With an aim to provide the students studying in government schools indepth knowledge of the Constitution, along with the rights it gives to the citizens of India, former Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, delivered his first lecture at Government Model Senior Secondary School(GMSSS) Sector 19 Wednesday. Bansal, is one among the prominent people from Chandigarh who has taken up voluntary teaching in government schools after an appeal made by the UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore.
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Intoducing himself to the students and what he is going to teach, he said, “I want to teach something other then what is already there in the curriculum. So this was my first step towards that direction. In further classes, I will touch upon subjects like Environment and issues related to Global Warming.”
Bansal will be teaching once a week in the Government Model Senior Secondary School Sector-19.
The hour-long class held today focused on the Right to Education, Fundamental Rights, Prohibition of Employment of Children and formation of Parliament and its functions.
When asked about his experience on teaching students for the first time, Bansal said, “It is a new experience for me. I have been regularly giving lectures and also used to interacting with students related to Parliamentary studies as well.”
Sharing his experience about the lecture, Sumit Kapoor, a student of Class XI, said, “Famous personalities like Pawan Bansal coming and teaching us is always encouraging and a big motivation. It is upto us how much we can learn from him.”
Bansal also gave a powerpoint presentation related to Constitution and also brought notes for the children to study. “On my next visit, I will make sure they interact more with me so that it becomes more interesting for them.I will also ask questions on the lessons taught today. “
Another student Amandeep Kaur, oblivious of the fact a former Railway Minister was engaging with her, said, “ I don’t really know who he is but his way of presenting the lecture was really impressive. However, the lecture timings needs to be short and more interactive.”
Apart from Bansal, SK Setia serving Haryana Civil Service (HCS) also delivered a lecture on history to Class 11 students and also gave tips to the students on how to face the interviews at GMSSS Sector-16.
“I want you to make most from the books being taught in schools, grasp as much as you can, as it is the only thing that will make you realise your dreams. Every student should use a dictionary regularly to enchance his vocabulary skills,” he said.