- Inspiring speeches marked the honouring ceremony
- LPU students paid tribute to teachers through cultural program ‘Guru Vandana’ and by donating blood
- “Teachers should prove their mettle as the best minds of the world": Chancellor Ashok Mittal
Paying tribute to great philosopher & 2nd President of India- Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan; LPU commemorated Teachers’ Day by bestowing honours on top researchers & faculty members of the university. Celebration for thousands of university teachers marked inspiring speeches, cultural program amid honouring ceremony. All the thousands of LPU teachers took the pledge individually: “I will at all time keep my skills updated with changes in technology and will be fully committed for the great mission of teaching. I will at all times exhibit warmth, sympathy and understanding and will never be prejudiced and judgmental.”
In turn, LPU students paid reverence to teachers through cultural program ‘Guru Vandana’ comprising of national and international folk-dances. On this occasion, LPU NSS volunteers also donated 100 units of blood to help the needy. LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal, Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal and specially invited guest Dr. Vijay Gupta, former LPU Vice-Chancellor, made inspiring speeches. Dr Gupta inspired teachers to carry on their legacy of bringing forth the best citizens for global society. As LPU Vice Chancellor Dr. Ramesh Kanwar is abroad, his great wishes sent through email were also conveyed to the faculty members by the Registrar of the University.
Expecting splendid achievements from the teachers in the fields of research & development and teaching, Chancellor Mr Mittal said: “Teachers play key-role in the life of their students. Our teachers should keep on working hard to be considered the best minds not only in the country but all across the world also. I suggest teachers to be always ahead of time in their thinking so that our students can become global leaders. The need of the hour is to follow ideology of world- known great Indian teachers & policy makers- Chankaya and Dr Radha Krishnan.” Mr Mittal added: “While teachers should keep on contributing for the society, such celebrations should also go on to recognize teachers’ achievements.”
Illustrative, categorized separately for their research, teaching and co-curricular activities, 33 LPU teachers were honoured on the basis of their performance during the academic session 2013-14. Adopting different quantitative and qualitative parameters of evaluation, students’ feedback and monthly appraisal, top faculty members were selected for Teacher Appreciation Awards. Similarly, based on research papers published, research projects, and papers presented; researchers were identified for Research Appreciation Awards.
Dr. P C Jena of the Lovely School of Education said: “This honour is a great encouragement, I will continue working for the ultimate welfare of the society. I would like to advise teacher-fraternity to be more close to the growing minds so as to make our students stand different among others.”