Mountaineers address students at Tata Steel webinar
The Tata Steel Adventure Foundation in association with Tata Education Excellence Program organised a webinar named “Parvatarohan- Ek Charcha” for school students on Saturday.
The speakers invited were mountaineers who had conquered Mount Everest. More than 200 students from standard VIII to XII from ‘Basic’ and ‘Saral’ assessment schools attended the webinar.
"During this pandemic, children too are among the effected. They are unable to go out and meet their friends or teachers or involve in any extra-curricular activity. In such a situation this webinar helped to motivate and engage these young minds", said TSAF head and Everester Hemant Gupta who was also one of the speakers at the webinar.
Besides Gupta, Swarnalata Dalai and Rathu Mahato also addressed the session.
The speakers shared their experience with illustrative presentation of climbing the world's tallest peak and also shared the hardships faced to fulfil their ambition. The session also touched upon the wide range of career opportunities in the area of mountaineering from being a climber to being a trek leader or being in a rescue team.
Through this session students also got an opportunity to appreciate the need of - leadership, team building, planning, self-discipline and hard-work. The speakers also focused on the importance of formal education in a sporting field too and shared their future plans to keep their tryst of conquering other global peaks.
At the end of the session, a competition was floated for the students where they will be sharing their learning in the form of drawings or essays. Top two entries each in drawing and essay writing will be awarded.
TEEP was started in 2003 to enable schools to improve the quality of education so that they can offer greater value to the students and create a culture of excellence to nurture the ‘citizens of tomorrow.’ The schools voluntarily participate in this program which is a year-long engagement and then they are assessed on education excellence maturity. Currently working with 40+ schools in and around Jamshedpur, guidance on career opportunities is identified as an area to handhold students.