Redefining Education

A public lecture entitled ‘Redefining Education’ by Honourable former President of India Shree Pranab Mukherjee and Professor Dinesh Singh, Professor of Mathematics and 21st Vice Chancellor of the University of Delhi, was organized at Auditorium, Nehru Memorial Museum, Teen Murti Bhavan, New Delhi.
SGT University organized an educational event. The event commenced with the introduction and the recitation of the national anthem. The dignitaries and guest were felicitated and a prefatory was delivered by Hon’ble Shri Ram Bahadur Rai, Chancellor of SGT University. After a lecture session by Prof. Dinesh Singh, a presidential address was delivered by Hon’ble Shree Pranab Mukherjee. The dignitaries included Najeeb Jung, former Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. Also, luminaries, professors from Delhi University and other institution were present. The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Prof. ( Dr.) G.S. Tuteja.
Here, presenting the eventualities of the lecture session….
Honorable former President of India, Shree Pranab Mukherjee stated that India possessed a rich educational heritage. India has been home to such educational centers as Takshashila, Nalanda, Vikramshila, Valabhi, Somapura, and Odantapuri. He stated that world leaders of the caliber of Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi had always believed in the harmony of the education system with the well being of the society. So, it was the need of the hour to create vigilance in the field of education and overcome the loopholes. Then only can we aim forward to a utopian society….
In his speech, Professor Dinesh Singh elaborated the importance of education and the fact that education was central to the well being of human being. He took the instance of Indian mathematical genius ‘Ramanujan’ and his journey from a small village to Madras University, to finally achieve the legacy we all know him for. Professor Singh stressed that India’s education system was not flawless and needed to be changed. India is one country which has served as a world leader in the field of education since centuries. But, unfortunately, the current education system contains numerous loopholes which need to be addressed. Prof. Singh explained that for instance, fluoride dynamics of making an aeroplane was taught in western colleges, but Indian college syllabi didn’t teach anything related to such trending topics. Prof. Singh explicated that knowledge and skills were actually, two sides of the same coin and existed coherently.

The Chancellor of SGT University, Shree Ram Bahadur Rai praised the work of Dinesh Singh, Former Vice Chancellor, Delhi University on the lecture session of Redefining Education held on March 27, 2019. He complimented Prof. Dinesh Singh for several path-breaking initiatives in the field of education. The Chancellor also applauded for the Former President Shree Pranab Mukherjee for his contributions in the education system as while he held the office of the President who visited over 116 universities in India and gave them a renewed vision.

On the eve of March 27, 2019, SGT University, as a part of its series of public lectures, held a lecture on Redefining Education wherein the Former President of India, Shree Pranab Mukherjee enlightened the august gathering on the role of the state in Education. Mr. Mukherjee emphasized on the need for change in our current education system. He also added that India was once a hub of quality education which gave birth to great mathematicians like Ramanujan. The lecture session concluded on highlighting the benefits of advanced technologies and accessible platforms which can help redefine the existing education system of India.

Professor Dinesh Singh, Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Delhi delivered a public lecture titled ‘Redefining Education’ organized by SGT University on March 27, 2019. The former Vice Chancellor of Delhi University spoke on the importance of education and titled it as the ‘Well Being of Human Being’. He also gave many examples where great physicians and mathematicians were quoted for their pioneering work. He also identified some of the shortcomings present in our current education system due to which many talented people fail to prove themselves in their specific fields of expertise.

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