Inculcating values among students

MES College of Arts and Commerce, Zuarinagar-Goa, in collaboration with Forum for Integrated Development and Research (FIDR), a ‘social change organization’, recently organised a discussion on the topic, ‘Livelihood and Economic Growth of Goa’. The discussion was chaired by the director of Time and Tide communications, Dharmanand Verenekar.

The discussion raised concerns about the livelihood of people, especially those rescued from the flesh trade. Most of the participants in the discussion were of the opinion that the education which is being imparted at the college level is not meeting the needs of the industry. Besides, it was also felt that students should be groomed, their overall personality developed and inculcate values to make them ready for employment in the industry.

It was also pointed out that there was a declining trend in holding campus interviews in colleges. The speakers felt that internships and training for students should be arranged by colleges through constant interaction with the industry through guest lectures. It was also felt that for the development of economy there has to be a shift from an emphasis on government sector jobs to the private sector.

Verenekar said that FIDR was set up about two decades ago to bring about development at the grassroots levels and focuses primarily on solving social challenges.