Chandigarh, December 2, 2019: The two week refresher course for language teachers organized by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (UGC-HRDC) and Department of Hindi, on the theme ‘ Challenges of Reclaiming Folk in Literature’ concluded today.
The chief guest at the closing ceremony of the refresher course was Prof. Rajbir Singh, who is the Vice Chancellor of Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana and State University of Performing Arts, Rohtak. Addressing the participants of refresher course he said that language teachers have an important role to play in the era of communication, provided they update their knowledge as per the needs of the times.
He appreciated the theme of the refresher course and said that it was important to document the folk traditions to preserve the culture of the country. In his presidential address, UGC HRDC Honorary Director, Prof. S.K. Tomar emphasized the need of teachers to constantly have an urge to learn and be a student of the discipline. He also said that refresher courses of UGC provide this opportunity to be a student and update our knowledge and skills. Dr. Gurmeet Singh, Chairperson, Dept of Hindi, said that 27 teachers from seven states and teaching different languages participated in the course. He further informed that a total of 29 sessions were held in which 24 resource persons from different fields addressed the participants. Dr. Pratibha Kaushik, Dr. Ravinder Kaur and Dr. Chander Praksah while sharing their experiences said that besides being a knowledge enriching experience, the course has also been a memorable experience as the staff and students of Dept of Hindi also made them feel at home. Prof Rajbir and Prof. Tomar distributed the certificates to all the participants. On this occasion they also distributed cheques to the research scholars of Dept of Hindi who are working in the Earn While You Learn Scheme of the Dept.