VARANASI,: Banaras Hindu University is making exemplary headway in realizing its commitment to the overall growth of students. In order to equip students with necessary skills and qualities needed for excelling in their professional as well as personal lives, BHU has been placing greater focus on developing leadership and other qualities among students. The ‘FLY – Finding Leader In You’ program implemented in BHU is an important measure that has achieved a significant milestone. The university has trained nearly 850 students since the program was launched. Conducted by the Competitive Mindset Institute – United States, the FLY training helps strengthen five research-backed skills considered essential for professional competitiveness and ethical leadership. The emphasis in each of the modules covering these skills is on learning to practice and inculcate the skills, not just doing it theoretically.
Addressing the FLY ALUMNI MEET, the meeting of the students who underwent FLY training, Sh. Harsh Bhargawa, co-founder, Competitive Mindset Institute, United States, complimented the students for being part of the program and successfully completing it. He said that no one has to be born with skills that guarantee success, but one has to keep practicing and nurturing self. He informed that till now 5000 students have received the FLY training, and the 5000th student is from BHU. He hailed the leadership of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sudhir Kumar Jain for constantly working and acting for his students. Sharing an important tip with students to bring quality in whatever they do, he said that attention to details is very important and can result in transformation. Dr. Aruna Bhargawa, advisor, CMI, said that students should not let any of their fears and hesitations overpower them, and they must keep trying and success will embrace them.
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sudhir Kumar Jain also addressed the program hosted at Mahila Mahavidyalaya. He said that the university is endeavoring to ensure the overall development of students, and the FLY program is one of many steps in this direction. He said that the results of these initiatives are already visible, but the actual outcome will be experienced by the participants as well as the institution once our students venture into life after completing university degrees. Hailing Mahila Mahavidyalaya for its remarkable work in developing student leadership and life skills, the Vice-Chancellor said that BHU has the potential to become a leader in this regard, and the institution is on the right path to do so. He also suggested that similar programs for faculty members, both young and senior, may be developed.
Briefing about various initiatives of BHU, Dean of Students, Prof. Anupam Kumar Nema said about 30 FLY programs have been successfully completed in the university. He informed that the programs are being organized in various institutes and faculties, and the feedback from students is heartening. Prof. Rita Singh, Principal, Mahila Mahavidyalya, while delivering the welcome address said that it is the visionary leadership of vice-chancellor Prof Sudhir Kumar Jain who has launched several student-centric initiatives that have helped them identify and acknowledge their strengths and abilities. She said that the initiatives are truly proving to be transformative in terms of student welfare and growth.
A number of students also shared their experiences about how the initiative is helping them prepare well for life challenges in terms of better communication skills, problem-solving approach, leadership skills, being innovative, and perseverance. Registrar Prof. Arun Kumar Singh, faculty members of MMV, coordinators and members of Life Skills and Leadership Development Initiatives, and a large number of students were also present on the occasion. Prof. Lalita Vatta delivered the vote of thanks.