woman into a symbol of how every beautiful woman should look like but altogether makes a woman feel gorgeous. A make-up artist blends her flaws to perfection while blending it to their beauty making her fall in love with herself all over again. Their hard work never goes unnoticed especially in the fashion industry where they are applauded for their magical work.
Tony Michael is one of the biggest names in the make-up industry. He brings along new trends and variety.
Tony is a make-up specialist who knows the intricate secrets of make-up and creates magic with his work. He makes everyone spellbound with his extraordinary talent and magical fingers that highlights the inner beauty of a woman. He is Well known in Southindia and around the globe for his style that is combined with elegance.
He’s always dedicated to the complete picture-while keeping the most significant cosmetics, hairstyle, and accessories in mind. Tony believes that every element should be synergistic to weave an eccentric portrait of total beauty with great style.
His passion and love for flawless makeup no doubt makes him stand out exceptionally and unmatched in the industry. With his charismatic personality, he gives an insight into the hidden beauty and highlights it in his work.
Since 2014, Tony Michael has managed to bring his own style statement to fashion industry giving it a whole new meaning. With his innovative, creative and eccentric ideas in the fashion industry, He has gained the attention of Top Celebrities from Southindian Film Industry and His methodology for make-up and creativity have always kept his talent in the limelight shedding all the attention, cameras and lights upon him from every sphere.
As a sign of a successful career, Tony has also been associated with numerous projects around the globe. Some of them are under the domain of photoshoots, television and print advertisements, music videos, fashion shows, launches and tv talk shows. These are just the top glimpses of the career of make-up ace everywhere.
The grace, subtly, sophistication in his styles helps in enhancing and bringing about the best in every face. He makes every artists look no less than a exquisite. He has mastered in Bridal make-up and hairstyles as well.
Tony Michael with his talent has managed to score in the list of Top south indian celebrity makeup artists in India. He is one of the most trusted names in the fashion industry and is preferred by the leading designers, photographers, and modelling agencies.
Know more about Aditya Modak, an Indian entrepreneur & founder of K9-Kennels.
At 25, Aditya made a great space for himself in the field of pet business and entrepreneurship
Aditya Modak, one of the most popular Entrepreneur has success coming all his way from the past 2 years. At 25, Aditya made a great space for himself in the field of pet business and entrepreneurship. However, He worked hard to reach where he is in his professional life today.
With a great expertise in dog breeding, he has got more than 100+ clients in India as well as in the overseas.
At a very early age, Aditya realized his true potential and today he is one of the most influential entrepreneurs of India. This young entrepreneur wishes to inspire many more who wish to start their own companies but lack confidence.
He’s one of those individuals who are helping the poor and needy during the lockdown. Aditya is someone who inspires people on a day-to-day basis, be it in the sphere of business, lifestyle, social work or just keeping up with morals.
Here’s what Aditya has to say about his work and his success in his life as an Entrepreneur and Social Worker.
“Whatever I’m doing today is purely based on my abilities, skills and zeal to do such things. I got no prior mentorship from anyone. I am thankful to my father for always standing by me and for implementing ideas related to business as well as social welfare.
The ongoing lockdown has affected the lives of some of the most vulnerable communities across the country, such as migrant labourers, waste pickers, single mothers and many more.
To help people aid these initiatives, volunteers from my team have put together a list of verified Non-Government Organizations, charities and institutions which are working towards this cause in the lockdown period.
For instance, my team has successfully called for donations and has provided the needy with tons of rice, dal, sugar and other daily food products that are the needs for their daily food source. Thousands of face masks have been made by my dear team and have been distributed among the ones who need them as they have no proper shelter.
Ex Commando Lucky Bisht’s Web Series ‘Pithoragarh’ on Netflix soon
After huge success of short films, web series and musical video, Ex Commando Lucky Bisht’s New Web Series ‘Pithoragarh’ will be released on Netflix soon.
