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Aligarh: A series of events such as screening of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s speech on “National Education Policy (NEP)-2020”, screening of educational films and documentaries, congratulation of faculty members, panel discussions, speech and poetry competitions and expert lectures marked the five-Day celebrations of ‘Shikshak Parv’ (Teachers’ Day) from September 5-10, commemorating the birth anniversary of the former President of India, Dr S Radhakrishnan at the Department of Economics, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

MA student, Tehmeesh Khan won the speech contest with BA students, Mohammad Owais, Mohd Adil Iqubal and Md Shadan Kausar receiving second, third and consolation prizes respectively in the contest judged by Prof. Shehroz Alam Rizvi and Prof. Mohd Azam Khan.

A BA student, Musharraf won the poetry contest in which Tehmeesh Khan (MA) came second and Harshit Gupta (BA) came third. Mohd Adil Iqubal got the consolation prize.

During the special lecture, guest of honour, Prof. MM Ansari (Advisor, Yes Global Institute, former Central Information Commissioner and Member of the University Grants Committee) said, “NEP-2020 will usher in sweeping changes and make India a global knowledge superpower”. .

“The new education policy will strengthen India’s education sector with a holistic approach and a focus on science and technology. This will help set up campuses of foreign universities in India and bring new courses online,” he pointed out.

Professor Ansari added: “NEP-2020, India’s first education policy of the 21st century, promotes the development of every student’s creative potential with flexibility, without difficult separations between subjects, curricular and extracurricular activities, multidisciplinary education, conceptual understanding. and critical thinking”.

He also talked about the huge contributions of Dr. Radhakrishnan and compared the old educational policies with NEP-2020.

Guest of honour, Manohar Manoj (Senior Journalist, Indian Economics Editor and Public Thinker) called for a level playing field at every stage of education.

He insisted on proper use of available resources, presence of regulatory authority in the private sector education system and fair ranking system of society, board, curriculum, language, medium of instruction and a public-private partnership.

“Education is fundamental to realizing the full human potential, developing an equitable and just society and promoting national development,” he stressed.

Special guest, Mohammad Naushad Khan (Editor-in-Chief-Radiance Views and Special Lectures Program Rapporteur) presented the program report and explained how NEP-2020 is redefining the curriculum to strengthen the teaching and learning process.

“NEP-2020 provides for reforms at all levels of education, from school to higher education. It puts more emphasis on strengthening teacher training, improving the examination system, improving child care and restructuring the educational regulatory framework,” Prof. Md said. Abdus Salam (chairman of the economics department).

Outlining his perspective, Professor Abdus Salam added, “NEP-2020 is the necessary step to bring about changes in the education sector based on the needs of society and the economy. The new education policy will improve the skills and talent of students, thereby increasing the country’s human development performance”.

Professor Abdus Salam also joined the guests in congratulating the teaching and non-teaching staff members.

He spoke about the pioneering work of faculty members and the role of non-teaching staff in supporting teachers.

In the introductory remarks, Professor Nisar Ahmad Khan (former Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences) said that teachers spend their whole lives showing students the right paths and there is no better way to pay tribute than to celebrate Teachers’ Day.

Speaking on the background of Teachers’ Day in the welcome speech, Professor Mirza Asmer Beg (Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences) pointed out: “When Dr Radhakrishnan became President of India, his students insisted to celebrate his birthday. However, Dr. Radhakrishnan, who has always been a man of principle, asked them to mark this day not as his birthday, but as Teachers’ Day.

Prof. SM Jawed Akhtar introduced the speakers and Prof. Shehroz Alam Rizvi extended the vote of thanks.

Dr. Shirin Rais led the program.

Faculty members and students from various departments and faculties of the university participated in the program.

One of the main highlights of the Tecaher Day celebrations at the Department was the screening of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s speech on NEP-2020, in which he explained to the Nation how the new education policy has sown the seeds to start a new era in a new direction around 21st century India. The screening was attended by students and professors of economics and various other departments of the university.

Later, a documentary on the life of Dr. Radhakrishnan was also screened tracing his life journey from his birth on September 5, 1888 in Tirutani to his student years at Madras Christian College, Tambaram, his teaching career at Madras President College and at the University of Mysore, appointed Chancellor of Delhi University and Vice-Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University to become India’s First Vice-President and later Second President of India India.

Students and teachers also watched ‘Taare Zameen Par’, a film showing a teacher helping a lonely dyslexic boy with his studies.

A panel discussion on the “Role of Bollywood Films in Strengthening Teacher-Student Relationships” followed the screening of the film.


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