CHANDIGARH, 27.02.24-The Foreign Students Cell and Postgraduate Department of Sociology at Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, organised a workshop titled 'Navigating Success through Building Soft Skills and Critical Thinking'. The resource person for the workshop was Mr. Wemsley B.W. Okuku, Special Educator and Counselor from Kenya. Mr. Okuku talked about the importance of choices and innate qualities of individuals in ensuring success. He further elaborated that soft skills are based on how one works and interacts with people, adding that these are non-technical skills that impact performance at workplace. He emphasised that a blend of both soft skills and critical thinking is imperative for success, and these can be honed by emotional intelligence, problem solving, collaboration, teamwork, leadership skills, etc. The participants found the workshop highly enriching.
Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava lauded this endeavour to help students understand the importance of critical thinking and soft skills in their lives. She asserted that in this competitive era, it is pertinent for the students to stand out by building their soft skills and critical thinking.