“We have got ‘in Principal’ approval from NETFLIX. Agreement of Association was to be signed on March 27 this year but it was delayed due to lockdown. We will soon start shooting and hopefully, the audience would get to see this fantastic human angle story soon on a leading OTT platform. During the lockdown, we have got our screenplay and other back-end works completed,” informed Bisht.
We have got ‘in Principal’ approval from NETFLIX. Agreement of Association was to be signed on March 27 this year but it was delayed due to lockdown. We will soon start shooting and hopefully audience would get to see this fantastic human angle story soon on a leading OTT platform. During the lockdown, we have got our screenplay and other back-end works completed.
Following the grand success of his music album, short films and web series, Ex Commando (NSG) Lakshan Singh Bisht(popularly known as Lucky Bisht) is all set to produce India’s first World War movie on legendry ‘ Gabbar Singh Negi’ whose heroic act is little known to the people of the country. After taking voluntary retirement of services in 2015, his sense of service continued in another form with his entry into Bollywood. Coming from a family of servicemen since several generations, Lucky Bisht embarks on a new journey which manifests his patriotism more vigorously.
After being relieved from the Army, in 2018, Bisht founded his own production house under the banner of 'Lucky Commando Films' with offices in Haldwani and Mumbai. He is presently working on several short films. Lucky has so far produced movie ‘Niyati Chakra’ in (2018), the short movie ‘Kon Saab..? in (2018) short movie ‘3d Night’ in (2018) feature movie O Maya in (2018) and web series of ‘Super Laundeys’ in (2019). Now, he is all set to bring out India’s first World War movie on the big screen. It would be a biopic on the legendary tale of Gabbar Singh Negi, a World War I hero who sacrificed his life at the age of 19 in 1915.
Negi, a resident of Garhwal (Tehri district) lost his life while fighting World War I. He stunned the Britishers with his act of bravery, valour and fearlessness and hence was given the highest gallantry award of the British Honour system -‘Victoria Cross’-posthumously.
“People know very little about World War I hero Negi and he had received the highest gallantry award of the world ‘ Victoria Cross’ and Gadwal Regiment was given unprecedented special privilege to keep sword on the right side as a tribute to him. I resist telling very interesting social aspects related to ‘Negi at this stage.’ However, I feel that people must know that he was the youngest ( 19 years) World War I hero who left his marriage ceremony incomplete to go to the war and when his bride came to know his heroic act and the highest sacrifice, she decided to remain unmarried till her life,” said Bisht who had purchased all rights and NOC of ‘Negi’ from the family of the War Hero and the war movie is expected to hit the big screen in 2022.
Coming from an army family background Lucky joined Indian army just in 17 years of age with his passion to serve the country and completed his Commando training of 2.5 years in Israel. He was later inducted in elite force National Security Guard (NSG). Bisht received the award of India's Best NSG Commando in 2009. While serving in NSG, he had been personal security officer of many VIP including Narendra Modi, then Chief Minister of Gujarat. He also served as security men LK Ladwani, Rajnath Singh, and Chandra Babu Naidu among others. She resigned from his job in 2015 and started his carrier in Bollywood in 2016. And by 2018, he became a well known Bollywood figure. There was no looking back since then and his sense of service for the nation reached a new high.
“I was a personal Security officer of Chandra Babu Naidu, Telgu Desham Chief and Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. I came in close contact with Junior NTR, a leading actor of South India along with other leading actors there. From there I landed in Bollywood and a new journey began. I find films a strong medium to convey social messages and human angle stories,” he added.
Bisht's production house aims at delivering the best quality content with the social message within it. Expressing his disappointment at the current scenario where stories of great Indian heroes remain confined in books and never come out, he said, “Being a soldier himself, he feels a huge responsibility on his shoulders to bring out the stories of bravery and sacrifice that lie hidden deep down in the folds of papers.”
"Discussions are on with leading production houses of Europe and the USA. Also, we are trying to get leading names for the cast and are aiming to realise the film by August 2022," he said.
