A one-day workshop on, "Social Media and Leadership Development Training", was organized by the IT Cell and Bhandary Foundation at Shimoga.

The programme was inaugurated at Suvarna Samskithi Bhavana, Shimoga, by Sri. Sanmath Hegde, President, Karnataka Congress IT Cell. Sri. R Prasanna Kumar, President, Jilla Congress Committee presided over the inaugural function. Dr. Manjunath Bhandary gave the keynote address. He shared his story about his humble beginnings, the hardships he faced in life and how he overcame all the odds. Sri. Kalagod Rathakar, Member, Jilla Panchayat, Sri. N. Ramesh, Vice-President, Jilla Congress Committee, Mr. Praveen Kumar, President Youth Congress, and Sri. Mohan Kumar, President IT Cell, Shimoga, were present on the occasion.

The trainers for the workshop were Mr. Chethan Ram and Prof. Ananth Prabhu. Prof. Ananth gave inputs in the following areas: Social Media in the 21st Century, Importance of Networking, and Cyber Laws and Cyber Crime in India. Mr. Chethan Ram, International Trainer, spoke on "Leadership." With his enthusiastic and dynamic approach, he gave tips for success, goal setting, confidence building, and helped the participants to awaken the spirit of leadership.

There was an interactive Question and Answer Session where the budding leaders with inquisitive minds asked questions and got their doubts clarified. More than 600 students participated in the workshop.