Srinagar, August 20: Lieutenant Governor Shri Manoj Sinha today addressed the Medhavi Chhatra Samman Samaroh organized by Amar Ujala Group in Srinagar.
In his address, the Lt Governor highlighted the need to bring reforms in the teaching-learning process in line with the emerging new technologies.
The Lt Governor called upon the teaching community to play the role of a mentor to the students and underlined the need to redefine the role of a teacher.
A teacher’s role should focus more on mentoring rather than delivering information as per curriculum and textbooks. Teaching should be more engaging and it should encourage critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and curiosity in the students, he said
“Every student is unique and blessed with natural talent. It is the responsibility of the teachers to discover, nurture and refine their talents. There is urgent need to focus on creativity and lifelong learning skills,” the Lt Governor said.
The Lt Governor shared the significant transformation taking place in education sector under the guidance of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji. He also sought the contribution from teaching community in effective implementation of National Education Policy.
Citing examples of various great personalities, the Lt Governor advised the students to acquire practical knowledge and learn through experience.
He appreciated the Amar Ujala group for their noble initiative to honour and encourage the meritorious students.
Sh Junaid Azim Mattu, Mayor SMC; Dr Darakhshan Andrabi, Chairperson J&K Waqf Board; Sh Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to Lt Governor; Sh Alok Kumar, Principal Secretary, School Education Department; Sh Vijay Kumar, ADGP Kashmir; Sh Vijay Kumar Bidhuri Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Editors and members of Amar Ujala Group, teachers, students and their parents were present.