Jamshedpur, Sep 16: Globalization, modernization and rapid economic development have brought profound social transformation in India. In the last half century, millions of people have been lifted out of poverty, millions have moved from farms and villages to urban areas, and millions have entered the middle class.
With this development has come complex social change that challenges traditional values and societal structures and which has significant implications for future leaders and policymakers.
Changes in family structures, living arrangements, gender roles, and the nature of work affect some of the largest and most complex areas of public policy such as education, social security and pension systems, health care and even innovation. Increasing diversity and complexity bring opportunities, but also uncertainty about the future for both the youth and older generations, said IPDG Ashok Singh who was present as the chief guest at District Seminar for the New Generations hosted by Rotary Club of Jamshedpur.
A large number of young Interactions and Rotaractors from various Rotary Clubs participated in the seminar.
Ashok Singh along with DG Rajiv Modi, PDG Vijay Mehta, PDG Ronny D’Costa, Sandeep Sarang, Rakesh Prasad and DGE Sanjay Khemka inaugurated the seminar where a souvenir was also released.
During his opening note Rajiv Modi highlighted the importance of such seminar to bring youth to a common platform for constructive and productive exchanges of ideas, opinions and views.
Speaker Sandeep Narang talked about various programs for youth under Raotary Umbrella. Students f interact club of KSMS English School affiliated to Rotary Club Jamshedpur-West. Rotary Clubs have actively campaign for Polio eradication worldwide. Rotaractors spoke about role of Rotary in Polio movement.
A panel discussion titled “New Generation:Me, myself and I” was moderated by Dr. Sujata Mitra and participants were Shalini Sharma of Loyola School (parent view), Abhishek Sinha of KPS Kadma(teacher perspective). Navneetha Varier (DBMS English School). Sakshi Dodraja (Sacred Heart Convent School), Abhishek Dubey (Loyola School) and Rishi Raj (Loyola School) were other panel members.
Sharat Chandran, Secretary of Rotary Club of Jamshedpur mesmerized the audience with his light, sound and sketch program.
Syed Javed Ahmed spoke of responsibility of the new generation to bring the change for overall betterment of the world at large. He said that there is no excuse for leaving a child alone and parents should become more responsible in shaping the future of a child and for guiding children to be good citizens
Ashok Singh also highlighted the need of interaction with the current young generation and active engagement with them.
Dr. Shrikant Nair conducted a JAM (Just a minute) session for the interactors and rotaractors. Lalita Sarin noted educationist, Punita Chouhan principal of hill top school and Ammi Billimoria Principal of Tarapore English School Agrico judged the participants for the JAM session.
Amresh Sinha extended vote of thanks while Pramod Dubey hosted the program.