Quality education can only empower community, students told
OT, May 13, 2012 19:18 IST
Okhla Times Reporter/Hotel Surya
The Education Expo 2012 held at hotel Surya, New Friends’ Colony, on May 13 at about 11 AM was a huge hit with more than 300 students turning up at the event. Though most of the students were girls from Jamia Nagar some had even come from Laxmi Nagar and Jama Masjid.
Organized by Jamia Nagar-based India International Education Foundation (IIEF) with community portal OKHLA TIMES being the media partner, the event ended at about 2 PM and attracted some top colleges whose representatives interacted with students, showcasing their courses and scholarship schemes.
Aprajita of FOSTIIMA institute of management, said: “It was a good experience. We expect students to come to us and collect brochure.” Representatives of other colleges, including Brown Hills College of Engineering & Technology, Faridabad (BHCET) and Al-Falah School of Engineering and Technology also interacted with students.
Arshi Fatima from Zakir Nagar was well impressed by the session. She said: “It is good for students. After participating in the Expo we have come to know more about courses being provided by many Delhi-based colleges.”
Yashrab Kamal of Batla House term the event inspiring. A student of JIMS (South Extension), he said: “It was a good platform to know about courses.”
IIEF director Malik Ghufran Rumi said: “Usually colleges don’t come in deprived areas and through this event our organization provided an opportunity to students to know more about MBA and other professional courses that will fetch them good jobs.”
While interacting with students, former Professor Attam Parkash (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade) and currently trade advisor to five countries said: “Like always, students will benefit from this event.”
Delhi minority commission member and well-known social activist Pushpinder Singh said: “I am happy to see such a huge crowd. It shows that students, particularly, girl students are eager to get educated.” Also, he talked about the government’s schemes to impart education to the minorities.
RLD Delhi Pradesh general secretary Jawed Iqbal Khan also addressed the audience. “Education should be given top priority. And I am really happy to see such a huge turn out. This only shows that youngsters want to get good education. They should go for professional courses to secure their future. Quality education can only empower the community.”
OKHLA TIMES representative also talked about the importance of the media and youngsters desire to use latest media tools, like internet, to reach to the world.
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