HRM students of XISS successfully complete Rural Retreat organised from 3-12 March

The Human Resource Programme (HRM) of Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi, organized 8 days Rural Retreat Camp for 72 students of the First Year PGDM HRM Programme who were divided into two groups (A&B) of 36 students each at Bariatu and Angara Block of Ranchi (Jaratoli, Jiddu and Barwadag revenue villages) from 3-12 March 2022. Rural Camp is an integral part of HRM Programme that creates an opportunity for the students to have a better experience of community life & improve their professional know how.

The valedictory programme was held at Fr Michael Van den Bogaert, SJ Memorial Auditorium in the XISS campus to felicitate the students for their active participation as a team player, special achievement as a team leader and best achievement as best camper during the rural retreat in the presence of Director, Dr Joseph Marianus Kujur SJ; Superior XISS, Fr Xavier Soreng SJ and Assistant Director, Dr Pradeep Kerketta SJ. Dr Shyamal Gomes, Professor & Coordinator of the rural camp, presided over the function, where he presented the report and shared his experience of the camp. A poster exhibition of the village map drawn during the visit was displayed by the students. The best camper male and female was awarded to Mr Oliver Minz and Ms Navneet Singh from Group A; Mr Arpan Anurag Kandir and Ms Ranu Jhawar of Group B by the Director.

On this occasion several prizes and certificates were distributed to the winners of different activities conducted during the camp by Dr Ramakant Agrawal, Head of Programme HRM along with faculties of the programme namely Dr Shyamal Gomes, Dr Kumar Mohit Spring, Dr Indrani Ghatak, Dr Mrityunjoy Roy, Dr Binit Lakra, Dr Johnson Minz and Dr Sharda Singh.

Director, Dr Kujur addressed the students and gave an account of his own rural visits and said that we need to de-learn whatever biases we have learnt, in order to be open to new learnings. He emphasised on the understanding of the Collective consciousness of the village people and the importance of relationships.

Further, Assistant Director, Dr Kerketta stressed on the importance of taking up challenges through the Spanish quote “actuà en contra”. He said that the best leader is one who serves others and assess the success based on the service to others.

The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr Ramakant Agrawal with an emphasis on the vision and mission of XISS, in the presence of the august gathering.