Aligarh: Prof Nagendra Singh, Dean-Research, Regional Institute of Education, Ajmer, NCERT outlined the momentous upturn of India’s education system through effective policies, implementation of various schemes, pedagogy, vocational training and modernization.
He was the resource person, delivering an online talk on ‘A Journey of Education since Independence’ held recently to mark the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebration of the Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
“As India completes 75 years of Independence and lays the new roadmap, it is important to look at education as one of the imperatives, as it will play a key role in Nation-building and lead the country towards a better and a brighter future”, remarked Prof Nagendra.
He stressed, “The main purpose of education is to develop joy, happiness, prosperity and peace and educators have a great responsibility for transformation of knowledge to the next generation.
Prof Nagendra emphasised that it is essential to increase the development of creativity quotient among school students.
“We have to move towards wider objectives. Data science and artificial intelligence need a proper place in the education system and the academic curriculum must include space for new innovation and discoveries”, he said.
In the welcome address, Prof Mujibul Hasan Siddiqui (Chairman, Department of Education) pointed out, “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav has come with the celebrations of India’s glorious history, culture and achievements and it is leading the way for Prime Minister’s vision of activating India 2.0 with the spirit of Atmanirbhar Bharat”.
He also spoke on different ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ themes such as Freedom Struggle, Ideas 75, Resolve 75, Action 75, and Achievement 75.
The special guest, Prof J S Rajpoot (Ex Chairperson, National Council of Teacher Education-NCTE) called for autonomous decisions by the teacher education institutions in the Country.
Prof Poonam Chauhan (Department of Education) conducted the programme and Prof Nasrin extended the vote of thanks.