NewZNew (S A S Nagar – Kulbir Singh Kalsi) : “To bring equity, efficiency and excellence in the Higher Education and to raise the standard of girls education in Punjab, Punjabi University Patiala would open 20 new colleges for girls. These colleges will be started in backward and remote areas near state border of Punjab, under the initiative taken by Punjab Government and will be fully funded by Punjab Government.”
This was said by Dr. Kulbir Singh Dhillon, Dean College Development Council, Punjabi University, Patiala while replying to the queries of reporters. He was the Chief Guest in a National seminar on “Community and Life Skills Education” organized by Aryans College of Education at its campus today. Dr. Anshu Kataria, Chairman, Aryans Group presided over the event.
On the occasion Dr. Manjeet Kaur, Professor, Education Department, Punjabi University, Patiala; Dr. Sher Singh, Assistant Professor, Chunni College, Patiala; Dr. Parveen Kataria, Director General, Aryans Group of Colleges; Dr. Manjula Kataria, Principal; Prof. B.S Sidhu, Registrar; Prof. A.P Jain, Director; Ms Amita, Coordinator were also present.
Dr. Dhillon while interacting with the media further said that to strengthen the traditional courses like BA and B.Com, Punjabi University has introduced various skill based self reliant courses like Fashion Technology, Food Processing and Cosmetology which can be completed with regular degree. After these courses one should be able to run its own small/large scale business.
Dr. Anshu Kataria speaking on the occasion said that Life skills are the abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. He further said that, Practicing life skills leads to qualities such as self-esteem, sociability and tolerance, to take action and generate change.
Dr. Manjula Kataria said that life skills build from young people that they learn from their own experience and from the people around them by observation. She further added that in life skill education children are actively involved in a learning process and work under a small group to complete a respective goal.
Around 250 delegates from nearby Schools and Colleges actively participated in the Seminar. Around 30 experts and professors presented their papers and shared their views on different topics related to Community and Life Skills Education.