Students benefit from career orientation prog

LONGDING, Jul 6: Hundreds of students of Longding district benefited from a ‘Career orientation and motivational programme’ held here on Friday. It was a first-of-its-kind event in the district.
Addressing the students, Dr Gulshan Sharma, the director general of the International Chamber of Service Industry (ICSI), spoke on techniques of preparing for exams and ways to acquire life management skills.
Education Minister Honchun Ngandam advised the students to choose their subjects carefully. He recalled that, when he was a student, the absence of proper guidance had led him to choose the subject in which he was not good.
“I selected some subject just because my friends had done so, and I ended up failing in the exams. One should select their subjects, especially after Class 10, keeping in mind future career prospects,” he said.
“The days are gone where candidates for government jobs would be appointed by any bureaucrat or political leader. So we must have quality education and not quantity education,” the minister added.
He urged the students to avail of government schemes such as the CM’s Vidhya Scheme, under which, among other things, fixed deposit accounts of Rs 10,000 are set up for girl students of Class 6 and the interest is accrued until the students pass Class 12.
Ngandam requested the DDSE, principals and school management committees (SMC) to assist the students in availing the government schemes.
He also asked the students to refrain from drugs and alcohol abuse.
SMC chairman Manye Wangoan submitted a memorandum seeking construction of a boundary wall, school auditorium, appointment of ministerial staff, and posting of principal and vice principal at the school.
Longding DC VS Mallik also spoke.
Among others, SP Rohit Meena, DDSE Mongal Taki, and representatives of various student unions attended the programme.