HV #5 — UPES is providing Shakti Scholarship to students….
Also in the edition #5 — inspiring stories of achievers to read, latest news and internships opportunities, and some useful tools and discounts.
Welcome to the fifth edition of Hanker Visionary newsletter!
Here are the highlights for today’s issue:
Thought of the day
Inspiring stories of achievers
Offbeat paths worth exploring
Scholarships and internships
Useful courses, podcasts, books, and more
Innovative tools for modern-day learners
Cool offers and discounts
Can you solve this?
Let’s get to it…
Thought of the day 🔆
The man who does not read books has no advantage over the one who cannot read them. — Mark Twain
Inspiring stories of achievers 🏋️♀️
At 65, Kerala’s Narayani teacher walks 25 km everyday for her students: For the past 50 years, Narayani Teacher has walked 25km every day to educate generations of pupils in Kerala’s Kasaragod. She has been going from door-to-door to teach, not just one language alone, but multiple languages. Despite not having any formal education, she has taught over a hundred students and her disciples include many famous people.
An IAS officer who worked in factory, slept on platform, cracked UPSC exam, got 101st rank: Sivaguru Prabhakaran's story is one of perseverance and determination. Born in a family of farmers, he started working as a sawmill operator but never gave up on his dream of becoming an IAS officer. He cracked the UPSC exam on his fourth attempt and secured AIR 101.
Newsworthy happenings 📰
CBSE board exams for classes 10 and 12 will start from February 15 next year, helping students plan ahead (read news)
IIT Madras launches new Department of Medical Sciences and Technology, offering a 4-year B.S. program in medical sciences and engineering (read news)
University of Hull offers Fairer Future Global Scholarship for Indian students, covering 50% of tuition fees for undergraduate courses (read news)
Offbeat paths worth exploring 💼
Sustainability Consultant: As a sustainability consultant, you'll advise businesses on how to reduce their environmental impact and improve their social responsibility practices. With growing concerns about climate change, this is an important and rewarding career.
Recommended Course: How to be a successful sustainability coach or consultant
Virtual Reality Developer: A virtual reality developer creates immersive digital experiences using virtual reality technology. You will use specialized software and tools to design, program, and test VR applications, which can be used in a variety of industries such as gaming, education, and healthcare.
Recommended Course: Certified Virtual reality developer course
Podcast Producer: A podcast producer is a good career option to opt for where you are responsible for overseeing the creation and production of audio content for podcasts. You will work with hosts and guests, coordinate recording sessions, edit audio files, and manage the podcast's distribution.
Recommended Course: The Podcast Masterclass: The Complete Guide to Podcasting
Scholarships and internships 🏁
Shakti Scholarship by UPES: UPES provides a 25% scholarship on tuition fees for the entire program duration to female students seeking admission to their under-graduate and post-graduate courses. This initiative aims to promote women's education and empower them with knowledge, skills and self-confidence, and provide them with a holistic atmosphere to develop and refine their personal and professional skill sets.
Social Media Marketing Internship at Akrati Jewels Incorporation: Akrati Jewels Incorporation is offering a Social Media Marketing internship for 5 months, with a monthly stipend of 3,000-6,000. The intern will be responsible for enhancing the brand's digital presence and engagement on various social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. and planning Instagram campaigns. The internship is remote and open to candidates with relevant skills and interests.
Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors Program: It is an opportunity for students to establish themselves as leaders in their community and develop their technical and emotional intelligence skills by helping others and participating in virtual events and challenges. They can also earn certifications, build digital communities and gain unique access to experts and mentors. The program offers monthly Azure credits, free software and self-guided online courses, and allows students to connect with like-minded peers from around the world.
Useful courses, podcasts, books, and more 🕹️
Here are some of our picks for students who are looking to learn and enhance their knowledge:
Guidance for Students by Avadh Ojha Sir (listen podcast)
Success Needs Sacrifice (listen podcast)
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (read book)
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Francesc Miralles & Hector Garcia (read book)
Productivity for Students: Study Smarter, Not Harder (get course)
Innovative tools for modern-day learners 🔬
Wolfram Alpha: This knowledge engine provides step-by-step solutions to complex mathematical problems and offers insights into various fields of study, including science, engineering, and finance.
Pocket: This app allows you to save articles and web pages to read later, providing a distraction-free reading experience while syncing across multiple devices.
Microsoft To-Do: This task management app helps you to organize your assignments and deadlines, set reminders, and collaborate with others.
Cool offers and discounts 😎
Skillshare membership (40% off): Get unlimited access to thousands of creative classes with hands-on projects and learn at your own pace. Save 40% on your first year of membership and explore categories like graphic design, photography, crafts, lifestyle, and more.
Laptop Backpack (33% off): This backpack is designed to carry a 15.6 inch laptop as well as books, lunch, clothes and other essentials. It has a separate compartment for the laptop and several pockets to organize small items like keys, pens, and cell phone. The backpack is made of water-resistant polyester and has a built-in USB charger port.
Adjustable Laptop Table (33% off): It is a multipurpose and portable study desk designed for students. With adjustable height and tilting options, it is ideal for placing laptops or keeping books and can be used as a breakfast/dinner table for patients or aged people.
XP-PEN Deco Mini 7 Graphics Tablet (38% off): It is a portable device that allows students to draw and create digital art with ease. With its compatibility with Windows, Mac OS, Android devices, and major design software, students can use it for their art and online classes.
Disappearing Purple Glue Sticks (58% off): These Purple Glue Sticks are perfect for school projects and crafts. They go on purple, so you can see where you've applied them, but dry clear for a professional finish. With 12 sticks in each pack, they're a great value for students who need to glue a lot! Plus, they're acid-free, photo-safe, non-toxic and washable, making them safe for all ages.
Last week ‘Can you solve this?’ answer
Question: I am not alive, but I can grow; I don't have lungs, but I need air; I don't have a mouth, but water kills me. What am I?
Can you solve this?
We're back with another riddle to challenge your mind and tickle your funny bone. This time, it's a question that might leave you scratching your head.
Think you know the answer?
Leave your guess in the comments below and we'll reveal the answer in the next issue. And if you have any riddles or jokes of your own, share them with us and we might feature them in the newsletter!
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