Lucky Commando Films recently made its first music video "Ehsaas", based on the theme - 'No acid attacks'. He will come up with several other short films, web series and feature films in the future. His popular project is a short film "NiyatiChakra", based in Varanasi. It is written and directed by Santosh Ojha, an alumnus of FTII, Pune. A young team has produced a short film, "3-D Nights", which aimed at fighting the social challenge of drug addiction in India. "3-D Nights" was produced by Lucky Bisht and Kashvi Production. A short film, "Kaun Saab", backed by Lucky, raises a question on how dreadful criminals and terrorists are given VIP treatment in jail.
Though Lucky Bisht has been connecting with several state governments for support and association with his War Movie and other productions such as web series, however, he is expecting big support from his home state Uttarkhand on ‘ Gabbar Singh Negi.’
"The Uttarakhand government has invited us to showcase the film so that they can decide on how they can promote the film to spread its message to a larger audience," he added.
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Person of Colour (a rant)
What does this phrase even mean? I woke up to this phrase in recent years. I thought the correct phrase was "person of origin" but no, there is a term as "person of color" and is referred to anyone who is not white. And who is white according to the ones who think others are not white? Is there something called as more white or whiter, whitest, slightly white, not too white but white. "Fifty shades of grey" is not just a bestseller but is the undertone of humanity today. A saying goes by "a problem well defined is a problem half solved." So, do we now know what is the problem? Or we are just angry because others are angry but we don't care to understand the issue on a deeper level. Discrimination comes later, it is the conditioning that comes first. We are all programmed to believe that black or dark is associated with anything evil, negative, sinister, ugly. That a black heart is an evil heart, that a dark mind is a twisted psychopath, smearing black paint on someone's face is a sign of stigma and so on and so on. When we want to protest, we wear black. Again. Why is the word "dark" or "black" used with such negative connotations? More than how people look at dark skin, it is what they have been conditioned to believe- that they have to instantly dislike/hate upon black things. Whereas darkness is the ultimate reality of life. Everything was born from darkness and will dissolve into darkness one day. Ever heard of a fact more certain than this?
I am falling short of words here, may be this did not come out the way I wanted it to, i don't know. It's just annoying when someone says, "black is not my skin, black is your heart." Something is grossly wrong with this phrase too, I think.
Infodemic: Time to break the chain!!!
"We are not just fighting an pandemic; we're fighting an infodemic".
This is what the World Health Organisation has stated on the seriousness of the fake news which being passed on in these times of crisis . Today, the world is already facing serious crisis due to novel coronavirus and what the need of the hour demands is the awareness of each and every human on this planet .
However, it is a tragic truth that in these times of crisis another similar virus is stepping in the society, it might not be scientifically proven but it starts with the unawareness of an individual and it starts spreading when we start believing what we see or hear without thinking about the credibility of the sources. And this psychological virus is leading to what we call as INFODEMIC , spread of fake news or misinformation among the individuals and the society. No vaccine can be ever be invented for this serious crisis . It traces our clicks and our speech every time when we share Fake News or Fake Facts .
It might not seem life threatening to many at first but false facts diminishes our process of acting like an aware citizen.
We can see how the world is suffering from this INFODEMIC from with the help of various false examples and fake facts being circulated about the NOVEL CORONA VIRUS and how it is brainwashing our minds.In many cases it has brainwashed the minds of numerous people that they are not even taking the necessary precautions required against the COVID-19 pandemic.In many cases this infodemic is also leading to violation of social distancing by creating panic amongst the people through circulation of any fake news .
We can understand the seriousness of this situation by the fact that not only the World Health Organisation but also the governments from around the world are trying to analyse the situation and keeping check on how the fake news actually spreads and they are firmly accepting the life threatening risk which can be caused by such circulation of fake news and facts.
Lot of portals and platforms are launched by the government to increase the flow of credible information amongst the citizens and to ensure that correct information is spread to them. Apart from this many social media platforms are also actively taking steps to break this chain of INFODEMIC. Celebrities from across the nation are also spreading the message to break the chain of INFODEMIC through campaigns like #MatKarForward.
The need of the hour is to be an aware citizen because individual efforts to stay aware and informed can only save our society , our family ,our nation and the entire world from this INFODEMIC.
