Experts brainstorm on issues of youths
Jamshedpur : Xavier School of Management (XLRI) organised the second Annual Conference on How Parents and Children View Life Reflections 2014′.
The conference themed “I Am Justified” was organised by SAMARTHYA, the human potential center at XLRI and the youth wing of Centre for Education Management, Leadership and Research (CEMLR,
The event was attended by E. Abraham, director at XLRI along with principals, teachers,
students of different schools in Jamshedpur and also the parents.
The students, teachers and parents were then divided into various groups to have discussions on relevant issues related to the theme of the conference with a panelist in each group.
The discussions were lively with a serious participation from everyone. After a tea break,
all the groups came together for an open panel discussion with experts.
The representatives of each groups first expressed the conclusions from their discussions in the most candid and expressive manner.
The most interesting and thought provoking views were those of students as they said – we know our parents love us and want our good, but then they must realize we also want our own good,
maybe in some different ways though! This was followed by an open panel discussion with experts.
The experts present were Nandita Sinha, education consultant and counselor, Dr. Sanjay Aggarwal, head, psychiatrist center, Tata Memorial Hospital and Shalini Sharma, senior
faculty, Loyola School.
The experts spoke about how the times have changed drastically. Though the basic needs of
these young people may be same, that of ‘expressing the desire to be liked’, the way of expression have changed.
The friendships are becoming more ‘online’ than real. The kids of today are experiencing an early growth, even in terms of attaining puberty. This is not being matched by emotional development; hence there is a gap between the two, which creates problems.
The participants listened to the expert views and an enriching question answer round ensued.
The students also participated in a collage making competition in the lawns of XLRI, and came
up with some colorful and insightful versions of their thoughts on career, lifestyle and friendship.
The conference ended with the chief guest, and the experts emphasizing on how important such initiatives are in the present time, to ensure a balanced development of youth.
The major schools were MNPS, DAV Bistupur, DBMS, Loyola, JH Tarapore, Little Flower, Rajendra Vidyalaya, Beldih church School, JPS and Chinmaya Vidyalaya.
A total of 100 students and 21 teachers and parents attended the conference. The conference opened with the traditional lighting of the lamp, and a keynote speech by the chief guest Ruchi Narendran, chairperson SAFE.