Chandan Mehta speech at IIMM Delhi

Ladies and gentlemen,

I stand before you today, truly humbled and honored to be here at the International Institute of Mass Media, Delhi. This moment is not just special for me; it’s a celebration of the remarkable achievements of this esteemed institution and its incredibly talented students.

First and foremost, I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the entire IIMM team for their outstanding accomplishment – winning the Best Story Award for “The Bench” at the prestigious Indogma Film Festival 2019. This is no small feat, and it is a testament to your dedication, creativity, and storytelling prowess. The film industry thrives on such talent, and I have no doubt that your future in the world of cinema is incredibly promising.

I would also like to express my gratitude to Subhash sir and Parvez Khan sir for bestowing upon me the privilege of being the Chief Guest on this proud and memorable occasion. It is an honor that I hold dear, and I thank you for your gracious invitation.

But today is not just about awards and titles; it’s about the power of education, creativity, and the pursuit of one’s passion. Each one of you sitting here represents the potential to make a profound impact in the world of media and beyond.

Mass media is not just a career; it’s a calling. It’s about shaping narratives, influencing perspectives, and, most importantly, telling stories that matter. Whether you’re a filmmaker, a journalist, a marketing guru, or a public relations expert, your role in today’s society is pivotal.

You have the power to amplify voices, to shine a light on the unseen, and to inspire change. And as you embark on your journey, remember that success is not solely measured by accolades or financial gains. It’s about the impact you make, the lives you touch, and the stories you tell.

In the world of media, adaptability and innovation are your best friends. Embrace technology, stay curious, and never stop learning. The media landscape is ever-evolving, and it’s those who dare to push boundaries and challenge the status quo who leave an indelible mark.

As you walk out of these doors and into the world, I encourage you to be bold, be compassionate, and be authentic. Your stories have the potential to bridge divides, to inspire, and to bring about positive change.

Lastly, I want to express my gratitude to all the students of IIMM Delhi and the honorable faculties. Your dedication to learning and your passion for media are the driving forces behind the success of this institution.

As you continue your academic journey here at IIMM, remember that knowledge is power, and the skills you acquire here will be the foundation upon which you build your future.

In closing, I’d like to say that the world is waiting to hear your stories, to see your creativity, and to be inspired by your passion. Embrace your role as storytellers, and never underestimate the impact you can have.

Congratulations once again to the IIMM team for their remarkable achievement, and I wish each and every one of you success, fulfillment, and boundless creativity in your careers.

Thank you.