Here are the some points which can help us to fight this serious problem:
· Look for the source and make sure that the source is credible.
· Read the entire content . Don't just go by the headlines as these could be crafted in a way to grab the attention .
· Ask experts , research about it from authorized authorities and confirm that if it is really true or not.
· Report if you receive any such message .
· Spread awareness in your family and friends as well and also make them aware about such fake messages and how it can create serious problems.
Your awareness can be very helpful for the better society and could BREAK THIS CHAIN OF INFODEMIC. We need to be much more aware of what we are forwarding .Be need to strengthen our family, our society,our nation and our world by such awareness.
Shipra Arora, a Air Crew, feeds about 70 stray dogs, in addition to her 10 pet Stray dogs At her mothers house.
Shipra calls the dogs on the streets, the ones she feeds and looks after, her kids.
Shipra, who is from New Delhi, feeds at least 70 stray dogs every day. She feeds them intermittently, starting from five or six in the evening and until 10:00 pm. She cooks their food using the milk and bread and Parle G that is available through ration shops .
The 31 year-old began feeding dogs when she was 14. “I was a dog lover from a young age and befriended them when I was eight.
She has given name to every stray dog and they responded to when she calls their name, she played with them everyday, treat them if they require.
She is also associated with a group named RescueBezubaan, she and few of her friends has started this and now everyone out there is helping stray animals for a better life.
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CAUSE OF SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT UNNATURAL DEATH
Through your esteemed newspaper ,I want to express my grief over the sad demise of Sushant Singh Rajput unnatural death and beside this from my end I appeal to the concerned authority to investigate the cause of his death earnestly.
It is heartbreaking news for us that Sushant Singh Rajput is no longer in this world. And apart from this, it is a big shock to the world of the film Industry that at such a young age a talented actor had to vanish . But more than that, I am shattered and harbouring in my mind that why he committed suicide at the age of 34 years. Might be he is suffering from severe depression that’s why he make the decision to attempt suicide. Because as per study severe Depression or Hopelessness can make people feel great emotional pain and loss of hope, making them unable to see another way to relieve the pain other than ending their own life. Sometimes, when people feel they have lost all hope and don't feel able to change that, it can overshadow all of the good things in their life, making suicide seem like a viable option. But whatever it may be the reason behind ,I think Sushant Singh Rajput should discuss with someone close to his heart whether it is his parents ,relatives or friend what is happening in his life so that his Burden of worries becomes lighter and he may proceed further towards his next destination. I am able to explore my mind that might be there is some conspiracy and deep mystery under his suicide. Because, he achieved the pillar of success in his life after tackling a lot of hurdles with his positive and clear perspective attitude.
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Ondo Government Moves To Domesticate Child Rights Act, Violence Against Persons
The Ondo State Government said it would soon domesticate the Child Rights Act and Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act in the state.
Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Adekola Olawoye made the disclosure in an interview on Tuesday in Akure, the state capital.
Olawoye said the move was to further help to curb the rising cases of sexual and gender-based violence.
According to him, the state was also looking into other relevant laws to prosecute those found guilty of rape in the state.
He said the law would ensure any person convicted will serve life imprisonment while any offender less than 18 years will serve 14 years in prison among others.
Also speaking, Chairman of International Federation of Women Lawyers in Ondo State, Mrs Bola Joel Ogundadegbe, condemned the rising cases of sexual abuse and violence against women in the country.
Ogundadegbe said the government needed to enact laws that would deal decisively with offenders, noting that the VAPP law will take care of every aspect of abuses in the society.
Remembering The “Profeseers” Of UNILAG By Joke Omotunde
Forty years ago, a brand new set of undergraduate students graduated from the Mass Communication Department of the University of Lagos. I was fortunate to be one of them. I remember very well the enthusiasm of fellow graduating students, the hopes and aspirations of a greater and brighter future ahead in uncharted territories. If not, how could I have survived my initial encounter with what I thought was the 'magic door' years later while on a training program in the United States? Here was I face-to-face with doors that would on their own open for me any time without prompting or having to use a key to unlock them. Every day, every time, anywhere such doors open for me to enter or exit a building, my mind goes back to two of my lecturers at the Mass Communication Department, University of Lagos, Professors Alfred Opubor and Onuora Nwuneli. Both were American trained professors of Mass Communication.
