Jamshedpur, May 20: Tata Education Excellence Program (TEEP) in association with Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) organised an online webinar titled ‘Parvatarohan- Ek Charcha’ for school students. The invited speakers were mountaineers who have scaled Mt. Everest in the past. 200+ students from classes 8 to 12 from ‘Basic’ and ‘Saral’ assessment schools attended this webinar.
Hemant Gupta, from TSAF led the session along with Swarnalata Dalai and Rathu Mahato. They shared their experience of climbing the tallest peak while sharing the hardships faced to fulfil their ambition. The session also touched upon the wide range of career opportunities in the area of Mountaineering from being a climber to being a trek leader or a being a part of the rescue teams. Through this session students also got an opportunity to appreciate the need of – leadership, team building, planning, self-discipline and hard-work. The speakers also focused on the importance of formal education in a sporting field too and shared their future plans to keep their tryst of conquering other global peaks.
At the end of the session, a competition was floated for the students where-in they would be sharing their learnings in the form of drawing or essay. Top 2 entries each in drawing and essay writing will be awarded.
TEEP was started in 2003 to enable schools improve the quality of education so that they can offer greater value to the students and create a culture of excellence to nurture the ‘generation of tomorrow’’ The schools voluntarily participate in this program which is a year-long engagement and then they are assessed on education excellence maturity. Currently working with 40+ schools in and around Jamshedpur, guidance on career opportunities is identified as an area to handhold students.