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The support staff of AIMIT had their orientation programme here on September 13. The resource persons were Fr Joel Fernandes and Br Sandeep Gonsalves.

After a meaningful short prayer session, Fr Melwyn Pinto, the Director, introduced the resource persons of the workshop. A short ice-breaking session was conducted thereafter.

“You make choices by seeing the price tags on the products, but have you ever thought of what the value of your life would be?” This question, though rhetorical in nature, perplexed the participants. The opening session titled “Realising the self-worth” focused on finding some new insights into these rhetorical questions. The interactive session provided platform for the participants to share their views and learn from each other. At the end of the first session the participants were convinced that neither economic worth nor social status can define the person one is, because after all life is priceless.

The second session was on the History of Jesuit Order and also about the Jesuit Educational Institutions, especially of Karnataka Jesuit Province. This session also covered different themes such as the work ethics for AIMIT support staff. The talk consisted of unity of employees, rendering a helping hand, dignity of labour, respect for all, and creating happy work place. The session also had a discussion on the problems that the support staff face and building their self-confidence and realisation of self-worth.

The sessions were filled with lively group activities and practical demonstrations of the themes. Audio-visual aids created attractiveness and interest among the participants.