Published: 16th February 2022
Over one lakh students took the Pramarsh career counselling workshop in Rajasthan: Centre
The Pramarsh 2022 workshop was an extension of the efforts to bridge the industry-academia gap and impart knowledge on the various choices available to students
The Centre initiated a career counselling workshop 'Pramarsh 2022' for the students of Rajasthan's Bikaner and it witnessed the participation of one lakh students from more than a thousand schools, mainly from the rural areas, an official statement said on Wednesday, February 16. Minister of State for Culture and Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal launched the workshop on February 15.
The ministry said that the workshop was conducted with the support of the National Institute of Career Services (NICS), which comes under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, and educational start-up Edumilestones. The Directorate of Education in Rajasthan also extended support and facilitation for this workshop.
Meghwal said, "Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the central government has taken various initiatives to bring out the full potential of the youth in the nation-building process."
"The role of youth in building a new India, the ongoing technological changes and digital transformation have all led to changing the pedagogy and learning methodology for students. The present industrial revolution era has brought out new dimensions to the career opportunities across the sector. The emerging trend of the start-up ecosystem, increasing the number of unicorns is a positive sign and testimony of the brilliance of the younger generation," Meghwal said.
Appreciating the organisers' efforts, he mentioned that career counselling workshops like Pramarsh will help students make more informed decisions.
Before this mega career counselling workshop, around 1,000 teachers were trained as career ambassadors in all schools of Bikaner for the smooth and purposeful execution of the entire project.
The Pramarsh 2022 workshop was an extension of the efforts to bridge the industry-academia gap and impart knowledge about various choices available to the student. The ongoing workshop is not limited to the training of teachers and career workshops for students, but it is also proposed that an offline and online career assessment and service of Edumilestones' digital career library will be facilitated to all students.