Digital Desk, New Delhi. To ensure that students of classes 9 to 12 get the right guidance for their career, the Delhi government on Monday launched a mentorship program Desh Ke Mentor Pahal. This new initiative will act as a guiding force for the teenagers to help them clear all their doubts about them.
Inaugurating the program on Monday morning, Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia said, “Children of classes 9 to 12 are at a turning point in their lives. During this time all they need is someone who can guide them, understand their dreams and believe in them. They need to hold hands and not be burdened with dreams and belongings of others. Keeping this objective in mind, we have started the mentor program of the country.
For this programme, Delhi Technological University (DTU) has developed an application through which any adult who wants to mentor children can register themselves and guide the students over the phone every week.
According to the Delhi government, the age of the mentors should be less than 35 years and should be a graduate from a good university. The person may be young professional or entrepreneur or may do something good in the field of sports, writing, singing and art.
They can adopt one to 10 Delhi government school students for mentoring.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, people cannot believe that happiness, patriotism and entrepreneurship can be taught at school level. Our happiness curriculum will prepare thoughtful adults, patriotism curriculum will make us good citizens and entrepreneurship mindset curriculum will make job providers rather than job seekers.
He said, this new program will provide an opportunity to the adults of this country to help the future of the country – our children. You just need to dedicate 10-15 minutes out of your busy schedule to guide the school children. We are sure that our kids can do anything if they are guided well.