Youth and Callousness seem to have become synonymous

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Long gone are the days when people showed regard for rules and regulations. Those were the times when safety was of utmost concern while travelling; people were scared to tamper with law; they observed propriety and decent conduct at all times; and most of all, one hardly came across somebody devoid of human values. All this seems to have changed today. We are living in world that can, at best, be described as callous and indifferent.

While travelling to work by metro one day, I happened to observe a bunch of 6-7 college going girls leaning on the metro door. Despite the repeated recorded announcements alerting passengers to “stay clear off the doors”, the girls continued doing so. Looking at them from a distance I felt that this was a generation that was neither bothered about its safety nor about its conduct in public. Chatting and giggling, they would merely move an inch here or an inch there, whenever the metro stopped, to allow more passengers to enter or exit.That they were blocking the way never once occurred to them.

Their complete disregard for a “safety message” made me wonder about what kind of education our system was imparting to the new generation. The education seems to have simply come down to learning a few facts written in the scholarly books in order to pass exams and earn degrees leading to cushy jobs. If we continue to nurture our next generation in this fashion , then , in a very short span of time, we will have an army of “educated barbarians”  (J. Paul Getty,How to be rich).This new race –high on IQ , will remain woefully low on EQ.

The choice is to be made by us. Do we still simply wish to educate the minds without bothering to educate the hearts? An education system –be it formal or informal, that does not give values to its learners is, by no means, the right kind of education.

The attitude of the girls above represents the attitude of scores who enter college or workforce everyday and remain centered towards self. This kind of thinking , in the long run, translates into inconsiderateness and thoughtlessness that prevents nations from growing ; organizations from achieving goals and people from having harmonious relations with each other.

 

The sole reason behind writing this piece was to draw the attention of those who are listening to the rules that are being brutishly ignored,  respect that is being brutally reduced to a few publically accepted gestures and mistakes  that are  casually being swept under the carpet.

Till the time we teach our younger generation to strike a balance between heart and mind , we will not be able to gift them  a better world to live in. So, let’s take the lead  and live a life where wisdom is the path to happiness & harmony.

Gurmeet Sodhi

Construction Sites Visit

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 Students from Interior Designing course had a visit to various construction sites of Corporate offices at Old Delhi on 11th feb 2017. The students under the guidance of their mentor Ms. Fareena learnt various aspects of practically implementing the design and  draft of the construction of buildings. 

Master Chef JIMS 2017

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Master Chef competition was organised at JIMS, Lajpat Nagar . The students enthusiastically showed   their talent by making and presenting different food items in the best possible manner .

 

All India Radio Visit !

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BMC Department of JIMS Lajpat Nagar organised a vist to All India Radio .It was a learning experience for the  students ,  who analysed and observed the working of different departments of   AIR .

 

Guest lecture by Ms.Ankita Bhardwaj

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On the 4th of Feb’2017, Alumna  Ankita Bhardwaj, MBA- Batch 2008-10, was invited to deliver a lecture to BBA-4 students on the topic “Banking Systems”. The  aim of the lecture being to apprise the students of the economic tenets underlying the functioning of banks.

Inter Campus Debate Competition’ 2017

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An “Inter Campus Debate Competition” was organised by JIMS Lajpat Nagar on 1st of Feb’2017, debate  saw participants from four campuses of JIMS .The participants presented  their arguments in favor and against one of the most widely discussed topics of the year 2016 -”Demonitisation”.

Rotaract club initiative -Blanket Distribution

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On 31st of Jan’2017 the Rotaract club  of JIMS , Lajpat Nagar  approached the inhabitants of “Rain Basera “ of Gadi village and distributed the collection of clothes they had made .The smiles that this gesture brought on the faces of the dwellers of the “Rain Basera” was itself fulfilling and pleasing.

 

 

Guest Lecture

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A guest lecture was organised by BBA Department on  21-1-17 . The topic of the lecture was “Big Data and Analytics” by Mr. Rajesh Thusu. It was an informative and interesting session where students interacted  with the speaker to clear their queries.