Deepalaya Photographic Club, was inaugurated on 1st September 2018 at Deepalaya School, Kalkaji Extension. The objective of the Club is to encourage, guide, and mentor those who are immensely passionate about photography.
At the outset, Shri A J Philip, Secretary & Chief Executive, Deepalaya, and Manager, Deepalaya Schools, informed the audience about the objectives of the Photographic Club and introduced the resource persons —Shri Vijayan Punnathur, Shri Shome Basu, and Shri Ravi Pahuja.
Shri Vijayan Punnathur, an award-winning amateur photographer, showed some of his photographs and spoke about his experience while clicking them. Shri Shome Basu, Professional Photographer and Editor, Thewire.in, also shared his experience with photography. Shri Ravi Pahuja, an alumnus of the school, shared valuable tips on the art of photography and how to conceive a story out of a click. The resource persons encouraged the students to come up with a series of photo-stories, which can later on form a photo-journal.
Shri Koshy Koshy, retired from IPS service and an expert in “Bird Photography”, was the chief guest. He told the audience that he had invested more than 10 lac rupees out of his retirement benefits to purchase a new camera and equipment for photography. He also narrated about his recent visit to Bhutan ignoring spine-chilling cold to capture one photograph of a rare bird species. He further emphasized on the point that brilliant photographs only emerge as a result of immense perseverance and dedication. Shri Sakhi John, Board Member, Deepalaya and Shri C P Davis, Principal, DSKE were also present in the function. Thirty students of the school who attended the ceremony interacted with the veterans, and were awarded certificates of participation at the end of the function.