Accelerate your ‘BMW’ for growth

Accelerate your ‘BMW’ for growth

Accelerate your ‘BMW’ for growth.Students are human capital for the economic growth of a nation. India can become a superpower in the world if it uses ...

Students are human capital for the economic growth of a nation. India can become a superpower in the world if it uses its abundant human resource effectively, said KJA Swarup, general manager (HR), ITC Limited, Hyderabad.At the inaugural session of a two-day national seminar on ‘Empowerment of Youth - Preparing for Future’ held at Siddhartha Auditorium in PB Siddhartha College of Arts and Science on Thursday, he made a PowerPoint Presentation on core competency, skill development, employability skills, social values and ethics, strategic planning to achieve long-term goals and other aspects for the human resource development.

KJA Swarup, general manager (HR), ITC Limited, Hyderabad speaking at a seminar

The Department of Commerce and Business Administration of Siddhartha College, in association with Youth-led Development Programme (YDP), Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, is organising the seminar.In his address, Swarup insisted that students and youngsters adopt a healthy lifestyle to stay physically fit and mentally strong.

“Industries are often complaining about majority of students lacking employability skills. Colleges and higher educational institutions should take an initiative to equip students with employability skills during their studies itself by organising seminars and workshops on technological advancements and current topics regularly, which provide them better exposure and make them industry ready,” he said.

Management consultant M Chiranjeevi Das termed youth a power bank of the country which needs to be effectively utilised for economic development. “India is going to have the highest young population in the world by 2020. The average age of every third person in the country is 29 years. Rapid advancement in technology has offered us innumerable opportunities. Tremendous growth can be achieved if the opportunities are properly utilised by the youth. They need to focus on BMW (Body, Mind and Work) for individual growth,” he said.

Speaking on the National Youth Policy 2014, programme director Rajesh C Jampala said the government had laid emphasis on empowerment of youth for the economic growth of the country. International student trainer VV Sanyasi Rao, director and head of academics at Entrepreneur Zone Nanditha Sethi and Art of Living expert Srinivasa Raju spoke on various topics on the first day of the seminar. Lok Satta Party founder Jayaprakash Narayan will speak on ‘Youth in Politics and Governance’ at its valedictory on Friday. PG Centre director K Krishna Murthy, media convener Md Rehman and other faculty members were present at the inaugural session.

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