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National workshop on education inaugurated in Agra

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The Times Of India
21st October, 2019 08:48 IST

AGRA: A two-day national workshop, "Paryalochan 2019: Deliberations by leaders in Education", organized by the School of Education (SoE), Faculty of Education, Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University), was inaugurated on Saturday. The event is a part of the Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching.

In his keynote address, professor K Ramachandran, advisor at National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA) spoke on the present condition of education in India and highlighted key issues in the Draft Education Policy 2019, such as teaching skills along with academics, bringing flexibility to the curriculum and teaching ethics .

Professor P K Kalra, director of Dayalbagh Educational Institute, said, "The draft policy on national education 2019 has delved deep into the transformation of education. However, there is a need to include the aspect of spiritual development and personality development also."

The first session was held on higher education. Prof N C Gautam, the vice chancellor of Mahatama Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodya Vishwavidyalaya delivered the keynote address. Professor D N Jauhar, former vice chancellor of Dr B R Ambedkar University, Agra, said, "While constructing a system of education, we need to keep in mind the Indian way of life, rather than merely imitating the western system of education."

Professor Swatantra, IIM Indore discussed the corporate social responsibility of Institutes. In the session on School Education.

Swami Paramatamananda , Former Chairman Chattisgarh Sanskrit board, Raipur delivered the keynote address. Professor Sona Ahuja and Prof Nandita Satsangee presented the value-based Education model for school education at DEI. Professor Saroj Sharma, Founder dean, SoE, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University , deliberated on the need of empowerment and academic freedom for teachers.

Professor Amita Bhardwaj, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, focused on value inculcation based on Yoga philosophy. Jubilee Padmanabhan, Central University of Punjab, discussed the problems of Indian schools and recommended that an integrated approach to sustainability be adopted for school education, community matters, yoga, etc.

The Workshop was convened by professor Sona Dixit, Mugdha Sharma and Jyotika Kharbanda.

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