Even now when I feel insufficient and unsure about myself, I close my eyes and remember the moment when I could see my peers applauding and cheering.
I aspired to be a media student but did not have the relevant background to fit in. So, finding the right direction and pursuing it was the toughest task, for which I felt thoroughly underprepared. Sure, I was drawn to SCMC, but I always second-guessed my decision.
Coming to Symbiosis Centre for Media & Communication answered the questions I struggled with. Attending club meetings was a major benefit, as it was during these meetings that I got the chance to connect with my batch mates, seniors and super seniors. More importantly, it gave me a chance to associate myself with individuals who I merely perceived as competition.
The competition within the classroom was intimidating, but I expected this from the best mass communication college in India. The clubs gave me a chance to explore who I really was and helped me figure out a way to become the best version of myself. The music club was one such club that made me feel at home. It was these wholesome meetings and spending time with people who shared my passion for music, as together, we created tunes and harmonies we fancied.
Attending the music club meetings was also a respite from the hectic schedule. The people reassured me that I belonged there and that I would always have their support. As we neared Vaividhya, SCMC’s annual cultural fest, the intensity of our practice sessions increased. The three batches practiced hard in healthy competition.
I performed at Vaividhya and that moment was, without a doubt, a defining moment in my life as a student at SCMC. Even now when I feel insufficient and unsure about myself, I close my eyes and remember the moment when I could see my peers applauding and cheering for me, after my performance. It made me realize just how much I belong here. After that, I made it a point to reciprocate the support when others performed. The whole concept of co-curricular clubs has been a memorable part of my life at SCMC and has really helped me settle in.
Bhavika Dayal (Batch 2020)
Photo: Akansha Kujur (Batch 2020)