Professor Opubor of blessed memory was the first Nigerian to bag a Ph.D. in Media and Communication in Africa while Professor Nwuneli, is an erudite Professor of Mass Communication and one of the brightest minds the department of Mass Communication the University of Lagos ever produced. They both taught my set, (1977/1980) Communication Arts, or was it "The Arts of Communication and Communication Theories?". In their attempts to explain that in communication arts, students study the art of human communication in an ever-changing world of technology, they would give examples of the advancement of technology in developed countries especially America where they both studied and how such advancement would eventually affect our jobs as mass communicators. With their little bit of American accent mixed with their Nigerian diction, both would dish out examples of the latest technology in every aspect of American life. It was on one of those occasions that Professor Nwuneli talked about the automatic doors. I remember my friends and classmates who usually sat at the front row of the class, Mope Ajayi (Nee Sogbetun), Simisola Ogunkoya (Nee Thomas), Ayinke Sanni (Nee DoRegos, Tayo Ekundayo, Tunde Falasinu, Femi Ogundare) and I would giggle "hmmm Fabu! (fabrication) believing Professor Nwuneli was fond of exaggerations. But little did we know that we needed to pay more attention.
Professor Nwuneli would talk about the emerging communication technologies that would reduce the world to a "Global Village" (yes I heard that phrase for the first time from Nwuneli's lecture); one that would enable you see live pictures of breaking news event from different parts of the world from the comfort of your living room. Wow! With hindsight, I later realized the professors didn't even tell us the full scale of the impact communication technology would have on us 40 years after our graduation from the Department.
By the way, the Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos was established in 1966 following a bilateral agreement between the Federal Government of Nigeria, the United Nations Development Program, UNDP and the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). As such it was the best Department with modern facilities for studying in our own years. We had the best of everything needed to excel in our studies. We, students of Mass Communication, were the crème de la crème of the University’s society. With fully airconditioned classrooms, appropriate study seats, electronic typewriters, ever clean rest rooms, shining floors etc., we were all proud to be in the Department.
However, our professors probably didn't know that 40 years after our graduation, the state-of-the-art learning facilities would become obsolete in no time. The professors did not tell us that the Department's Secretary, Mrs. Olayinka Dada’s electronic typewriters that we used instead of the manual ones would one day disappear and be replaced with gadgets as small as our palms. They did not tell us that Professor Ralph Akinfeleye's Dark Room for Photojournalism would be useless for today's production or printing of pictures. That Professor Olatunji Dare's Grammar for Journalists would no longer give students headaches because today, there are applications that correct spelling and grammatical errors. Moreover, the small keyboards on mobile phones and other hand-held devices that make typing difficult have resulted in a radical shortening of words and increasing use of symbols and shorthand with little or no adherence to traditional grammatical rules Professor Dare emphasized 40 years back! Professor Idowu Sobowale's Ethics of Journalism have been thrown to the winds because of the emergence of the various social media platforms and online reports which thrive in publishing rumors, half-truths, “alternative facts” instead of verifiable facts. Professor Olu Fadeyibi's Broadcast Class and studios now have speakers that are as small as match boxes and yet more powerful than the huge ones that occupied half of the broadcast studios 40 years ago. I pity Professor Fadeyibi the most, broadcast owners now hire broadcasters whose only qualification for the job seems to be the ability to speak in a foreign accent. This is total contrast to the traditional broadcasters we modelled in Professor Fadeyibi’s class then. Professor Frank Ugboajah's Class for Public Relations and Advertising have been taken over by social media marketing, display marketing, YouTube adverts, and website designs. We did not know about all these technical terms 40 years ago!
