Soft Skill Training for 2nd Semester Students.
“Soft Skills Training’’ is the need of the hour as it is essential for the holistic development of students and their survival in this competitive world. In light of this, the Soft skills and Personality Development Committee in collaboration with the IQAC organised a “Soft Skills Training” on 8th April 2019, in the College Seminar Hall (Bosco Hall). Rev. Fr. Abhilash Vadakkekara, Rector, Bosco Mount, Rongkhon graced the occasion as a Resource Person. The programme was attended by the Principal, Vice Principal, Faculty members and students. Altogether, 167 students of the second semester belonging to different streams- Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce were present.
Rev. Fr. Bivan Mukhim, Principal, Don Bosco College inaugurated the programme with a welcome speech where he spoke about the cut-throat competition prevalent in the world today and its impact on the youths as well as unemployment as its major setback. He also emphasized on perseverance.
Rev. Fr. Abhilash (Resource person) started the training with a story as an ice-breaking exercise in order to grasp the students’ attention. He says, “Stories are very powerful as it is able to communicate the message”. This was followed by a discussion on Positivity. Students were encouraged to be optimistic and to have a positive approach about everything in life. Most importantly, they were told how important their dreams and desires are for developing the personality. Personality is not a quality which can be gained in a day but could be developed by practice. He also stressed that they need to have a passion in life.
Further, Fr. Abhilash displayed his ideas through the use of IEC materials. In addition, he supplemented his discussion with short stories, motivational quotations and video clips to captivate the audience and draw their attention to the subject discussed.
The programme concluded with the vote of Thanks delivered by Ms. Lakyntiewhun Sohtun, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology.
To sum up, it was a thought-provoking session of motivating students to discover themselves.
(Coordinator, Soft Skills and Personality Development)