Walking the extra mile for a social cause

Walking the extra mile for a social cause
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Walking the extra mile for a social cause. With more than two decades stint as English lecturers in JKC college, Prof. P Gopichand and Prof P Naga Suseela are walking the extra mile by holding free summer coaching classes for housewives, students, employees and just anybody who lacks communication skills in the language.

With more than two decades stint as English lecturers in JKC college, Prof. P Gopichand and Prof P Naga Suseela are walking the extra mile by holding free summer coaching classes for housewives, students, employees and just anybody who lacks communication skills in the language.

The couple, who is famous for their expertise in imparting communication skills, travels to other states holds training classes in communication skills, writing books and publishing poetries on their pet subject of communication skills.

“During the camp, we ask each student to come on to the dais and speak about themselves in English; this helps drive away their fear and shyness and help them be bold while speaking in public,” the couple said. The couple also displays the students’ creative artworks to boost their confidence.

The duo who has guided 25 M.Phil students, has presented more than 70 research papers in international conferences and seminars and symposia besides delivering 30 guest lectures on communication skills, personality development and phonetics.

As bilingual poets, Gopichand and Suseela write poems, sonnets, haiku and zen. So far they have written 350 short and long poems in free verse, 2,200 haiku, 300 zen, 200 chowakshar, 100 sparks, 100 senolite, 50 acrostic and 150 wings both in English and Telugu. The duo’s haiku have been awarded with fifteen gold, eleven silver and ten bronze medals.

By Ravi P Benjamin

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