Rotaract Club of Shri Madhwa Vadiraja Institute of Technology & Management and Rotary Shankerpura jointly organized orientation program for SSLC students on 21/1/2014 in seminar hall of the institution. The program was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Dr. Leslie D’Souza by lighting the lamp. In his inaugural address he inspired students by his enlightening words. Chief Guest, Prof. Dr. Radhakrishna. S.Aithal, Principal, SMVITM, Bantakal advised the students to channelize their efforts in exams and lead towards success. Around 180 students from nearby schools like SVH High School, Innanje; SVH PU College, Innanje; St. John’s High School, Shankerpura; St. John’s Academy, Shankerpura and Vidhyavardhaka High School, Pangala attended the program. The morning session began with resource person Sri Ashok Kamath, KES, Education Officer DDPI, Udupi dist, Manipal. He explained how to prepare for exams and about the different exam phases. Later in the same session another resource person Sri Rajendra Bhat, JCI national trainer, motivated the students with his inspiring words. He guided the students to make use of the valuable key points like how to study with smart work, effective time management, emotional reading, etc. He also asked the students to think positively and to study based on the activity and to have self confidence. He also suggested group studying, and wished them luck. The afternoon session was continued by Prof. Balakrishna Maddodi, Assistant Professor, MIT, Manipal. He inspired the students by motivating words about future planning based on student decision making to reach their goals. And he also said the students to identify the domain of study that may suit their skills and preferences. Sri Pundarikaksha Kodancha, Lecturer at SVH PU College engaged the second half of the afternoon session. He advised the students to improve focus and he said fear of failure is one of the main reasons for poor concentration. In the beginning of program, Rtr. Adheesh Shetty read the Rotaract prayer. Rotaract club President Rtr. Rahul V. Kotian welcomed the guests & the gathering. Rotary Shankerpura President Rtn. Denzil Castelino in his proposal speech explained purpose of orientation program for SSLC students. At the end Rotary Shankerpura Secretary Rtn. Francis D’Sa delivered the vote of thanks. The Program was compeered by Rtr. Devika Lakshmeesha.