Tributes paid to bravehearts on Police Commemoration Day

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New Delhi, Oct 21 | Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai on Thursday paid tributes to bravehearts at National Police Memorial (NPM) here on Police Commemoration Day 2021.

The senior officials of the Central Armed Police Forces and state police forces also paid tributes at NPM on this occasion.

Hailing the police forces, Rai said that whenever there is any security challenges before the nation, the police forces have fought it back with brevity.

“Whenever the anti-national forces try to disrupt the peace and order in the country, our police forces have dealt it with brevity,” he said.

The Minister also said that the security forces have also contributed a lot to reduce the impact of the climate change by planting lakhs of trees.

Speaking at the occasion, the Intelligence Bureau Director Arvind Kumar said that a total of 377 policemen have sacrificed their lives in the line of the duty while 2,458 police and Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel fell prey to Covid-19 pandemic.

In a message on this occasion, PM Modi said that he acknowledged the outstanding efforts made by the police forces in preserving law and order and assisting others. “I pay homage to all those police personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty,” he said in a message.

“The Police forces are the finest example of courage, patience and diligence. On Police Memorial Day, on behalf of the nation, I pay homage to all brave soldiers who made their supreme sacrifice to protect the nation’s sovereignty. The sacrifices and dedication of every policeman inspire us to serve the nation”, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said.

To honour the Police personnel who sacrificed their lives in line of duty for National Security, the idea of setting up a National Police Memorial in Delhi was approved by Ministry of Home Affairs in 1992.

The Prime Minister dedicated the National Police Memorial, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, to the nation on Police Commemoration Day on October 21, 2018.

Police and CAPF personnel played a significant and frontline role as Covid warriors with little regard to their own safety in 2020 and 2021. As a result, 2,458 Police and CAPF personnel fell prey to the coronavirus, in the line of duty, while contributing to Covid management and this year the Police Commemoration Day was dedicated to these police personnel.

Source: IANS

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Most students pursuing an MBA come with the sole objective of having a decent job offer or a promotion in the existing job soon after completion of the MBA. And most of them take loans to pursue this career dream. According to a recent survey by education portal Campusutra.com  74% MBA 2022-24 aspirants said they would opt for education loans.

There are exceptional cases like those seeking master’s degree or may have a family business to take care of or an entrepreneurial venture in mind. But the exception cases are barely 1%. For the rest 99%, a management degree is a ticket to a dream job through campus placements or leap towards career enhancements. Stakes are high as many of them quit their jobs which essentially means loss of 2 years of income, apprehension and uncertainty of the job market. On top of that, the pressure to pay back the education loans. Hence the returns have to be high. There is more than just the management degree. Colleges need to ensure that they offer quality management education which enables them to be prepared for not just the demands of recruiters and for a decent job but also to sustain and achieve, all along their career path.

  • So, what exactly are the B Schools doing to prepare their students for the job market and make them industry ready ?
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These are the two key questions every MBA aspirant needs to ask, check and validate before filling the MBA application forms of management institutes. And worth mentioning that these application forms do not come cheap. An MBA aspirant who may have shortlisted 5 B Schools to apply for, may end up spending Rs 10,000.00 to Rs 15,000.00 just buying MBA / PGDM application forms.

While internship and placements data of some management institutes clearly indicates that recruiters today have specific demands. The skill sets looked for are job centric and industry oriented. MBA schools which have adopted new models of delivery and technology, redesigned their courses, built an effective evaluation process and prepared the students to cope with the dynamic business scenario, have done great with campus placements despite the economic slow down.

However, the skill set being looked for by a consulting company like Deloitte or KPMG may be quite different from FMCG or a manufacturing sector. Institutes need to acknowledge this fact and act accordingly.

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The placement records of 2021 across top management institutes indicated the fact that recruitment is happening, skilled talent is in demand and certain management institutions continued to attract recruiters even in the middle of an ongoing crisis.

It is time, all management institutes rise to the occasion, understand market realities and identify areas of improvement at both ends – students and faculty.

After all, the stakes are high at both ends. B Schools taking corrective measures will stay while those which are lagging will end up shutting down.

Author Name : Nirmalya Pal

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