A day long workshop on personality development, skills and career counseling was today held at Dak Banglow Sumbal. The programme was presided-over by Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Sumbal, Dr. Bashir Ahmad Lone and was attended by students and staff of Candles Garden Educational Institute Gund Jahangeer and other concerned.
In his address, Dr. Lone opined that without proper career counseling, we would face a shortage of required, trained professionals.He also discussed issues prevalent in the society that damage personality development.
He called for provision of guidance and counseling to students at school-level regarding their future planning and taking up suitable professions as per individual strengths.Defining the role of career counselors, Dr Lone said it requires proper training and the person must be a qualified career counselor.
A question-and-answer session was also held to clear doubts of students. Dr. Lone also discussed common issues of youth due to lack of career counseling and absence of the opportunities of personality development.
He also emphasized the importance of sports and explained how sports help in overall development. The teachers present on the occasion termed the programme vital for students, adding that it was a comprehensive speech of Dr Lone in which various solutions of career counseling were discussed.