I had been given the opportunity by a leading college of Delhi University to interact with students and was requested to select the topic. My suggested topic was how to “Welcome The Future”.
I was amazed to see the response and participation of children, who were so curious to know about some basic life skills. They were very open in their interaction even before the respectable principal.
Students were asking question such as “we get envious if some one is succeeding”? They were getting angry. They were suffering from fear of unknowns. They were waiting to hear how to handle the events originating out of future? How if they do not perform academically? How to maintain calmness and gain confidence? How to use special power within? Some of the question were so sharp that only leading spiritual leaders could address. Since I am a very vivid reader of Bhagwat Gita, and meditate and understand the pearls of wisdom, I was able to do justice to my assignment based on my practical and spiritual (extremely low) knowledge.
Students needs life skills training and support besides their academics one. I felt very charged to interact with children. It was heartening to see the complexity and some of the student were clearly demonstrating the leadership capability. I am making this statement based on my on the spot observation as I do not know their academic standing or family background.
Colleges should take lead in handling the future brain and provide them personality guidance,ability to cope and convert the pressure into smiles, help them to be calm and compose! It is not that difficult to help them and it is doable.