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Bhartiya College of Education Udhampur organizes national seminar

One Day National Seminar on “Emerging Quality Concerns of Teacher Education in 21 st century” was organized at Bhartiya College of Education Udhampur, which was graced with the presence of galaxy of intellectuals from various Universities and Colleges, across country. At the outset, Principal Bhartiya College of Education, Dr. Anita Bali presented welcome address. The programme was commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the dignitaries and Saraswati Vandana by the students of the college.
Dr.(Prof) Nutun Resutra, principal Govt. Degree College Udhampur was the chief guest in the occasion. Dr. Pankaj Arora, Professor Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi was distinguished keynote speaker of the event. He presented his keynote address through an effective PowerPoint presentation. The topic of his presentation was “A reflective and democratic teacher: The need of the hour?” He said ‘An infancy period must not die in a teacher’. He also said that teaching is the only profession, which creates all other professions. He also shared his experiences by adding that his classroom is not the autocratic one, but the democratic and being effective teacher is more important than a popular one. He concluded his presentation by saying that ‘Difference of opinion is a sign of healthy society’. Dr. Taruna Dhall, principal Institute of Teacher Training and Research, Kurukshetra University presented plenary talk in the seminar. While speaking she focused on, mentoring and its importance. She said teaching is having a great sense of responsibility in shaping future of the nation and the monitoring is of great concern. She also added that we need to shift the focus from teacher teaching to student learning. Dr. B.L. Raina, HOD, M.Ed. Department, Bhartiya College of Education Udhampur delivered a brief note about the seminar. The newsletter of the college “Bhartiya News” was released by the dignitaries in the inaugural session. Other prominent guests in the seminar included Er. Manmeet Singh, Chairman, Ranjit College of Education, Jammu, Principals of different affiliated colleges, teachers and scholars of different Universities. About 88 different participants were participated in the National Seminar from different B.Ed Colleges and Universities across the country. The seminar was conducted in two phases (morning and evening), in which six technical parallel sessions were carried on by the participants. In the inaugural session, the vote of thanks was presented by Prof Savita Sambyal. In the evening, the valedictory session was conducted in which, Dr. Pankaj Arora was the chief guest on the occasion, who presented presidential remarks in the session. In his address, he talked about the well carried proceedings of the seminar and also delivered his note of appreciation about the college for organizing such a successful event and also expressed the expert remarks. Prof. Pinaki Bakshi read out the report of the overall parallel technical sessions. A vibrant folk dance performance was presented by a group of students in the valedictory session.
Mementos were presented to the resource persons and certificates were also distributed among the participants by the chief guest. At last, the vote of thanks of Valedictory session was presented by Mr Ashok Khajuria, MD, Bhartiya Group of Institutions. Prof Savita Sambyal and Prof Jyoti Bala were the organizing secretaries of the seminar.