'Career guidance centre should be strengthened'

Speaking after inaugurating Kanakadasa Research Centre and Employment Information and Career Guidance Centre building at Mangalore University on Monday, he said youths are at crossroads. They need to be guided properly according to their interest at the PU and degree college level.
He said “extra-curricular activities should be given importance in the schools and colleges for the personality development of the students.”

“In the process of education for employment, we have forgotten an integrated education. The lifestyle, preachings, views and opinion of Kanakadasa should be studied by all of us. Our universities should become competitive in an era when foreign universities are entering the country,” he added.
Delivering a special lecture, Thinker Lakshmeesha Tholpady said “we will understand the hard truth of life only when we have an interaction with the lower sections of the society who has undergone all the hardships of life.”

NRI Cell Deputy Chairman Capt Ganesh Karnik said “most of the developed nations are ageing nations. If you have the competence, skill, then the whole world is waiting. There is dearth of qualified manpower. If we can preserve ‘Indianness,’ then we can become the guide to the whole world in the future.”

In his introductory remarks, Kanakadasa Study and Research Centre Convener Dr B Shivaram Shetty said Kanakadasa adhyayana peeta was set up five years ago in Mangalore University with Rs 10 lakh grant from the government. However, in the last budget government earmarked Rs one crore for the setting up of Kanakadasa Study and Research Centre. The Centre plans to hold Kanaka keerthane, Kanaka gayana, Kanaka smrithi, seminar on Kanakadasa. It has even collected nearly 1,500 articles related to Kanakadasa from various places.
Mangalore University Vice-Chancellor Prof K M Kaveriappa presided. Registrar Dr K Chinnappa Gowda, Employment Information and Career guidance centre Director Prof A K Baradol were present.

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