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Acquaint young minds with latest technology

Gandhinagar: Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today reiterated the government’s commitment to bring about qualitative improvement in teaching in schools under ‘Gunotsav’ befitting the targets fixed for a ‘Gatisheel Gujarat’. T-2 Inaugurating a one-day seminar on Women Network Project attended by primary school teachers of the state’s 249 talukas here, she said that maximum focus be made to improve teaching in Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ schools this year. The Chief Minister asked the primary school teachers to adopt e-learning methods from an early stage to acquaint young minds with latest technology. A teacher’s duty doesn’t end with giving lectures from textbooks, but helping students learn new skills, inculcate good habits, cleanliness and health. It is society’s responsibility, too.  She suggested taking students on geographical and historical excursions and discussion on them after returning to the schools. Students learn manners from teachers and parents. Teachers should be punctual and up-to-date. T-3 She called for opening daughters’ accounts in the Central Government’s Sukanya Nidhi for ten years, in cooperation with teachers, schools and families. The Gujarat Rajya Prathamik Shikshak Sangh presented a cheque of Rs.2.51-lakh to the Chief Minister towards ‘Kanya Kelavni Nidhi’ for the girl child’s education. Women teachers narrated their experiences in newly started experiments in schools like Green School, Pragya School, Smart School, etc. and about the results these schemes fetched. T-4 Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasma asked the teachers, school managements and parents to ensure 100 per cent enrolment and zero dropout rate. Others present there included Additional Chief Secretary for Education Agrawal, Director of Primary Schools Mr. Raval and leaders of the Sangh were present on the occasion. T-1

About Sanjay Trivedi

Sanjay Trivedi is honorary editor of Asia Times. He is senior Indian Journalist having vast experience of 25 years. He worked in Janmabhoomi, Vyapar, Divya Bhaskar etc. newspapers and TV9 Channel as well as www.news4education.com. He also served as Media Officer in Gujarat Technological University.

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