Mysuru Police Commissioner B Dayananda advised students to pursue their passion and not pay heed to the opinions of others, and land in unfavourable situations.
Speaking after felicitating the meritorious students belonging to hoteliers and people working in the hotels, the police chief encouraged students to follow their passions and put genuine efforts to achieve greater heights.
“If you are determined to achieve something, put sincere efforts, sky was the limit for you,” he said. Dayananda also pointed at the mistakes done by parents by influencing their wards over the choice of courses in the academics.
“Many a time, students succumb to the parents’ pressure and end up choosing courses in which they have no interest. Little they realise is the adverse effects that it may have on their wards,” he said, adding, “Parents shouldn’t interfere in their children’s choice over the courses but can suggest. They should rather appreciate children’s efforts than judging their potential on the basis of marks.”
The Mysuru chapters of Hotel Owners’ Association and Hotel Owners’ Association Charitable Trust (HOACT) which has organised this felicitation programme, has also decided to conduct coaching classes for SSLC and PUC students belonging to hotel fraternity from the coming academic year.
HOACT president Ravishastri said that the association also has plans to conduct coaching classes for IAS aspirants and plans to extend financial support to poor students in the industry.
On the occasion, 24 students who had secured more than 80 percent in the recently concluded SSLC and PUC examinations were felicitated.