by Cl. Jerome Aruldass Edison
DAKOR-GUJARAT, NOVEMBER 11, 2014: On November 5, 2014 ten students of Don Bosco High School, Dakor along with nine students of St. Arnold High School, Indore enrolled themselves in the Enlightened Leadership Training/Camp for Student Leaders at the centre of Universal Solidarity Movement at Indore. The programme began at 6:00 p.m. It aimed at instilling within the students a thirst to be leaders.
Miss. Neetu Joshi, the chief trainer of the programme disclosed the purpose, objectives and the main motive hidden behind this leadership camp. She assured the campers that they would leave the camp as empowered individuals. Thereafter, she conducted as ice breaker during which she asked each of the participants to share their dreams and the 'WHY' of their dreams. She said commenting on the leaders of today," Today's leadership is hinged in the web and motive of money making, instead of authentic self service that can renew the world."
Miss. Neetu also spoke to them of the need to widen their vision and not be caught in the cocoon of narrow-mindedness. She said, "We need to aspire to become great leaders, as those who could have an impact over the minds and hearts of the citizens of our country." She further said that the seven days of would guide them to become worthy leaders.While she made them aware of the schedule that was to follow, she also explained to them the decorum expected from a leader. At 8:00 p.m., the first day of programme came to its end.
Rusik Ratwa a student of Don Bosco, Dakor shared his experience about Madhavi Mehta, a resident of Mumbai who had inspired him and shared, "before the programme could start we had an outing in Indore. She was a visitor just like us who came to visit the Lalbaugh Palace at Indore. She went on picking up waste papers and plastics. She was concerned of cleanliness and said that our nation isn't a dustbin. It was an eye opening experience, the leadership quality in her which resonated. She stood for her own principles and encouraged us to keep our country clean."