As a part of your faculty life, you’d’ve absolutely heard of #debsoc, #musicsoc, #dramsoc and #dancesoc — all of those are societies primarily based on further curricular actions widespread in Delhi University. But, have you ever ever heard of a #memesoc ie a meme society? Students of Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur (SGTB) Khalsa College have not too long ago come collectively to type their very own meme soc, and are awaiting the approval of school authorities for a similar to get an official standing.
“I started making memes during the lockdown last year, and realised that it requires skills from thinking about ideas to presenting them in the form of a meme,” says Bhavishya Bajaj, a ultimate year scholar of SGTB Khalsa College, including, “Memes are not merely a matter of fun nowadays. They are, in fact, a potential tool to propagate information and are being widely used in the field of marketing, too! So, I thought to form a society that can make people laugh with its hilarious content, and at the same time spreads meaningful information in a light yet impactful manner.”
Bajaj was in quest of like-minded, enterprising children who might assist her type the core group of the meme soc. “I approached my juniors Gurman, Gagandeep and Gurjeet with whom I’ve worked during the annual fest of our college and they have experience in managing pages and making memes, as well. And we four then started the hustle to form this society,” she provides.
A enjoyable reality: The group members haven’t met but, and have been managing work by way of on-line conferences solely since DU campus isn’t open for all the scholars but.
What are the actions that’ll be a part of the meme soc, apart from making hilarious memes that pattern social media? “Right now we’ve three groups — inventive, technical and content material writers for memes, enhancing and articles and experiences respectively.
Primarily, we’re concentrate on creating scholar centric and college associated content material, however we additionally incorporate varied occasions and issues which are prevailing in our society. Further, we’re trying ahead to make the web page extra interactive and alluring opinions and outlook of the scholars by way of interviews and different means,” says Gurman Singh Devgun, a second year scholar, sharing how far the official application has gone, for it to be accepted as a university society.
One wonders if the faculty academics and principal Jaswinder Singh are okay with the thought of getting memes floating across the campus. “We have been discussing with our teachers, and they have conveyed our idea to the principal. For now, the application has been put on stay and we are expecting to present our idea in person to our principal, when college reopens,” says Gurjeet Singh, one other second year scholar, including, “There is a positive response from the students. Slowly and gradually our followers are increasing on Instagram, and there’s also an increase in the number of people sharing our posts.”
Other DU schools are additionally paying consideration to the meme soc’s web page and taking #socgoalinspo from it. “Our friends from other colleges admired the idea of a meme society, and expressed to us that they even wished to have a society like this in their respective colleges; where students can discuss ideas and showcase their creativity while displaying their ideas simultaneously,” says Gagandeep Singh, a second year scholar.
Author tweets @FizzyBuddha