A group of 35 students, drawn from professional, and arts and science colleges under the banner ‘Naanalgal,’ will address growing violence against women through cultural performances, among other social issues. Naanalgal, a recently formed youth forum plans to involve college students in focusing on issues related to education, health, environment and society in Tiruchi district. The team formulated its action plans, subsequent to a workshop facilitated by MAKE Academy run by the Mohamed Abdul Khader Educational and Development (MAKE) Trust. The team has been involved in various activities including visits with abandoned elderly, children with HIV and leprosy affected, according to student volunteer Sara.
Team consultant Antony Stephen, head, Department of Social Work, Holy Cross College, consultant, guided the group through various stages of group dynamics. John Peter, assistant professor, Joseph Institute of Management (JIM), drove home the importance of balancing IQ and EQ for better personal, professional, and social development.