Jammu, Sep 12: The 40th general orientation course for university and college teachers, organized by the UGC Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC), University of Jammu concluded here on Tuesday.
As per the release, the course was organized by the HRDC through the course coordinators, department of home science, University of Jammu.
In the course, college teachers from different states of India and various regions of J&K participated. The orientation course was organized to make the teachers as stakeholders and agents of socio-economic change in the rapidly changing world and to sharpen their skills for national development.
The idea, as per the varsity handout, was to let the teachers have latest knowledge of linkages between society, environment, development and education, so that they acquire necessary skills from different fields and are in a position to prepare their students for their onward strides in life with objectives and skills.
The valedictory function began by observing two-minute silence as a mark of respect to a well known social activist and educationist Prof Rita Jitendra. She was a resource person for the orientation course and through her sessions had made an instant bond with the participants.
During the course, the participants were addressed by an array of intellectuals, social activists, lawyers, retired professors, professional from different fields, educationists and many others, who not only shared their special knowledge and skills in fields ranging from leadership and communication skills, gender justice, service matters and financial rules, holistic well being, e-governance, project writing, emotional intelligence, legal rules, online course and higher education, health and lifestyle disorders.