International Conference of PPSA begins in Doon
By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 20 Dec: Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami participated in the International Conference of Principals & Teachers organised by the Principals’ Progressive Schools’ Association (PPSA) at Pestle Weed School, here, today. Chairman of the PPSA, Prem Kashyap welcomed him. On this occasion, Dhami also felicitated several teachers for their exemplary achievements on behalf of PPSA.
Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister said, “Teachers have an important role in building society. After parents, teachers have the most important responsibility of shaping the future of the children. Teachers are like sages of the era, who work continuously to enlighten society.”
He reminded that the main objective of the ancient Indian education system had been to enable students to know and understand themselves through introspection. Self-realisation was very crucial for the student. Only then they would be able to put their talent to good use. He also praised the PPSA and noted that commendable work is being done by it to bring out the talents of the students.
It is providing an ideal environment for exchange of ideas through open and constructive discussions on technology, skills and school curriculum. PPSA has also extended its cooperation to the government from time to time in increasing cooperation between public schools and government schools to provide quality education in the state.
Dhami added that, today, India is making rapid progress in every field under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India’s honour and self-respect have increased at the global level. India is showing its potential in every field to the world. Under the leadership of the Prime Minister, India is reestablishing itself as a Vishwaguru and guiding the world. With the farreaching vision of PM Modi, the country got a new National Education Policy (NEP) after 34 years.
Dhami noted that through the National Education Policy, attention has been given to the overall development of the students. He further noted that PPSA has been presenting important suggestions from time to time to the central and state governments to properly implement the new education policy in order to illuminate the lives of students with the light of progress.
Education Minister Dr Dhan Singh Rawat said that the two-day conference is being organised with the aim of proper implementation of the National Education Policy in the state. The teachers in the conference would be briefed by the experts on various aspects of the policy. He said that Uttarakhand has become the first state in the country to implement the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The National Education Policy was launched from Bal Vatikas in Uttarakhand. In higher education, also, the Policy has been implemented in the state. In accordance with the National Education Policy, arrangements have been made for training of all teachers of the state through DIET for educational activities. So far, more than 27 thousand teachers have been trained.
On this occasion, PPSA President Dr Prem Kashyap, Doon International School Chairman DS Mann, Lt Gen Jaiveer Singh Negi (Retd), Major General Shammi Sabharwal (Retd), Regional Officer, CBSE, Dr Ranveer Singh, industrialist Rakesh Oberoi, Ramesh Batta, Puneet Mittal and principals and teachers of various schools were also present.