A Brief note on SPARC

The Student Council of Media School, DME, referred to as SPARC is the brain child of Prof. (Dr) Ambrish Saxena, Dean, Media School. SPARC stands for “Students with Positive Attitude and Resonating Communication”.

Set up on Aug 26, 2019, SPARC was created on the premise of providing a platform and opportunities for the holistic growth of students.  It aims at empowering the students with a sense of responsibility towards the Institution and fellow students and to ensure congenial atmosphere on campus and off campus for the overall growth of students. 

SPARC believes in creating leaders for tomorrow and instilling students with positive attitude and positive energy. 

Membership

Starting with 18 members comprising two class representatives of each section in 2019, the Council today has more than 50 members across all the sections of Media School, DME. 

Prof. (Dr) Ambrish Saxena, a strong votary of youth empowerment, is the ideator and founder of SPARC. Ms Deepika Dhawan steered this student council in the first year of its existence as Faculty Convener. 

The present composition of SPARC is as follows:

  • Advisor: Prof. (Dr) Susmita Bala, Head, DME Media School
  • Facilitators: Ms Krishna Pandey and Dr Tinam Borah, Assistant Professors, DME Media School
  • Conveners (Students): Ms Shreya Jha and Ms Shruti Pandey, Students, BA (JMC), DME Media School
  • Class Representatives of each section

SPARC: Roles & Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities of the SPARC include the following:

  • Creating a healthy environment for everyone in the class
  • Acting as a bridge between the students and the faculty
  • Serving as an active member while coming up with suggestions and ideas
  • Disseminating all the relevant information in their respective class group
  • Providing counseling to students with roadblocks in smooth functioning
  • Initiating circulation of useful links with approval of the mentor
  • Restricting circulation of unreliable or irrelevant information is among the students
  • Updating the mentors about the absentees and the reason for their absence
  • Taking responsibility of the fellow CRs who might be irregular for some reason

In the past two years of its existence, SPARC has been active in organizing events and sessions to create awareness and to sensitize students on various issues affecting the student’s community. SPARC has been regularly raising concerns on issues like Drug abuse, environment conservation, child labour through its platform.  

SPARC over the last one year has also been instrumental in celebrating great personalities and noted leaders of the country like Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Munshi Prem Chand, who have left their mark on the life of our nation. 

As a student body, SPARC has successfully created a niche for itself amongst the students as an association devoted to the cause of the student community. The journey of the SPARC so far has been inspirational and experiential for the members. Even the Covid has not been able to deter and dampen the spirits and enthusiasm of the SPARC members who have strived to achieve the best in their efforts. 

Future Agenda:

SPARC is on an expansion mode. With new batch joining soon, SPARC expects its strength to grow.

SPARC with its democratic approach is open to new talents and new leadership.

As more and more activities planned, SPARC emerges as a mature and integrated body geared up to tackle any challenge.


Events

A teacher is like a candle who consumes itself to light the path for their students. To celebrate the sacred bond between teachers and students, SPARC, the students’ body of DME Media School conceived and executed a Teacher’s Day function through online platform Zoom. The event was attended by all the faculty members of Media School and Prof. (Dr) Ravi Kant Swami, Director, DME. The program commenced with the students presenting audio-visuals of each teacher, showcasing their distinct personality, love for students and dedication towards teaching. Subsequently, students shared some special instances with the teachers which were etched on their hearts and strengthened their bond even further.

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbR4evMff_w

Day-1 of Gandhi and Shastri Jayanti celebrations at DME, one of the best college of GGSIPU witnessed the presence of Mr Lakshmi Shankar Bajpai, Former Deputy Director General, All India Radio, who illuminated the viewers on the topic ‘Contemporary Values of Gandhian Philosophy’. Mr Bajpai initiated his speech by talking about the greatness of Lal Bahadur Shastri and his devotion towards Gandhi Ji. He underlined the global influence of Mahatma Gandhi’s values and teachings, and the respect shown to him by numerous countries worldwide by way of erecting his statues.

Day-2 of Gandhi and Shastri Jayanti witnessed the presence of Mr Sunil Shastri, Former MP and UP Minister. Mr Shastri recollected memories of his father – Former Prime Minister and Bharat Ratna – Lal Bahadur Shastri and encouraged the students to keep his spirit alive.

