Published: 09th May 2020
Panjab University launches two-day online teacher's training workshop to strengthen their bond with students
Dr Raj Kumar said that a teacher should always be ready to imbibe the changes happening in the society
The department of youth welfare, Panjab University Chandigarh on Saturday started two days online teachers workshop on the theme of teacher-student relationship with respect to curricular activities, youth activity, personality development and positive thinking.
The chief guest of the inaugural session Dr Rama Shankar Dubay, Vice-Chancellor of Central University Gujarat said that organising such types of the workshop was the need of the hour. He said that it is our duty to protect our young minds from any kind of negative thoughts spreading around us and by connecting the teachers from different colleges we can connect with thousands of young minds.
He appreciated this initiative taken by the Panjab University. Dr Dubay congratulated all the participants who are ready to take the challenge currently posed by nature. He appreciated the able leadership of PU VC Prof Raj Kumar to involve the teacher's students in this creative work.
In his presidential remarks, Panjab University Vice-Chancellor Dr Raj Kumar said that the present, the world is going through the COVID-19 pandemic, "But I am happy that this hard time is not becoming a hurdle in the path of our faculty and students, instead, it has become a stepping stone to broaden our horizon towards the technology which is quite helpful in this time for connecting with each other."
Dr Raj Kumar said that a teacher should always be ready to imbibe the changes happening in the society so that the knowledge he/she absorbs by analysing the situation could be disseminated to one's students, "A teacher can tackle the problems and queries of young minds which are quite inquisitive and sensitive to any change."
Dr Raj Kumar believes that the younger generation can learn the spirit of teacher-student relationship along with the power of truth, determination, moral values from the Mahabharta and Ramayana. The VC appreciated the efforts of the youth welfare department for organizing this timely and important event to encourage both the teaching fraternity and students.
While addressing the participating teachers, Dean PU Colleges, Dr Sanjay Kaushik said that a teacher is a strong and important link in the education system. So the role of a teacher significantly contributes to the formation of a healthy and progressive society.
PU Director Youth Welfare Dr Nirmal Jaura said that co-curricular activities are very important for shaping the personality of the students alongside their studies. Dr Jaura said that without teachers it is impossible to engage the students in recreational works.