Kozhikode mayor Dr Beena Philip on Monday inaugurated the Mathrubhumi ASPIRE National Education Fair 2022. District Development Commissioner Anupam Mishra, Mathrubhumi Managing Director MV Shreyams Kumar, Managing-Editor PV Chandran, VP-Operations Devika Shreyams Kumar and Director of Digital Business Mayura Shreyams Kumar lit the lamp during the inaugural ceremony of the event.
The fair was held to provide awareness and understanding about different courses and careers after high school studies. The event offered the opportunity for students to interact with the experts. There were stalls of various educational institutions for the students to explore.
"There weren't many educational fairs conducted during my school days, and if conducted, they were mostly fraud," mayor Beena said. She appreciated the effort taken by Mathrubhumi in providing a platform for the children to interact with universities directly.
DDC Anupam Mishra said that ambition is critical and dreaming small is a crime and that we should be skilful and professional. "Explore new vistas of our lives and enjoy them," he said.
The first session by Dr DP Sudhakar, IQAC, Garden City University Bangalore, that started at 11 am was on the topic 'The World is Evolving, Where are you?' He conveyed in this session the various positives and negatives seen in the growth of facilities and technology, especially during this pandemic period. "The first step is to find the problem and then find the solution. If we take any problem as our life, we can solve or fix any given crisis. The most important formula to become successful in our career is knowing and understanding our interests and strengths," he said.
Dr PR Venkita Raman conducted the second session on the topic 'Career Planning after Plus Two'. He started the session by saying that career planning is complete when you find the answers to four main questions, What, Where, When, and Why. The world is rapidly developing. Many courses are getting more employment opportunities while some fields are quickly declining. Hence, it is vital to understand our strengths and weaknesses and make a final decision, he said.
Dr S Rajoo Krishnan conducted the final session of the day on the topic 'Medical and Engineering Fields'. "There is a recent trend that people are starting to criticise the field of medicine and engineering due to the lack of employment opportunities. But today's issue is the lack of employability as there aren't many available or suitable requirements. This shows the importance of skill and practical knowledge," he said.