YouTube Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CLo_gROs88
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSbm4xD9d4g

Students with Positive Attitude and Resonating Communication – SPARC, the student council of DME Media School, one of the best media schools in Noida 62 celebrated its one year in existence as the ‘SPARC Foundation Day’ on October 16. Justice Bhanwar Singh, Director general DME encouraged the students to develop a positive attitude and live by those principles. He stressed upon the importance of having a strong mindset and maintaining positive language. “Look at what you have achieved, not what you have lost. There is no point in regretting”, he emphasized. The celebration of the online event was magnified by Mr Aman Sahni, Vice Chairman, DME with his gracious presence.

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX17SLqi2IU

On 25th Jan, 2021, SPARC – the Student Council of DME Media School celebrated Republic Day. With the focus on freedom struggle and the making of Indian Constitution, the event, organized on a virtual mode through zoom platform, aimed at not only igniting the nationalistic fervour among the students, but also to give them an insight into tints and shades of Indian Constitution. The event was graced by special guest Mr. Mathew Mattam CEO of CYDA (Centre for Youth Development and Activities), Pune, who discussed in detail the policies and youth in India while elaborating on the different aspects of Republic. The celebration saw full participation from the students of DME Media School, Delhi Metropolitan education, one of the premier institutes of learning in Delhi/NCR, affiliated to GGSIP University.

On 22nd Jan, 2021, SPARC- The Student Council of DME Media School celebrated the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, a great revolutionary and nationalist leader of the country. The celebration, organised on a virtual mode through a zoom platform, focused on the life of Netaji and his contribution to the freedom movement. The occasion was graced by special guest Mr. Rajesh Badal, senior journalist, filmmaker and former Executive Director, Rajya Sabha TV. Mr Badal, dwelt on the life of Subhash Chandra Bose and shared some interesting anecdotes on Subhash Babu’s struggle against the British imperialism. While remembering Netaji, Dr Ambrish Saxena, SPARC Ideator and Dean, DME Media School, Delhi Metropolitan Education, a premier institute of learning in Delhi/NCR affiliated to GGSIP University, pointed out that it is high time that the young generation should be made aware of Netaji’s ideals and his contribution to the Indian freedom movement. The celebrations continued with cultural activities like skit performance, poetry recitation and speeches on life of Subhash Chandra Bose.

On 22nd Jan, 2021, SPARC- The Student Council of DME Media School celebrated Holi by organising Hasya Kavi Sammelan via zoom. The aim was to correlate the celebrations of colour with our tradition of hasya, rang and ras. The occasion was honoured by the presence of Dr Rajendra Gautam, noted poet, educationist and (retd) Prof of Delhi University who electrified the environment with his scintillating poems and songs on Holi, Corona and politics of the day. His poems were a mixture of humour, love, nature and shringaar ras.
On the occasion, Prof (Dr) Ambrish Saxena, SPARC Ideator and Dean, DME Media School, presented a satirical poetry “tumne kaha hum ne suna; hum sab ne sochha samjha; aur sabko bataya; bura na maano Holi hai …”, which eloquently commented on the grim realities of today’s polity and social cultural transition. The celebration was also the occasion to make the younger generation get acquainted with our cultural heritage. This task was taken up by Honourable Justice Bhanwar Singh , Director General, Delhi Metropolitan Education, a premier institute of learning in Delhi and NCR , affiliated to GGSIP University,  who refreshed the audience’s memories with legendary childhood mythological stories of Hiranya Kashyap and Prahlad and Vrindavan’s Radha – Krishna Holi episodes.

  • On 12th Jan, 2021, SPARC- the Student Council of DME Media School celebrated National Youth Day. The objective of the event was to make the students aware of the life of Swami Vivekananda and his contribution to the society and nation. The celebration was joined by the students of DME Media School. Dr Ambrish Saxena, SPARC ideator, addressed the students. Besides the cultural performances by the students, the students were also addressed by Honourable Justice Bhanwar Singh, Director General, Delhi Metropolitan Education, one of the premier institutes of learning in Delhi/NCR, affiliated to GGSIP University. Also, Dr Ravi Kant Swami, Director, DME and Dr Susmita Bala, HOD, DME Media School, spoke on the occasion.