Webinar on skill development
Kurukshetra: Vice-Chancellor, Kurukshetra University, Prof Som Nath Sachdeva said India needed to equip its people with employable skills and knowledge to reap the demographic dividend, which was expected to last for the next 25 years. "With formal education, we need to give our youth the concept of skills, which comprises technical expertise, vocational skills, transferrable skills, digital skills, and other such knowledge and abilities required for employment and livelihood," he said while speaking as the chief guest in a two-day international webinar on "Skill development in India: Challenges and way forward" organised by the department of economics of Kurukshetra University. Keynote speaker, Professor Devashish Pujari, professor, Degroote School of Business, McMaster University, Canada, extensively deliberated on skill development and said that being a country of young population, there were opportunities as well as challenges for India to develop both hard and soft skills among youth. Besides, the skill gap and wage gap needed to be tackled importantly, he added.
Guidance on psycho-social skills
Jhajjar: The State Institute of Advanced Studies in Teacher Education (SIASTE) organised a webinar on "Guidance on psycho- social skills during epidemic" under the 'campus cleanliness and water power' programme. SIASTE Director Dr Rishi Goel said this phase of the epidemic was affecting every section of society. Psycho social skills can be acquired through a positive approach and proper routines. "In the Corona era, there is a sense of great disappointment among students and every college should form a Covid team to solve the problem of the students, in which the professor, counsellor, some students can give proper guidance to the students if needed," said Dr Ranbir Singh Button, Adviser, Mahatma Gandhi National Council for Rural Education. Programme coordinator Dr Rohen Meetei said such webinars not only generated positive ideas in students but enabled them to deal with future choices.
Anti-Terrorism Day programme
Mahendragarh: The Central University of Haryana (CUH) marked Anti-Terrorism Day by organising an online programme. Vice Chancellor Prof RC Kuhad administered a pledge to all teaching and non-teaching staff that they should always be ready to make every possible contribution against terrorism and to work together to protect the unity, integrity and human values of the country. On the occasion, teachers from various departments spoke about their achievements. Dr Surendra Kumar, Dr Harish Kumar, Dr Vikas Garg, Dr Dinesh Kumar, Dr Indrajit Kaur, Dr Manoj Gupta and Dr Ram Gopal Nitharwal provided information regarding their research paper publications.
Online yoga camp organised
Karnal: Pratap Public School, Jarnailly Colony, Karnal, organised an hour-long online yoga camp for its ancillary and support staff under the guidance of director principal Poonam Navet. The session convened and conducted by Shiv Kumar who emphasised on boosting immunity and maintaining good oxygen levels in the body through yoga and pranayam. Several asanas boosting immunity and overall health for daily practice were highlighted and were performed by one and all present in the camp.