Former Assam Chancellor leads College students at Inner Engineering Workshop

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Founder director of Child Friendly Guwahati Salesian Father V.M. Thomas (Vattathara) conducted four 2-day workshops at the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate institution as part of a skilling effort to build up young people in Leadership and in Professional Life.

C.M. Paul

Kochi, 26th of August, 2019

 Former Chancellor of Assam Don Bosco University is set on a national youth mission experimenting with a new ‘wake up call’ training college students. The first of the series was held at the School of Social Sciences and Engineering at Rajagiri College, Kochi during first and third week of August.
Founder director of Child Friendly Guwahati Salesian Father V.M. Thomas (Vattathara) conducted four 2-day workshops at the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate institution as part of a skilling effort to build up young people in Leadership and in Professional Life.
Christened CROSSOVER, the innovative youth program for college and university students “is an intensive 2-day Inner Engineering Workshop to discover oneself,  enhance better relationships, focus on goals and edit life frequently to make a masterpiece of oneself,” says team leader Fr. V.M. Thomas.
Some 200 talented and intelligent youth participated in this new venture.
The program is the brainchild of a core team of well qualified and highly skilled professionals encompassing the education sphere and the corporate world. The team includes alumni from Harvard University, XLRI, Don Bosco University, and Syracuse University.
An IAS (Indian Administrative Service) trainer for 13 years at Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute Mussorie, Fr. Thomas says, “The programme was rated high and much appreciated by the students and faculty.” Fr. Thomas further explains, “It is a strategic intervention at this critical time to create committed and critical thinking leaders. The program is aimed at creating a strategic future for the young.
Getting to his training mode speech Fr. Thomas says, “Nothing great can be achieved except by those who dare to believe that there is something in them superior to external circumstances.” “Obstacles are what we see when we take off our eyes from our goal,” he tells.
Fr. Thomas says, “In the context of the present trends of majoritarianism, intolerance, fake news, manipulative behaviours it is urgent and important to influence thinking minds to stay critical and act independently living with the right attitude.”

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