Saturday, August 28, 2010

XLRI students’ date with social issues

Jamshedpur, Aug. 24 (The Telegraph): In a unique initiative, XLRI for the first time has decided to undertake a series of social projects on the outskirts of the city under the guidance of senior professor M.G. Jomon.

Elaborating on the project, which kicks off tomorrow and will continue for a week, XLRI officials said 12 teams had been formed to be assigned programmes such as organising medical camps at different localities to spread awareness on healthy lifestyle.

“We have chalked out a list of programmes to be carried out in different areas. Our objective is to help students learn about human behaviour. The students will mingle with the people and try to understand their problems and help them overcome it,” said Madhukar Shukla, a senior professor of XLRI.

Professor Jomon said they would soon organise a fun fair at Kalyan Niketan, run by All India Women’s Conference in Kadma. The first phase of the project will involve identifying an orphanage in Jamshedpur and encouraging the inmates to participate in various fun-filled programmes. “The idea is to make them feel that they are not alone and they too can lead a normal life,” said a student of XLRI, who would participate in the social live projects.

The B-school also intends to organise a daylong eye-checking camp for underprivileged children on the premises of Gyan Deep Vidyalaya in Birsanagar. Opticians and doctors would be present at the camp to check the students and to offer them the necessary diagnosis.

A career counselling session would be conducted on XLRI campus to make students aware of the different career opportunities available to them.

“It will be conducted among students of Class X to XII and their concerns regarding different career paths will be addressed,” said another student of the B-school.

There will be a project christened ”Samarpan — a ray of hope whereby tribal families around Sundernagar on the outskirts of the city would be invited to participate in a host of recreational activities.

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