One-Day Online Workshop on “Understanding the Role of Universal Human Values in Education” was organized by the Faculty Development Center, approved under the PMMMNMTT scheme of Ministry of Education, Government of India, New Delhi, in collaboration with the School of Philosophy & Culture (SoPC) at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU). The inaugural session of the workshop started at 10:00 AM in the Administrative Committee Room of the University.
Prof. (Dr.) Ravindra Kumar Sinha (Padmashri), the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of SMVDU, was the Chief Guest of the ceremony and Shri Nagendra Singh Jamwal (K.A.S.), Registrar SMVDU, was the Guest of Honor.The inaugural session began with a brief introduction to the workshop by Dr Madhu Mangal Chaturvedi, Asst. Prof. SoPC and Coordinator of the workshop.
Mr Sumanta Sarathi Sharma, I/C Head SoPC and Convener of the workshop welcomed the dignitaries and the participants.Dr Suparn Sharma, Dean, Faculty of Management and Coordinator of FDC, while addressing the participants, stated that mere technical education does not prepare students to deal with the negative impact of technology and require the guidance of human values.
Prof. (Dr.) V.K. Bhat, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, highlighted the role of human values in the betterment of personal and social life. Dr Balbir Singh, Dean of Students’ Welfare and Coordinator, Human Values Cell, SMVDU, informed the participants about the AICTE initiative to incorporate human values in the model curriculum and Faculty Development Programs to train the teachers to teach a course on human values.Shri Nagendra Singh Jamwal also reminded the audience of the age-old commitment of India to human values as a culture and nation.
Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU, Prof. Sinha, in his address, expressed his pleasure at the fact a workshop was being organized on human values, which is the most crucial aspect of our society. He observed that even the uneducated might be full of human values, whereas the so-called educated may not. Dr Anil Kumar Tewari, Asst. Prof., SoPC and Organizing Secretary of the Workshop delivered the vote of thanks.The workshop was conducted by faculty of SoPC, SMVDU and Mr Sanjeev Chopra, Member, Cell for Human Values and Transformative Learning, SCERT, Delhi. The participants were teachers of schools, colleges and universities from across India and faculty of SMVDU.