As part of its commitment to ensure that school children do not miss out on their academics, DPS Budgam has been continuously organizing online classes via Google Meets and YouTube. Additionally, on 23rd July 2020, the school organized the first webinar titled DPS Budgam Ed-Talk. This webinar is a part of the school’s endeavour not only to impart the highest standard of education at par with CBSE norms but also to ensure that students get access to guidance and information related to their future professional choices.
The first interactive session of the webinar titled Young Professional Series featured Mr. Prateek Kanwal, a World Bank Scholar, Alumnus Harvard Kennedy School United States, Education Reformer, Social Innovator and the Head of Strategic Partnership at Educate Girl – a non-profit organization.
While addressing the senior students of the school, Mr. Kanwal stressed on the need for achieving excellence rather than striving just for marks. He said that it was imperative for students to follow their passion and evaluate within themselves their area of interests and the aspects that they excel in. He motivated the audience to make every challenge an opportunity to achieve success. He further added that taking decisions with a puzzled and ambiguous mind can often be misleading. Therefore, if students at a young age can be aware of promising career options in the future, they can accordingly make academic choices in the form of the relevant stream of subjects along with the relevant college/university. Mr. Kanwal also emphasised on the significance of leadership, creative thinking, embracing change, taking risks, and having courage along with several other key elements required to shape a prosperous future. He reiterated that one should always be hopeful and exhibit a positive attitude.
Post the session, students were provided a link which recorded their feedback. The students appreciated the session and desired to have speakers from the varied fields highlighted by them.
DPS Budgam led by Pro- VC – Mrs. Mumtazunnisa Soz, Director – Mr. Salman Soz, and Principal – Ms. Shobhna Sirohi is committed to organize similar sessions to offer a platform to the students for their academic and professional journey ahead.