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Loki Ojha – A Role Model

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‘General Billy Mitchell, a career army officer, was assigned to an aviation section in 1916. That’s where he learned to fly, and it became the passion of his life. Though aircraft played a minor role in World War 1, he could see the military potential of airpower. After the war, he began a campaign to convince the military to create an air force.  He provided demonstration after demonstration of what airplanes could do, but he met strong resistance. Frustrated, he forced the army to court-martial him in 1925. A year later he resigned. Only after World War 2 was Mitchell exonerated – and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.’John C. Maxwell, ‘The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a leader’ Pg. 87

 It is amazing how an ordinary person from the city can aim to achieve above and beyond their capacity. The 43 year old New Delhi-an native, Loki Ojha (real name Alok Ojha), who has recently appeared, among many other world media, in the news headlines of India, the U.S, and the UK, has proven the fact that nothing is impossible if you insist on following your dreams, no matter the circumstances. In his case, a terrible lack of support that would have put an end to his career – crippled him to the point of no return – only made him stronger as he went out  to prove all his critics wrong. Indeed he did; with just one PC and a Nokia 5230 he alone produced a video so enthralling, so absolutely fascinating in how through 3D effects and animation it is able to convey a very strong message to its targeted audience.

From darkness of struggles to the lime light of achievements; from nowhere to Cannes festival”

— Linkedin.com

 Ojha spent some time working at the Samsung Company in India as a 3D animator, but the company took advantage of his skills; they overworked him in jobs that he had not applied for. When he fought to retain his true profession, the he became a victim to the company of the ‘use and throw strategy; after being taken advantage of, the company decided to dismiss Ojha. Left without a  job, he became the butt of ridicule by both his friends and family members. They  laughed at him, making Ojha feel that they had lost all hope form him, Loki Ojha was and still is above this low-deeming behavior. He fought on and on with relentless efforts; his inexorable character reinforced his ambition, and he showed the ‘haters’ and later the world that he would not rest until he had made his impact!

 The discharge at Samsung was of course not the end of the road for Ojha; how else would he be headlining the news? No, there was a journey that took place between being canned at Samsung and fighting to make the news, but that is why the video, ‘The Devil’s Share’ which displays Ojha’s numerous of skills in the art industry, the same Loki Ojha who was first rejected from society, is now, as previously mentioned. His work was been featured in one of the most reputable and commercial films festival in the world: the annual Cannes Film Festival.

 The video is so influential, it has come to frequent the coverage over several news and other media platforms all over the world. This includes the BBC, where it has been selected, screened, and thus enlightened a massive audience. Since airing, it has been compared to some of the videos of the late ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson’s, its romantic touch a supplement that augments Ojha’s work. The ‘film’ has appeared in a total of more than 85 international festivals, including the BBC and Cannes Film festivals; as a result, viewers are demanding to see more and more of Ojha’s work.   

 Speaking in an interview on Monday, Abhilash Naik (former H.I.S. student) complemented this man: “He makes me feel that he is very passionate about his work, and has struggled a lot to achieve his career goals.” He went on, saying: “I have learnt from him that when one follows his/her her dreams without even giving up for a second, success is bound to follow!” Ojha’s goal is to make his video into a movie, in order to fulfill the demands of his enticing video, but the financial barrier has delayed this action. Ojha stated that funding is his most weakening limitation in the execution of this. He currently lacks funds and a stage show organizer to build on his dance moves, but he is doing his best to promote his work in his long journey to success!

 

“Do not be afraid to fall [because] many great [and successful] people have failed and fallen multiple times [ like Thomas Edison, for example].” [Loki Ojha]

 It took Edison ten thousand trials and fails in order to find the right materials for the incandescent light bulb, which so evidently serves mankind today. Ojha too did not find it easy, he lost his job because he refused to stand back from his passions and was without support from the society he knew. However, this multi-talented and inter-disciplined artist combined and displayed his skills and talents in dance, music, use of special effects, animation, videography and editing, acting, singing, and with his incredible imagination he beautifully executed some very  exceptional results. He too is now writing history, as Edison did; he has proven his critics wrong. Finally, he has come out with one video that has had the ability to captivate people’s attention. His courage, character, commitment, positive attitude and focus all complement his passion, and now he receives the respect and attention that he deserved; all he had to do was work for it.


One definitely has to fight like Ojha to make their dreams come true in this world! General Billy Mitchell fought so hard, that even death did not stop him from following his passion. His efforts were recognized and appreciated after his death, and today, being international students we all have benefited from the aviation transport. Ojha is on his way to great success, and he is about to make a big impact in the world today.

 

For more information visit:

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140627164858-147719467-loki-ojha-from-darkness-of-struggles-to-the-lime-light-of-achievements-from-nowhere-to-cannes-festival?trk=prof-post

and visit: http://bbcmusicvideofestival.tumblr.com/post/64961240637/loki-devil-share-director-loki-ojha to watch the video

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