My first realization of the seeming realities of the professors’ "fabrications" (as we thought) of those years of study of Mass Communication came about in the very year of our graduation from the Department in 1980. That year, the Cable News Network, CNN, an American news-based pay television channel commenced transmission. It was the first television channel to provide 24-hour news coverage and was the first all-news television channel in the United States. Then came the early 90s with the 24-hour coverage by CNN of the Persian Gulf War, also called Gulf War, (1990–91), an international conflict that was triggered by Iraq ’s invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990. It was amazing! Journalists watched live from the corners of their sitting rooms and offices the devastating Gulf War through the technological innovation of a satellite/cable TV American wonder, called CNN. It dawned on me, yes indeed, Professor Nwuneli's predictions of the world becoming a "Global Village" has been realized.
Then came the invention of new gadgets such as mobile phones which made communication easier by allowing people to communicate from anywhere. And then it was Nigeria's turn to be part of the Global Village with the introduction of the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) in 2001. And today, just as the professors predicted, journalists can complete the production of their newspapers, magazines and journals on their hand-held devises.
True to their predictions, many journalists, mass communicators, graphic and visual designers, photographers, film and television producers who are not able to catch up with the digital/technological trend have either been thrown out of jobs or have found other less technologically challenging careers. And today, out of Sixty-Six of us that graduated in the Year 1980, only a few of us (about five or six) retired as practicing journalists, broadcasters or public affairs specialists. Most of us took up roles in banking, hospital administration, business, law, printing and farming.
The most accurate period for Professors Nwuneli and Opubor to justify their 40-year-old predictions came about this year. In spite of the COVID-19 lockdown which brough human activities to a near complete and utter standstill, the media, aided by tech tools, was able to function and perform its key role of informing the citizenry of the guidelines to stay safe during the Pandemic. Today, the proliferation of various online communication channels and deepening internet penetration have led to a decline in face-to-face communications. Citizen journalism and social media have thrown many journalists out of jobs as our professors once predicted.
Over the years, the Department of Mass Communication itself has re-defined and reviewed its curricula. Courses offered now often look at ownership of media channels and the effects of digital technology on the media with modules on smartphone culture, social media and online advertising. The media is in a constant state of upheaval with legacy media operations shrinking their operations and, in some cases, closing completely as professors Nwunneli and Opubor predicted 40 years back.
However, despite these technological developments and the challenges they posed to communications professionals trained in the late 70s and early 80s, we are very proud of our Department and our aforementioned lecturers who taught us the rudiments of the profession and prepared us for today’s challenges. They are not to be blamed for our inability to keep up with today’s technological advancements. The journalists in CNN are also not necessarily better than the ones in Channels TV, AIT, TVC of Nigeria. However, 40 years ago while Mope, Simi, Marie Terese, Tayo, Tunde, Femi and I thought what Professor Nwuneli was saying was Fabu (fabrication), the CNN journalists were working with modern gadgets of that age and preparing for the future of more modern technology, we in this part of the world were still thinking automatic doors were impossible!
What else can we say about these lecturers who predicted the future of our profession and warned us in advance that the changes that would affect it would throw us out of job if we failed to move ahead of the curve.
Thankfully, we Mass Communication students had an added advantage over other students then. We went through different faculties to be well grounded in our major discipline. And that is why today, those who have sought careers in other fields entirely have over the years proved their mettle.
Imagine us passing through over twenty professors of Law, Science, Social Sciences, Languages, Arts etc. including Jadesola Akande of Law, Father Joseph Schyuler, Social Relations, Adeboye Babalola, Language Arts, Femi Ekundayo, Languages, aside from our own professors Frank Ugboaja, Sam Otitigbe, Femi Sonaike, Delu Ogunade and the aforementioned - all experts in their respective fields.
Now that we have seen and passed through the automatic (magic?) doors of life and realized the world indeed is a global village, we shall forever remain grateful to our professors who saw tomorrow, as it were, and prepared us for the challenges ahead. It is time to say "thank you" a thousand and one times again to them, the Department and, of course, the entire University.
And lest I forget (I dare not!) I doff my heart to all the members of the 1980 graduating set for being Great Akokites and more importantly for being great ambassadors of the Department over the years.