Union Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal delivered the convocation address at the Government College of Education (GCE),Sector 20 on Saturday. During his address,he said,Teaching is one of the most noble professions. Teachers shape the future generation. Teachers come even before God and it is the teacher who brings out the best in his pupil.
Emphasising on the importance of education and the RTE Act,he asked the degree holders to understand their responsibility in the field of education and also told the teachers to inculcate the habit of reading among students. Authors present the world in front of readers, he added.
Bansal also motivated young teachers to fortify the virtues of discipline,honesty and integrity in their character in order to justify themselves to their endeavour of choosing this noble profession and also underlined the need for womens empowerment and changing the societal attitude towards women so as to stop all the atrocities against them.
GCE organized its 57 th annual convocation in the college premises here. Around 260 BEd,MEd. and B.Ed. (yoga) students were conferred upon the degrees. Among these students,two visually disabled students- Priya Sachdeva and Yaspal also got their BEd degrees on the day. It is pride moment for me as I also along with other students got degree for my academic achievement,said Priya who hails from Dabwali,city located on Haryana and Punjab border.
College principal Dr Harsh Batra read out the annual report of the college and highlighted the achievements of the institution in various fields. She accentuated the efforts of the faculty,students and other staff members of the college in furthering and fulfilling the educational objectives of the college.
The second annual issue of the research journal The Educational Beacon was also released on this occasion by the chief guest. This issue features articles/ papers on various educational themes related to teachers education,ICT and school education.
The occasion was also marked by awarding the prizes to the students who secured various positions in the university examinations. For class MEd,Tanu was awarded the first prize. Lavleen Kaur and Pratibha Ghai were awarded second and third prizes respectively. For BEd class,Jayashree Deb,Mansi Trehan and Pawanjot Kaur were awarded first,second and third prizes respectively.