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IGNITORS ignite students

IGNITORS, an integral formation programme for the undergraduate students of St. Josephs Arts & Sciences College commences on June 19. The three-day session will be conducted from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m daily with over 18 speakers talking about topics ranging from Self Esteem and Confidence Building, Power of Positive Thinking, Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence, Challenges for Youth in India to Career Counselling.

Prof Prashant Kumar, Head of Department of Economics, St.Joseph’s Evening College, said, “Apart from academics, it is important for students to learn about various other aspects of life. There are three important things students should learn in life - the head level, heart level and the hand level. Head level is concentrated at building up your skills, intellectual capability. Heart level is developing compassion for people’s life and emotions. Hand level deals with the actions of society.”

This programme aims to initiate the students into understanding the problems in society like corruption, communal violence, gender discrimination , etc and to empathize with people. Prof Prashant was talking about “picturing India from the issues perspective”, that is getting familiar with communal violence, the caste system, gender discrimination, safety of women, and the like. He examined the history of India from that of being a very advanced country and how it started deteriorating post-Independence. Dr.Issac C.B., Assistant Co-ordinator of the Youth Centre, SJC, said IGNITORS is conducted by the Jesuit institution to enable students to discover what role they will play in their homes, family, career and nation.

Brother Philip, co-ordinator of the Outreach programme, said the events packed for the students this year include organ donation, spreading awareness on abuse of elderly citizens, sapling foundation, seed ball making and a cleanliness drive.


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