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 ‘Disha’14 on November 9 at its campus to provide career guidance.
Disha is a career counselling workshop, which will be attended by students of class 10 and 12. It will showcase discussions by experts and other events to help them choose the career most suitable for them. Students from Loyola School, Sacred Heart Convent, Carmel Junior College, MNPS, DBMS, Kerala Samajam Model School, Rajendra Vidyalaya, and St. Mary’s will participate.
The key speakers will be: Father Sebastian, principal, Loyola School, Prof. ISF Irudayaraj, professor, OB, XLRI , also the Faculty Coordinator, Ronald D’Costa, XLRI alumni – BM – 1968 Batch, Ashu Tiwari, principal, MNPS, Ratna Sinha – HR, TATA Metaliks and Souvik Saha – Educational Counsellor.
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.
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.”