Ranchi: “Information and communication technology has become a revolutionary cornerstone of the education world today. Through this, learning can be made interesting, interactive and thought provoking. Digital technology is an effective tool of knowledge dissemination,” said Her Excellency Smt. Droupadi Murmu, Hon’ble Governor of Jharkhand on Saturday. She was addressing the delegates via video conference at a workshop called ‘Fun-Doo Skills’ organised by Jharkhand Rai University (JRU), Ranchi in association with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Her Excellency Smt Murmu appreciated the university for this initiative to train and skill the students with new age requirements.  Delegates from eminent business houses, government officials, academicians, students and other stakeholders convened to participate in this workshop.

Speaking on the occasion Dr Harbeen Arora, Chancellor, Jharkhand Rai University said, “Students are the focal point of all our activities at Jharkhand Rai University. We aspire to be a university where India’s youth can achieve great things, with the finest possible conditions for students to mould their future. This focus unifies us in what we do and how we do it.”

Prof. Dr. Savita Sengar, Vice Chancellor, Jharkhand Rai University delivered the welcome address and thanked Her Excellency Smt. Droupadi Murmu for her continuous support and encouragement.

“In an age of digital deluge, it is important to use technology responsibly and use it to improve on our existing skills. Technologies are learning enhancers,” said Dr Sengar.

“21st Century skills is an extremely important subject because, in this globally and digitally interconnected world, all learners, from cradle to career, need new skills and knowledge to succeed. These skills are more important to students now than ever before,” said Mr. Prasanta Dash, Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Jharkhand.

“We are happy to collaborate with Jharkhand Rai University and it’s NSS Cell for the Fun-Doo Skills Workshop so that students get opportunities to develop the foundational skills that will help them reason, think creatively, analyze data and work collaboratively in the future,” said Ms. Astha Alang, Communication, Advocacy & Partnership Officer, UNICEF.

While giving the vote of thanks, Dr Piyush Ranjan, Registrar, Jharkhand Rai University encouraged all the student participants to take benefit of this platform and train themselves with skills that will be helpful to seek employment.

More than one thousand participants from various institutes, colleges and universities from Jharkhand participated in this workshop.

JRU continuously aims to empower students with employability skills. The university frequently organises workshops to train students on new industry trends. The 21st century skills like self-awareness, collaboration, communication, critical thinking and problem solving are a must have for every student seeking employment in a changing world. ‘Learning beyond classrooms’ is the hallmark of JRU’s academic calendar. Through this approach, students gain valuable industry insights, develop their awareness of corporate culture, and also augment critical workplace skills, such as positive leadership and effective communication.

(Agencies)