LIFE AT ARADHANA COLLEGE – STUDENT ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES:
Keeping in tune with the vision and mission of Aradhana Academy, the environment in the College is such that guidance and counselling is given to students at every stage of their life in Aradhana.
SEMINAR ON LIFE SKILLS : JULY 16, 2016
Teaching life skills to students is a very important aspect of education. To serve this purpose, a seminar was held for students from Classes v-PUC. The guest speakers were Mr.Revin and Mr.Francis. The topics discussed and lessons learnt were :
- Be responsible, respectful, loving, stand for oneself and be what you are.
- Express your love for your parents.
- Always be positive and always say “I am good”.
- Everyone of us has potential. You have to identify your strenght and work on it. If you make up your mind, anything can be achieved.
To reiterate the above lessons, a video about a deaf and dumb girl who was shunned by friends and others was shown. People made fun of her because she wanted to be a violinist. However, she was confident and determined to work her way. Inspite of a broken violin, she won a competition and proved her worth.
The important qualities one must have are honesty, responsibility, courage, concern and respect for others, ability to decide what is important for you. The sessions ended with a role play. The students took back some good memories and lessons from the seminar.
LIFE SKILLS/VALUE EDUCATION CLASSES:
While Academics is given importance, equal stress is laid on the values imbibed by the students at this particular stage of their life. Students can make or break their life at this very delicate stage of their life. Hence lot of importance is given to making them not only physically strong but mentally strong human beings. As Dr.Abdul Kalam said: “All birds find shelter during a rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above the clouds, Problems are common, but attitude makes the difference”.
The aim of education is the knowledge not only of facts, but also of values. With this in mind students are inculcated with values, with regular value education classes. Value education also teaches us two things – how to make a living and the other, how to live.
COMMUNICATION CLASSES :
We realize the importance of communication in the current scenario. Hence we have introduced a separate class for English Communication when children are specially trained in reading, vocabulary building, writing skills, public speaking skills and spelling.
CAREER GUIDANCE SEMINARS :
The college also conducts Career Guidance Sessions in order to create an awareness among the students which career may be chosen in accordance with their aptitude and interest.