Workshop about Gandhi Fellowship organised at CUSB

A presentation-cum-workshop on Gandhi Fellowship was organised at Central University of South Bihar (CUSB), Patna campus on Thursday, October 4, 2016, under the supervision of University’s Placement Cell. CUSB Public Relation Officer (PRO) Md. Mudassir Alam who also happens to be the co-ordinator of University’s Placement Cell said that the session was conducted regarding the application process of Gandhi Fellowship and other related aspects.

Post a brief introduction, Mr. Parikshit Munda, Program Leader (Marketing & Recruitment - East India), Gandhi Fellowship - Piramal Foundation presented a detailed power point presentation (PPT) about the fellowship which was followed by question – answer session. While describing about the aims and goals of the fellowship Mr. Munda said that the programme is primarily meant for social cause rooted in the belief that as a developing country it is important for India to develop a cadre of leaders exposed to the complexities of bringing change in social and public systems. The programme is especially designed to provide enough exposure to youths with the favourable opportunity to transform them through self-discovery and thereby, contribute to the causes surrounding them. It creates a legitimate space for young people to engage with social issues in a real manner and devote their energies to bring about school change through their tenure and effectively lead complex public systems in the future, said Mr. Munda

As a catalyst for school change, each fellow brings change in 5 schools by being a resource person for the school principals and by potentially impacting the lives of 1,000 children. Fellows assist teachers and identify when and where Headmasters (Principals) need extra support. Fellows interact and work with teachers, community members and education officials towards the goal of creating model schools. Each selected fellow is entitled to an all-inclusive monthly grant of Rs. 14,000, a fixed monthly phone allowance of Rs. 600 and rent-free accommodation and other allowances as applicable, added Mr. Munda.

Last year a total of nine students from CUSB selected for Gandhi Fellowship, which was a big achievement for the University. Likewise, this year too CUSB is hopeful about increase in the number of successful students for the fellowship, mentioned the PRO.

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