There’s a famous saying in the journalism sector, “Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.” Even in the 21st century, where technology has started leading humanity, media can still initiate wars or bring peace. Thus, essentially the mighty sword of media always needs to be in the safe hands full of wisdom and honesty. While the present media seems to have lost the morals, values, and objectives, some noble humans strive hard to spread the right word.
And Shweta Raj Kanwar, who once belonged to the crowd that entered the gates of Lovely Professional University, with dreams and ambitions in their eyes, and determination in their brows, is one of those honest media representatives.
From a tender age, when most innovative minds are directionless and remain chambered inside their domes of doubts, the LPU alumna identified herself as the preacher and communicator amongst the society. And, to say, with passing days, the microphone became more influential than both pen and sword in a single phrase. Talking about her college tenure, Shweta said, “I was very fond of participating in various competitions like debates and elocutions.” Further, funnily bragging a little, she said, “Bringing laurels to the university and myself was like my daily meals.” Shweta established an attraction for journalism in the golden age of growth and decided to nourish the same. Year after year, Shweta honed her skills as a journalist and slowly started influencing the masses with her words and speech.
Shweta, been accoladed with various titles, never boasted of her skills, and always used them to spread the right messages. Some of her accomplishments shine as ‘Outstanding Journalist of the Year 2017 in Assam,’ awarded by the All Assam Entrepreneurs Association, ‘SBI Youth for India Fellowship Programme for the year 2018-19,’ and many more. She even made to enlist herself as one of the 15 authors from Meghalaya who wrote for the book ‘PEOPLE CALLED SHILLONG’ in 2017.
Lovely Professional University, blessed to nurture such a talented soul in its campus, also got the opportunity to appoint her as the mentor for her juniors. Shweta was also recently awarded the ‘Alumni Award for Professional Excellence’ by LPU Alumni Association for her impeccable contribution to Meghalaya journalism. In one of her interviews, she says, “I feel honored when people recognize me for my honest work in the journalism sector. And, it delights me, even more, when I hear that souls like me lead the most critical designations in their profession and fulfill the true essence of the job.” Shweta has already eradicated hundreds of social evils by raising her voice against them. And still, she strives to bring a change into society with her genuine journalism!
Currently working with the Government of Meghalaya, Shweta addresses herself as a Social Media Specialist and Publicity Manager. She also airs her show on Doordarshan Kendra, Shillong, titled ‘Career Guidance’ to inspire and motivate the youth. As a feature writer with The Telegraph, she continues to interview people, writes travelogues, and also undertakes restaurant reviews. She also covers lifestyle content for the region. Shweta is a true inspiration for the current age of journalism, and success stories like hers inspire young souls to strive hard and reach out to the stars.