Exploring the job market, all day

FROM MORNING to evening, they went in a group to the District Sessions Court, Head Post Office, Fire Service Headquarters, Race Course police station and Bank of Baroda.

They came without petitions or demands, and received a hearty welcome at each place. The students were on an `interaction camp' organised by the Divyodaya Inter-religious Centre, to help them learn firsthand about various careers.

The Additional District Judge of the Fast Track Court, R. Sadayandi, gave an overview of the judiciary and explained the proceedings of the court. He answered a number of questions from the youngsters.

At the police station, Inspector Sakthivel spoke about the duties of the men and women in uniform and narrated the details of a few cases. After the visit, the students learnt that the police were the friends of the people, and needed the cooperation of the people to do their job efficiently.

It was an educative experience at the Postal Finance Mart at the Head Post Office, with the students getting to know about popular postal services such as Speed Post, allotment of post-box numbers, the importance of First Day covers, and the programmes of the Philatelic Club.

Bank officials gave the group an insight into the functioning of the banking system. Fire and Rescue Service officials offered tips on avoiding a major outbreak of fire, and the way in which young people could help fire-service personnel.

By Michael Raj A A