Ambala City, September 21- “To maintain the prestige of teaching profession, let us learn, learn and learn to behave as a teacher with honesty of purpose.Let us make efforts to learn like driving a vehicle with learning attitude with use of accelerator, break, clutch and gear.” said Dr. M.M. Goel, Professor of Economics & Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kurukshetra University while addressing the staff and students of Sohan Lal DAV College of Education here today on inaugural function of the session 2013-14.
He was speaking on the topic ‘Excellence Models for Teachers in a Changing Economic Scenario’.
Education is a pure public good which is given to a right person at the right time at the right place without expecting anything in return as a giver. A good teacher teach the course of studies where as a great teacher teach the students like a doctor treat the patient and not the disease only. To keep our students smiling, let the fraternity of teacher smile all the time, believes Professor Goel.
To stand in the crowd, a teacher needs to become unique even if weak in the present times of competition where survival of fittest is the mantra.
To reestablish teaching as a profession which has otherwise become a vocation, we need honest, humane and hard working teachers. Through real education, professional or vocational, as a proper, productive and practical (3P) use of hands, heads ad hearts (3H), we can achieve morality, opulence, victory and empowerment to participate in socio-economic development with common sense, believes Professor Goel.
There is a strong case to strengthen the educational value of education which is more than making a person capable of earning his/her livelihood (conversion from unpad to Ann pad), observed Professor Goel.
Professor Goel feels pain in saying that spiritual bankruptcy and the commercialization of education are the root causes of deteriorating educational standards in India and is a serious issue of concern for polluting relationship between teacher and student of today. .
Earlier Dr.Vivek Kohli Principal welcomed & introduced Professor Goel. Dr. Narender Kaushik took the program towards closing ceremony with his beautiful poetry.
Dr. Renu Arora, the Associate Professor of the college proposed a formal Vote of thanks to the chief guest, principal and one and all.Dr. Sushma Gupta, Dr. Renu Arora, Dr. Neelam Luthra, Dr. Satnam Kaur, Prof. Pawan Bhatia, Dr. Nirmal Goyal, Dr. B.S. Wadhwa, Prof. Ruchi Manchanda, Dr. Sheetal Batra, Prof. Garima Batra, Mrs. Monika Sharma, Mr. Jasbir Singh, Ms. Gurpreet Kaur were also present on the occasion. A memento was also presented to the Chief Guest by the principal and the faculty members of the college. The program came to an end with National Anthem.