Gujarat CM video conference with 1.95 lakh primary teachers
Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today interacted with 1.95 lakh primary teachers of the state via satellite communication system and called upon them to create environment of healthy competition among the schools to improve quality of the education.
Speaking at the on-job teacher training workshop organised through satellite communication, Ms Patel made an inspirational appeal to the 1.95 lakh teachers of the Gujarat that every teacher's mind should become teaching oriented.
The teachers training programme has been jointly organiSed by Sarvashiksha Abhiyaan and Teaching Department at 4268 CRC centers in Gujarat.
The Chief Minister had addressed the teachers through BISAG Satellite Communication System from newly built Swarnim Sankool (complex) at Sachivalaya in Gandhinagar. In her inspirational address, Ms Patel had urged the teachers to opt for achieving the title of 'The Best Teacher' and 'The Best School'.
Ms Patel expressed confidence that through this training workshop, the primary teachers will become a driving force for formatting future of the students with new thoughts, new enthusiasm,and new energy in new academic year.
In an hour-long conference, elaborating the importance of the training workshop for new thoughts of teaching methods, new curiosity, Ms Patel said, every primary school can be made 'A' grade if all the teachers consider every child's future as very important. When the Gujarat government has provided the best quality equipments and infrastructure for the Primary teaching then a healthy competitive and high quality school environment should be created, she further urged.
Giving examples of the great teachers, the Chief Minister said teachers will enjoy worth of life in imparting knowledge in students at school and they should generate new teaching ideas in students in day-to-day teachings. Every student has desire to learn new things and curiosity which should be encouraged by extra-curriculum activities, picnics, arts and literature, she added.
Ms Patel also appealed to the service-oriented teachers and said that as a teacher if someone sets an identity to instilling good virtues in child and similarly influences the child with love and warmth, then, in future this student will never forget to respect that teacher.
She appealed that in a school family, only the teacher is such a personality who will be a role model for the child.
She said that in the year 2019, on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandh, the cleanliness drive will be carried out.
She advocated to create a type of atmosphere in which today's primary school student could start this drive from today itself.
(Posted on 04-06-2014)