Kejriwal lauds Punjab for working for the prosperity and development of the people of the State
Welcoming the first batch of 36 Principals who returned back after training at Singapore, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday said that this paradigm shift of equipping the Principals with best global teaches practices has heralded a new era of education revolution in the state.
Interacting with the Principals after their return in the presence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister said that the enhanced and enriched expertise of the Principals will help in grooming the future of the students in view of their interests. He said that it is a red letter day in the history of the state as these Principals will act as a catalyst in imparting quality education to the students. Bhagwant Mann said that the state government has started this program with an aim to rejuvenate the education system in the state on one hand and to ensure a bright future for the students on the other.
The Chief Minister said that this first of its kind initiative by the state government is part of the State scheme for teachers’ foreign training cleared by Cabinet. Speaking about this unique initiative, he said that when a new policy is introduced then the voice of dissent crops up but he will never hesitate to take any decision which is in the interests of the state. Bhagwant Mann said that he is well aware of the basic problems of teachers as he is the son of a teacher adding that his government will utilise the services of teachers only for teaching and not for any other work.
The Chief Minister said that he had got a letter from the Union government to depute teachers in census duty but he categorically refused the same and asked them to deploy educated youngsters. He said that it will help in job opportunities for youth on one hand and ensure quality education to our students on the other. Quoting a proverb that experience is the comb that Nature gives us after we are bald, Bhagwant Mann said that we are trying our best to take advantage from the experience of others because Punjab had lagged behind in this sector due to callousness of previous governments.
Exhorting the teachers to become role models for students, the Chief Minister said that this program aims at enhancing the professional skills of the teaching fraternity, so that they can deliver the best quality education to the students. Bhagwant Mann said that this initiative will open doors of quality education for the students of government schools thereby enabling them to compete with their convent educated peers and excel in life. He reiterated that teachers are the nation builders who can uplift the level of education, so the state government has decided to upgrade their teaching skills by ensuring quality training to them.