A two-day Orientation course for the newly admitted Under-Graduate (UG) students was held at St Joseph’s First Grade College in city, recently.
The course was inaugurated by Secretary and Correspondent of Mysuru Diocesan Educational Society (MDES) Rev Fr K A William. In his inaugural address he called upon the students to be punctual, dedicated and sincere to achieve expected results.
Resource person of the Orientation programme, Dr N N Prahallada of Regional Institute of Education (RIE) explained the role of students in the contemporary context as hardworking, studious, talented, un-prejudicial, diligence, effective, noble and good thinkers. He said “Students should listen to everyone and learn from everyone. “The values like trust, patience, courage, cooperation, self-esteem, tolerance, curiosity, and impartiality need to be developed.”
“Students must understand that the richest wealth is wisdom, the strongest weapon is patience, the best security is faith, and the greatest tonic is laughter and all these are available free,” he added.
Dr Prahallada further advised the students to have balanced emotions and said how emotions harm one’s body by citing a few examples – anger weakens liver, grief weakens lungs, worry weakens stomach, stress weakens heart and brain, fear weakens kidney; whereas love and affection brings peace and harmony, and strengthens mind and body. “The students should have an open mind and develop proper rationale to make effective argument during discussions. Developing scientific attitude is the need of the hour. Students should become agents of communal harmony and always think of promoting appropriate national and international understanding,” he added.
As many as 300 students representing five degree programmes including BCom, BA, BSc, BBA and BCA participated in the orientation programme.