Jamshedpur : Students of XLRI under the banner of Samarthya, a student body at XLRI dedicated to the cause of the development of the school children of Jamshedpur, will organise ‘Reflections’ 15 on January 17 at its campus to help the students understand the difference in perspectives between their generation and their parent’s generation.
XLRI faculty member, professor ISF Irudayaraj, who is the guiding force behind Samarthya, commented: “It is indeed a great initiative on the part of XL seniors to reach out to school youth to help them understand the purpose and meaningfulness of happy life. It is a commendable activity which our students have undertaken as a part of ‘Centre for Education, Research and Leadership’ of XLRI. I wish them all the best”.
‘Reflections’ is an annual conference held in XLRI, which is attended by students from class 9 to 12. This year the theme of the event is redefining reality and it will focus mainly on understanding the perspectives of the two generations on usage of technology, evolution of relationships and total development of students.
Students from Little Flower, Carmel Junior College, MNPS, DBMS, Kerala Samajam Model School, ADLS Sunchine, JH Tarapore and St. Mary’s will participate in the event.
The key speakers will be: Rajni Shekhar, Dr. Sanjay Aggrawal, Psychaitrist, Tata Medical Hospital, Prof. ISF Irudayaraj, professor, OB, XLRI , also the faculty coordinator, Ronald D’Costa, XLRI alumni – BM – 1968 Batch, Ashu Tiwari, principal, MNPS and Ratna Sinha – HR, TATA Metaliks.
Retaining the thrust to continue taking steps for noble cause, the budding managers of XLRI have launched a drive called Samarthya. Under this initiative, a group of students will conduct sessions with school children of Jamshedpur, primarily dealing with tackling of emotions.
The forum intends to have dedicated members for each class in a school. It plans to target students within the age group of 15 to 18. It has an ambitious year-end goal of reaching out to 700 students by rolling out the program in other schools as well.
The idea to have dedicated members for each class is to ensure continuity and progress while creating a sort of a buddy system for the school children.