Hyderabad, Sept.7 (Hydnow):“Maulana Abul Azad believed that the essence of education should be to eradicate narrow mindedness. Liberal thinking can improve ones own and others lives too. Maulana Azad, the first Education Minister of Independent India, had said that education is a tool to look after oneself and others.”
Prof. Chand Kiran Saluja, Director, Sanskrit Promotion Foundation, New Delhi & Former Professor of Education, CIE, University of Delhi expressed these views today, while delivering special lecture during the webinar on “Changing role of Teachers in the light of new Education Policy-20” conducted by the School of Education and Training (DE&T), Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) in connection with Teacher’s Day.
Prof. S M Rahmatullah, Vice-Chancellor I/c presided over the Webinar.
Prof. Chand observed that Languages are self made, they automatically flourish and take their own ways to reach destination. Language is the real tool to make place in one’s heart. Maulana Azad insisted on teaching in mother tongue. Advising teachers, Prof. Chand said the way of teaching must be flexible so that students can understand well, it is the responsibility of a teacher to explore the hidden talent of a student and make them good human beings, he added .
Dr. Abdul Karim Ab. Majeed Salar, IQRA Education Society, Jalgaon, Maharashtra while delivering the special lecture said that in ancient period, powerful man used to be the head of the tribe, with changing times power was replaced by wealth but today education is ruling the world. The country which is ahead in educational field leads the world. It is very important for the teachers to be confident and well equipped.
Describing teachers as a “Mould” of factory, he claimed that if it has any defect then obviously a defective product will come out. He also spoke about New Education Policy and said that teachers should adopt the changes to guide the students effectively.
Prof. S M Rahmatullah in his presidential address said that Urdu University is working hard to
overcome educational backwardness of Muslims. The National Education Policy 2020 focuses specifically on students. Today’s education system is also based on Maulana Azad’s ideas such as education in mother tongue, compulsory education for girls'. An important aspect of the policy is that primary education should be in the mother tongue and, if possible, further education should also be continued in the mother tongue. Here the teachers have a responsibility to ensure that the child is well versed in the mother tongue and should try to master it along with English. It is the responsibility of the teachers to provide the best possible education to the students, he remarked.
Prof. Siddiqui Mohd. Mahmood, Dean School for Education and Training Registrar I/c in his welcome address said that globally teachers are called as a nation builders. Doctors, engineers and other professionals also contribute to nation building, but the reason teachers are called nation builders is because they not only teach but also train them better. The main responsibility of the teacher is also to make the students better human beings. Because a better person becomes a better professional.
Former teachers of MANUU – Prof. S A Wahab, Prof. Amina Kishore, Prof. S S M Mazharuddin Farooqui, Prof. Khalid Saeed, Prof. Ghanta Ramesh, Prof. Fatima Begum were honoured and their recorded messages also webcast during the Webinar. MANUU Alumni Association felicitated the activity.
Prof. Mohd. Moshahid, Head, Department supervised the arrangements. Dr. Viquar Unnisa, Associate Professor conducted the proceedings and welcomed the guests. Dr. Ashwani, Associate Professor convened webinar & proposed vote of thanks. Assistant Professors – Dr. Akthar Parveen and Ms. Rabia Ismail introduced guest speakers. Dr. Mohd. Kamil, Director I/c, Centre for Information Technology look after the technical arrangements of webinar. (Hydnow)