Eplus Clubs launched at Visaka Engineering College
Visaka Engineering College, Madhurawada, launched three The Hindu Education Plus (Eplus) clubs on their campus here on Tuesday.
Over 90 students from ECE, CSE, IT, EEE and MCA streams joined hands to form the clubs.
Inaugurating the clubs, Director of Centre for Policy Studies and former Rector of Andhra University A. Prasanna Kumar said : “Education is not about just acquiring a degree but is a process for holistic development of personality.”
Appreciating the efforts of The Hindu, he noted that the initiative like the Eplus club was the bridge between teachers, students and society.
Quoting the former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, he urged the students to dream big, convert the dream into a vision and translate the vision into a plan of action.
Then alone the process would lead to achievement, he said. Prof. Prasanna Kumar asked the students to take up the process of self-introspection by asking three questions – why are you studying, what are you studying and how are you studying.
Talking on personality development, he said that a personality had three dimensions – physical, intellectual and emotional. “The development of all the three dimensions has to take place simultaneously and in a balanced way,” he added.
To better English language, he advised the young minds to make it a habit to carry a small dictionary to build their word power. He said : “What is necessary in today’s world is functional and correct English, you need not waste time to become a pundit in English.”
The Eplus club was launched by The Hindu in 2008 to help rural students develop their communication skills and better their English language.
A club comprises 30 like-minded students, who are good in academics but lack proper communication skills.
The weekly activity of the club that spreads over an academic year is designed by the Hyderabad-based firm Skillspark and is intended to better the soft skills of the students in an informal setup within the campus.
Chief of Bureau of The Hindu B. Prabhakkar Sarma and principal of the college P. Srinivasa Rao addressed the students.