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When Dyal Singh Evening College students learnt life lessons beyond books

At a two-day workshop in Delhi University’s Dyal Singh Evening College, renowned speakers spoke to the college students on how to cope with the outside world.

education Updated: Aug 09, 2017 19:37 IST
Ruchika Garg
Ruchika Garg
Hindustan Times
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Volunteers of CSET pose after the talks on day one of the workshop. (Manoj Verma/ HT Ptoto )

Delhi University recently witnessed a two-day workshop that focussed on the wholesome growth of students — delving into skills beyond bookish knowledge. Organised by the society of Centre for Socio-Economic Transformation (CSET) at Dyal Singh Evening College, it was conceptualised by Dr Bhawna Pandey, director, CSET.

The workshop, titled Because We Belong, comprised talks by eminent personalities from the fields of literature, education and academics. And, students turned up in large numbers for the sessions.

Discussions on Day One ranged from how to promote and stimulate policy researches at the grass root level (in the Indian context) to ways of stress management by Dr Inderdeep Kaur, associate professor at SGTB Khalsa College. Keshav Gupta from The Dais Foundation encouraged the young minds to apply listening and reading skills to broaden their knowledge and horizons.

“Such programs empower the students. What the youngsters can learn in a group, together with their friends and peers, they can never learn in isolation. The motive behind organising this event was to give a real-life experience to the students,” says Pandey.

On the second day, Ratna Vira, author of Daughter By Court Order, guided the students on how to tackle bullying in college and maintain work life, whereas Dr Vandana Saxena, associate professor, The Central Institute of Education, highlighted the importance of setting goals, and working towards achieving them rather than giving in to the rat race.

(L-R) Bhawna Pandey, Ratna Vira and Dr PK Sharma. (Manoj Verma/ HT Photo )

“Programmes like these are important because reading books isn’t sufficient. Students need to be groomed for the world outside. Hence, the workshop!” said Dr PK Sharma, principal, Dyal Singh Evening College.

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First Published: Aug 09, 2017 19:36 IST