Shoolini University has truly embraced the “new normal” with gusto and élan!
This came to fore during the virtual SPRINT, an innovative skill enhancement programme, run by the university. Over 600 undergraduate students of the third semester across all streams came together during the two-day session on ‘Self-Development’ that concluded on Friday.
Youngsters participated enthusiastically in all topics of discussion, including how to keep themselves healthy, both physically and mentally, during these challenging times.
The Skill Progression Rapid Intensive Innovative Training (SPRINT), as the programme is called, kicked off with a virtual ‘Yoga Session’ that brought together the mind, body, and soul. The sessions on ‘Creativity, Motivation’ and ‘Overuse of Social Media’ too got rave reviews. The real showstopper was the session on tips for a ‘Better Life’ with active participation of students with the ‘Chat’ option. An interesting quiz on the topics covered during the programme was also conducted.
Group activities were an integral part of the programme where students got into virtual rooms and teams to prepare their presentations. The presentations and videos created by the teams were then uploaded.
Appreciating the efforts of the organising team, Shoolini University Founder and Vice Chancellor Prof PK Khosla motivated the students to focus on their health during these difficult times and encouraged them to consistently work on personal development.
SPRINT Director Mrs Poonam Nanda termed the session as “highly educative” for everyone. “The effort was to give the students the feel of attending SPRINT in real life, as if they were actually on the campus. Students attended the SPRINT dressed in formal attire and participated actively in discussions,” she said.
“Such exercises not only promote teamwork but also enhance leadership and communication skills. Students learn all about time and conflict management. It also gives them exposure to the ‘New Normal’ which is something we need to adapt to in our lives,” Mrs Nanda added.