Intellectuals Speak - Principals' Conference by Atam Pragas Social Welfare Council
Atam Pargas Social Welfare Council (APSWC), Ludhiana, recently organized a Principals Conference on ‘Efficient Teaching: Methodologies and Responsibilities’ at Akal Academy Dhanal Kalan, Jalandhar on February 8, 2014.
More than 150 school principals/teachers from different districts of Punjab participated in the conference organized with the support of The Kalgidhar Trust, Baru Sahib. Principal Narinderpal Singh (Retd.), Paritbha Vidhalya, Delhi talked about the teaching methodologies of Guru Nanak and inspired the teachers to develop their personality in the light of Gurbani; he discussed about the Great massacre of Sikhs that happened at Kup Rahira near Malerkotla during these days in 18th century and encouraged the teachers to be proud about the rich heritage and motivated them to come up as efficient nation builders.
Dr. Varinderpal Singh, Chairman APSWC encouraged the teachers to accept their professional responsibility with passion. He cautioned the decline of moral values in the society and emphasized the need for adopting value based teaching methodologies. He also sensitized the importance of handling little minds with responsibility and sincerity. While giving examples from day to day life he urged the teachers to adopt practical approach to tailor the minds of the students to lead a purposeful life. To achieve this objective effectively, the Council exhibited the ‘Jeeveey Gurbani Naal-Play way book series’ meant for students of 2nd to 9th standard.
The impact of these books on the development of the child’s psychology was also discussed. The teachers not only listened to Dr. Varinderpal Singh with great intent but also owned their responsibility to work with new courage and devotion in their respective schools with raised hands. They were also seen keen to introduce special video DVD released by Atam Pargas in their school syllabus.
Pr. Hardev Kaur, Guru Hargobind Academey, Kothe Bagu, Pr. (Dr.) Kala Singh, Guru Arjan Dev Public School, Kartarpur, Pr. Jasdeep Mohan, Lyallpur Khalsa Senior Sec. School, Jalandhar and others appreciated the contribution of Atam Pargas to empower teaching community in the country and called all the teachers to support the initiative of Atam Pargas with commitment.
On the occasion, Principal Harpreet Kaur, Akal Academy Dhanal Kalan while proposing vote of thanks, appreciated the workshop as wonderful experience in her life. She congratulated the young participant teachers that they are lucky to learn in today’s workshop at age younger than her. She extended all kind of support to organize these workshops at her school in future.
~ Ramandeep Singh
~ New Delhi, 11th Feb ’14