A Symposium for Senior School Students was conducted in Centre Point School, Katol Road on
22nd Nov’19. The event was a joint initiative by Centre Point School, Katol Road, Nagpur and ICRTC.

Students of Class 11 & 12 of seven schools of the city and their teachers attended this workshop conducted by Dr. V. S. Ravindran, a renowned Educational Psychologist and a Counsellor trainer. With a panel of career counsellors and other experts Dr. Ravindran enlightened the students of class 11 & 12, who are on the verge of making career decisions.

The symposium began with the lighting of the lamp at the hands of the dignitaries on the dais including Dr. V. S. Ravindran, Director General ICTRC, Dr. Jai Singh Rajwade & Mrs. Radhika Rajwade, Directors, Centre Point Group of Schools, Mrs. Mukta Chatterjee, Executive Director, CPS Group, Mrs. Shilpee Ganguly and Mr. Yusuf Lokhandwala.

Prominently present on the occasion were Mrs. Sumathi Venugopalan, Principal, CPS Wardhaman Nagar, Mrs. Radhika Mehra, Principal, CPS Amravati. Rd, Bypass and Mrs. B. Anuradha, Principal, CPS International. In the Principal’s address to the audience Mrs. Ganguly threw light on the objectives of the day’s symposium. This was followed by a briefing about project by Prof. Keshav Singh, National coordinator of the ICTRC. The dignitaries on the dais then unveiled the ICTRC publication titled ‘Directors 2020’ which is a ready reckoner for students waiting to make a career choice.

Dr. V. S. Ravindran regaled the students, teachers and guests with his conversational style and a touch of humour. He enumerated 5 steps to self-analysis for the students. He told them that it is imperative to know your Ability, Aptitude, Interest, how you shape your personality and your value systems. His words of wisdom were well appreciated by the students. He told them to be perpetual learners and pointed out that Discipline is the beginning of success. After his address students attended two sessions conducted by Prof. Keshav Singh and by Mr. Yusuf Lokhandwala on various aspects of choosing a career. They also replied to queries by the students.

Simultaneously a special session was conducted by Dr. Ravindran for the teachers of the participating schools. He impressed upon the teachers that for the students a teacher needs to be a facilitator, a coach and a mentor all rolled into one. He also told them that a teacher has to convert information into knowledge with the wealth of experience and present it in an interesting way to the students.

Later in the valedictory function Dr. Ravindran replied to queries & concerns of the students. He also shared his personal success story of becoming a counsellor. The event ended with a vote of thanks proposed by Prof. Keshav Singh. Mementoes from ICTRC were presented to Mrs. Radhika Rajwade & Mrs. Shilpee Ganguly.