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Government Schools should avail the Lions Quest programme: Kunal Sarangi

Jamshedpur, September 19: The 3-day Teachers Training Workshop on Lions Quest: Skills for Adolescence concluded at the Nature Education Centre in Tata Zoo on Sunday.

The 21st workshop saw presence of Kunal Sarangi, MLA, Baharagora at the Valedictory session. The event was also attended by Rajnish Kumar, Centennial District Governor and Sudipto Mukherjee, Past District Governor.

Many participants representing different schools shared their feedback on the workshop and importance and usefulness of Lions Quest Programme for today�s adolescent. The workshop they all felt have made them realize their goal both as a teacher and as well as a parent.

They said that they have become now more familiar and conscious with the feelings and sentiments of today�s adolescents which are going to help them understand them better and build a cordial relationship with the students more as a friend and counsellor rather than just a teacher.

Ratna Choudhry, Senior Trainer Coach, Lions Quest from New Delhi and the resource person for the workshop found the group of teachers to be very participative and hope that students will be able to get access over the SFA programme into their schools.

She extended her help in conducting parent�s teacher meeting as well as helping them to take classes so that students are made to enjoy the study along with developing their different skills. Sudipto Mukherjee, Past District Governor elaborate the various activities being carried out by Lions Clubs International in the Centennial Year and thanked the school management for having faith in the programme and implementing it for the last ten years in respective schools.

Chief Guest Kunal Sarangi, MLA, Baharagora, who has worked with BBC in London for many years elaborated the present scenario and the challenges being faced by the students today. Today with the change in the family set up and with increasing access to different avenues, threats too have got manifold.

If the student who are not provided proper guidance then the chances are that they will get lost in the competitive world, loose confidence and thrust. He said student today are very talented and given an opportunity they can do miracles. He appreciated the Lions Club members for their devotion and commitment to the cause of the adolescents. He found the Lions Quest Programme very scientifically designed for today�s time and promised to take up with the government to allow government schools and their teachers to undergo such training and also will bring a motion on this in the Assembly.

Rajnish Kumar, Centennial District Governor of Lions Clubs International District 322 A elaborated the development of the Lions Quest programme in Jamshedpur and its success stories. He sad that it is unfortunate that students these days look for role model though they have their own parents and teachers whom they never consider as their model. Everyday in newspaper we come across stories of loot, violence, murder, suicide which sometimes makes headlines. This too is impacting in society and affect the young minds. We need to focus more on positivity rather than swayed away by negativity. The programme right now is going on in 87 countries.

All the participants were awarded the international certificate and group photograph by the distinguished guests.

Next such workshop is likely to be held in March 2017. Lion Pranati Dash, Zone Chairperson welcome the guests while Lion Arun Kejriwal, District Chairperson, Lions Quest from Ranchi extended the vote of thanks. Lions clubs members from different clubs attended the valedictory function.

Region Chairperson Arup Ghosh, First Lady Nutan Gupta, Club President Vandana Mishra, Nupur Das, Umeshwar Sharma, Ravi Saraogi, Manoj Choudhary from Ranchi, Clubs Secretary, Harpreet Kaur, Babita Kejriwal, Dr Tapa Chatterjee, Senior Lions K M Prasad, Sanjay Pandey, D K Ghosh, Purabi Ghosh, Seema Rani Lenka, Maniklal Ghosh, Dilip Kumar, Biplab Mallick, Kety Bathena, Vinita Shah, Riya Banerjee also graced the function.

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