JAMMU, Dec 6: Minister of State for Education, Culture and Tourism, Priya Sethi today stresses on right career guidance for students which empowers them to embrace opportunities and paving the way towards a successful future.
The Minister was speaking during Career Planning Counselling Seminar for students of 11th & 12th class organized by the Directorate of Libraries and Research, here today.
During the seminar, guidance sessions focusing on preparation of NEET & JEE were held by IIT Toppers & Professionals from Mumbai & New Delhi.
Renowned career counselling experts including trained expert from Harvard, Prateek Bhargava, CEO Mindler Prikshit Dhanta, Supria Dhanta, Anoop Pandey, CEO Plancess Hiren Shah, Vice President Plancess Ranjeet Gakhare and other counselling experts from national level shared their expertise on the occasion.
Addressing the students, the Minister said that bright future of younger generation will not only results in a better society but also led to a prosperous nation.
“Enhancing student’s exposure to the diverse career outlooks, this is a great learning opportunity for the students that will guide them to make considered decisions based on their interests and strengths so they can contribute meaningfully to society through their future professions”, the Minister affirmed.
The Minister further said that today’s job market scenario is changing rapidly and it is important for the students to be more adaptable and hardworking as these are the basic requirement for success. She said that students should start making their career goals at an early stage to have a better knowledge about their career options.
The Minister exhorted upon the need of right guidance for students to transform their aspirations into reality and through counselling and other such activities they can explore their strengths and interests.
While lauding the efforts of Directorate of Libraries and Research in holding the career counselling sessions, the Minister calls for holding more such sessions spreading awareness regarding different aspects of career counselling.
Work on making libraries more vibrant is already under process, the Minister said, adding that the Government is planning to make libraries a centre for career guidance as well.
Speaking on the occasion, Director Libraries and Research Mukhtar-ul-Aziz said that the department aims to help students in choosing right career and providing career counselling to train the youth of state to compete at national level.
Deputy Director Libraries Jammu, Renu Kumari besides senior officers the concerned departments were also present on the occasion.