Teachers Day at AMU

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Aligarh: A host of activities were held at various departments and schools of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) to mark the Teachers’ Day, the birth anniversary of India’s second President and Bharat Ratna recipient, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

In an online talk of the Department of Political Science to celebrate Teachers’ Day; Dr Debatiya Bhattacharya (Kazi Nazrul University, West Bengal) delineated the shift towards online learning and hybrid course delivery.

He was speaking on the topic, ‘After New Normal: What Remains of the University Today?’.

Dr Debatiya discussed the connection between the pandemic and emergent crisis in education and how Covid brought havoc on the life of students and educational institutions.

Prof Iqbalur Rehman (Chairman, Department of Political Science) delivered the welcome and talked about the role of teachers in shaping the lives of students.

At the College of Nursing, Prof Farha Azmi (Principal) delivered a speech to mark the occasion.

She remarked: Teachers are the bedrock upon which any quality education is built and they rejoice when their students become more successful than them.

Prof Farha paid tributes to Dr Radhakrishnan and said: “When Dr Radhakrishan took the office of the second President of India in 1962, his students approached him to seek permission to celebrate September 5 as a special day. Dr Radhakrishnan instead made a request to observe September 5 as Teachers’ Day, to recognise the contribution of teachers”.

Co-curricular committee members, Shivani Masih and Deepti Mink motivated the students to work and excel in their fields and to always acknowledge the role of teachers in their careers.

Nursing student Mehwish Mueen delivered a speech on life and works of Dr Radhakrishnan in a programme conducted by Hiba Fatima and Muskaan.

Umah Kulsum extended the vote of thanks.

Teachers’ Day celebrations were marked at the STS School with speech, quiz, mimicry, poetry and singing contests for students.

School students also gifted bouquets and hand-made cards to their teachers.

Faisal Nafis (School Principal) called for the adopting latest technologies for teaching students and felicitated the teachers with mementos.

Dr Tanweer Husain Khan spoke on the significance of teachers in society.

Mohd Tariq (Vice Principal) extended the vote of thanks in the programme conducted by Ghazala Tanvir.

In the celebrations at the National Service Scheme (NSS) Office, AMU; Prof Naseem Ahmad Khan (Chairman, Department of Social work) delivered a talk on ‘Role of Teachers in Nation Building’.

Dr Arshad Husain (NSS Programme Coordinator) stressed the need to have dedicated teachers for Nation building.

Dr Mohd Shakir (NSS Programme Officer) conducted the programme.

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