At MJC we have have been taking a conscious effort to widen exposure of our girls by providing an insight into a wide range of professional possibilities. India Postal Department has come out with a recruitment drive and some of our students have decided appear for the entrance examination.
In the light of this interest in this career opportunity 16 of our interested College girls went to Sulur Post Office to understand the activities of the postal department. Mr S. Devaraj, the Postmaster warmly welcomed the children. He directed Mrs. Ramya K, Postal Assistant Clerk to give a brief She gave a helpful introduction of the Post Office and its functions. It was an interactive session in English where the students were able to answer questions put forth. Later Mrs. T Jhansi, GTS MD took over.
Mr S. Devaraj then took time from his hectic saturday schedule to personally give the students a tour of the office and its various counters. The students for the first time came to know the difference between ordinary post, speed post and registered post with their respective costs. He also explained the various Saving Schemes provided by the Postal department. Mr S Devaraj explained in length the various schemes available for the common man such as – Monthly Income Scheme [MIS], Senior Citizen Saving Scheme Accounts[SCSS], Small Saving Scheme Account [SSS], Sukanya Samrithi Scheme, Kisan Vikas Patra etc. He introduced his team members who joined as ordinary postwomen and have now have reached great heights. Mr.S. Devaraj gave himself as living example – he too joined as an ordinary postman and is now the Post Master of Sulur. He stressed upon hard work, sincerity and determination. He also encouraged the college girls by giving a vivid picture of the past postal scenario with the present, for example previously the postman had to walk on improper roads and cycles were expensive to purchase but now you can deliver letters on a two-wheeler which makes your daily trips quicker, easier and less tiring. Photographs were taken. Everyone enjoyed themselves. It was strongly felt by the students that there should be more of such educational trips in the near future for more exposure, better understanding and for better development of the girls.
This Postal visit was a great exposure for all, both students and staff. We thank Mr S Devaraj, Sulur Post Master and his staff for taking time to encourage the girls and to equip them with relevant knowledge. We thank Dr Lali Thomas, Mr Joseph Elias, Mr P V Kuruvila, Mr Lijo John and Ms Dorothy Lawrence for their support.