Online – Offline Combined Program is the need of the hour; said Dr. Vineetha Rai, Registrar (Evaluation), School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangaluru

Posted on: January 9, 2022

We should create a response wave in the campuses against COVID challenges. We can handle it well when we learn from our past experiences.

Report By Jo. D. Maria

Online – Offline Combined Program is the need of the hour; said Dr. Vineetha Rai, Registrar (Evaluation), School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangaluru. We need to engage students in the learning process. Totally online is not an option any more, Dr. Vineetha Rai said.
Students should actively participate in learning while they are guided to follow COVID Protocols. We need to develop a new Model for all campuses across the country; Dr. Rai told. The new model should convert the adverse situation into an advantage. Students should be divided into small groups to organize learning programs following COVID guidelines. Others can participate in the program online.

Every student should get opportunity to be part of different organising teams. This is possible by creating core leaning groups. Student involvement will make learning a participatory process. This will make learning joyful as well.
Maintaining physical distance while providing personal touch was demonstrated at School of Social work with a unique program on “Dr. A.P.J ABDUL KALAM-MISSION AND VISION INDIA”.

This has also become a preparation for students and faculty at Roshni Nilaya to face the upcoming challenges in education system from the fear of third wave.

Online offline Combined Program was based on the message of Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam – “Want to Shine – First Burn like a Sun” The BSW Department of School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangaluru, organised the program.
Former Chief PRO, ADA and Regional PRO, DRDO Zonal Chairman (South) Public Relations Council of India, Dr Jayaprakash Rao’s lecture impacted the students deeply and gave a glimpse of how the power of positive thinking can help achieve all odds. People’s President, Dr. Avul Parkir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam’s inspiring journey from modest background to Missile Man of India was unveiled to the students gathered at Roshni Nilaya. Journey from darkness to bright sunlight of a Spiritual Scientist inspired the young India.
The videos of the journey of India’s Technological self adequacy of Rocket Technology and Space Technology motivated the students to know more about Technological Development in India. A strong message went round that let it be Science, Technology, Research , Social Service etc… what is needed is , we need to apply the knowledge in our day to day life and never to give up due to failure because “FAIL” means First Attempt in Learning. We all need to dream, dream and dream as dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action.

Dr. Jayaprakash Rao shared about Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, his life story and explained how Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam was such a down to earth person. In between he showed us few beautiful videos of Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, the making of the space craft “THE CHANDRAYAN MISSION” and his journey with the Indian Air Force which gave us few key notes about his honesty, simplicity, kindness, self discipline, love for the nation and commitment. He also gave the participants the opportunity to express their views and feedback about the session. Many students came forward and expressed their views and thanked for this beautiful session and opportunity.
The program began with a prayer by Sr.Sarina of 3rd BSW. The key note address and welcome address was given by Assoc. Prof. Vineetha Rai, HOD,BSW Department and Registrar (Evaluation), School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya.
The Presidential address was given by Dr Juliet CJ, Principal of the College. The session ended with vote of thanks proposed by Sinchana from 2nd BSW. One hundred and fifty (150) students participated in this program.
The Student Representatives of the organizing committee were Manuel Sugesh 3rd BSW, Vishnu S 3rd BSW, Sharanya Shetty 3rd BSW, Sr.Tresa 3rd BSW, Jemima Rosalia 3rd BSW, Karan Kumar 3rd BSW, Sinchana D Shetty 2nd BSW, Gagan Sharma 1st BSW
The session was held under the guidance of Assoc. Prof. Vineetha Rai and Faculty of BSW Department. The program ended with National Anthem.

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