Great Lakes students realize their social responsibilities through the karma-yoga projects working with powerless people.
Jaycees of Great Lakes have started their first term with an assignment on the karma yoga project. This project requires all the students to work with powerless people to understand their responsibilities towards the society, as a part of their academic course.
Each student of the batch of 165 students has been assigned the task as a part of their rigorous one year fast paced PGPM. The students are being involved with Children Orphanages, Old Age homes, Schools & Hospitals for the relatively powerless people and various social service groups as AIDE ET ACTION, Aid India, Relief Foundation, CRY, Ramkrishna Foundation, ASHA Society and others.
The course aims at a mutual win-win situation for both, the students who learn to relate to their responsibility towards the society and the social service groups who get budding managers as volunteers’ to work on their projects. Students get the opportunity to apply in practice what they learn during the course.
Each student devotes at least 3 hrs a week to bring significant change to the lives of powerless and destitute. They will be working on the live projects for six months continuously taking time out of their rigorous course curriculum.
Telling about the same, Dr. Venkat R. Krishnan, Director of Yale-Great Lakes Center for Management Research, under whose able guidance jaycees of Great Lakes aspire to adopt transformational leadership as a way of their life, said, “The crux of leadership is creating followers. Serving others is the simplest way to create followers. This project thus provides an experiential learning of leadership”.
Going through the project the students are so inspired that they are planning to setup a social service group themselves. Hope the new generation managers would not only want to have it all for themselves — a substantial salary and bonuses, but they would also want to make a difference to the society.
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