Extension Lecture

Dr. Subhash Chander

Designation: Assistant Professor, Department of Education, (C.I.E.), University of Delhi

"How to Write Significant Life Experience"

As a regular feature of the college activities, an extension lecture was organized in GIAST by Dr. Subhash Chanderwas cordially invited to deliver an interesting, meaningful and thought provoking lecture on 'How to Write Significant Life Experience'. The lecture was attended by the Faculty of B.Ed. and current B.Ed. students. Also present on the occasion were Dr. ShikhaRanjan, Associate Prof., GIAST, Dr. AanchalRana, Assistant Prof., GIAST and other staff members of the Gitarattan Institute of Advanced Studies and Training.

In the welcome address, Ms. YashikaGarg introduced Dr.SubhashChander as an eminent Educationist who has achieved laurels in the area of teacher education and has contributed a lot in promoting awareness and conducted reflective, thought provoking reserach in various spheres of education. The most fascinating thing about him was that he has promoted investigative inquires about the perennial questions prevalent in the society in order to engage with the youngaudience. He believes in emancipation through a dialogue. Ms. YashikaGarg appreciated the genius authority with which he talked about a pertinent topic as pupil teachers need to know the importance of Sharing and assimilating a range of experience on events / situations in the form of finding answers to what that experience meant to them? Dr. SuhashChander highlighted the relevance of the topic as he not only discussed the various reflections on his personal significant life but also about the reality of life. He compared the difference of life experiences between present generation to that of the earlier generation in terms of the educational pressure, frustration and stress.He frankly told about his failures, briefing out that failures are part of life and keeps us grounded. According to him acceptance is the key to success and anticipation of over ambitious and short goals will land us with unsatisfactory hollow feelings. Further during the interaction session, Dr. SubhashChanderanswered the queries of the students and exhorted them to show selfless devotion and strong determination towards their profession when they become teachers and work for the welfare of the society and the nation as they have opted for a noble profession in their life.

In his presidential remarks he emphasized upon the equal gender parity which should be induced in each and every minute of nurturing. He elaborated the relevance of interaction between students and teachers in the classroom as a substantial episode witnessed in a classroom shaping the young minds. This according to him is a valuable life learning experience and it is one of the means to understand the psychology of a students and a teacherwithin the classroom set up. In the end he appreciated the efforts put forth by the staff and management to provide an opportunity to students to become reflective and moral pupil teachers. He concluded the session by saying that we should not waste time and always be positive. Take life as it comes and be always ready to serve and help each other in the society.A formal vote of thanks was proposed by Ms. Shweta Grover, who thanked the revered speaker for delivering a thought provoking lecture.

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