On National Education Day contributions of Maulana Azad as India’s First Education Minister remembered at CUSB
The contributions of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of India was remembered at Central University of South Bihar (CUSB) on Monday, November 11, 2019. On the occasion of 131st birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad celebrated as National Education Day since 2008 as per the direction of government of India, CUSB organized various events to remember the great freedom fighter and political leader of India during November 08 – 11, 2019. On National Education Day a special event was organized by School of Education of CUSB which was presided by Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Prof. Harish Chandra Singh Rathore. The faculty members, officers and students of the University gathered at Vivekananda Lecture Hall in large number at National Education Day celebration.
While delivering presidential address Prof. H.C.S. Rathore said the National Education Day an exclusive day to introspect our education and also to remember a great person who had deep concern for education system of the country. However, I would like to say about the dynamics of education system and its ideal perspective in global scenario. I feel that the basic motto and perspective of education is to make us good human being and making human being understand about their responsibilities and duties for the humanity, society and nation. Over the years the education system has evolved simultaneously the dynamics of education system has also changed globally including India. Particularly in India if we talk about Indian Education system there is no scope for leisure time due to cut-throat competition, which is a matter of concern. However in developed countries create the scope for leisure time along with education, which is praiseworthy. On this august occasion we need to think about our education system and try to incorporate good components which can justify the meaning of normal human being. Prof. Rathore urged from the students and faculty to think about the betterments in dynamics of education and making it fruitful. I hope with your efforts the time would come when people will pursue the education by incorporating the trait of leisure as well, mentioned Prof. Rathore.
The event was formally inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor by lightening the lamp and giving floral tributes to portray of Maulana Azad in company of Registrar Col. R. K. Singh (Retd.), Prof. Kaushal Kishore, Dean, School of Education, Prof. Rekha Agrawal and DSW Prof. Atish Prashar.
In her welcome address Prof. Rekha Agrawal from Dept. of Teacher Education said that Maulana Azad was the founder of Indian Education System which we are following till today. Maulana Azad managed a balance between education and culture, and the brain behind various prestigious educational institutions of the country as well as the Lalit Kala Academy, said Prof. Agrawal.
Further Dr. Pragya Gupta, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Education presented the brief report about the events organized during the National Education Day celebrations. The winners of various competitions were given away memento and certificates by CUSB Vice-Chancellor Prof. H.C.S. Rathore.
Various competitions were organized during the National Education Day celebrations in which the students from various departments participated enthusiastically. In the extempore competition the first prize was won by Rahul, a student of B.A. L.L.B. III Sem, while second prize was won by Sidhartha (B.A. B. Ed. VII sem) and Purshotam (MA Mass Communication, and Jagmohan Choudhary (MEd Ist sem) won third prize. In the poster making competition the winners positions were Karishma Maharana (B.Sc. B. Ed. 5th semester), Abhijita Kujur (B. A. B. Ed. First Semester) and Sudhanshu Behara (M. Sc. Mathematics – 1st Sem). In the quiz competition team Narmada consisting of Medha Tejaswi, B.A. B.Ed. 3rd Semester, Kumar Shubham, B.A. B.Ed. 3rd Semester, Anand Prakash, B.A. B.Ed. 3rd Semester won first prize. Team Ganga consisting of Pancham Lal, B.A.L.L.B. 3rd semester, Vikash Kumar, B.A.L.L.B. 3rd semester and Rahul Kumar, B.A.L.L.B. 3rd semester got second prize. In the Debate Competition MEd (3rd Sem) student Jagmohan Choudhary remained first, while Sidharth Kumar, B. A. B. Ed. 7th semester and Mahesh Kumar, M.A. Hindi 1st semester remained second and third respectively. The coordinators of the competition and other programmes were faculty members of the Department of Education namely, Dr. Swati Gupta, Dr. Chandra Prabha, Dr. Ram Awadh, Md. Mozammil Hassan, Dr. Ritesh Kumar, Dr. Manish Kumar Gautam, Ms. SanjanaTirkey, Mr. Anshu Bharadwaj and Mrs. Nidhi Neanam.