Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday kick-started a program entitled 'Desh ke Mentor' under which students of Delhi government schools will be provided guidance on career choices by citizens who are successful in their respective fields.
The program entails adopting one to 10 government school students who can be mentored by citizens who are successful in their respective fields. Mentors will take out ten minutes every week to guide students over the phone. Interested people can adopt between 1 to ten children studying in the city's government schools as part of the initiative.
Commenting on launch, the Chief Minister remarked: ''If our students get right guidance, they can excel in every sphere of life. We have launched this program to help them chalk a future path with mentors guiding them beyond the role played by their teachers'' Students require emotional support so that they do not have depressive thoughts because of various kinds of pressures. The second major support they require is in the form of a value system and what they can do in their life or what options are available to them.
The Delhi government had in August announced that Bollywood actor Sonu Sood will be the brand ambassador for the mentors' program.