A three-week 'Special Winter School' concluded at the Academic Staff College of the Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) here on Thursday. As many as 24 teachers from a wide spectrum of disciplines from across the country participated.
Prof NS Mavi, principal-cum-professor of education, STC College of Education, Kurukshetra, and the founder director of the Academic Staff College of the University presided over the valedictory session. Prof Mavi, in his valedictory address,
acknowledged the contribution of the Academic Staff College in imparting the training to the teachers of higher education.
Talking about the theme of the course 'Environment and Health', he emphasised that 100% literacy, along with the enactment and subsequent enforcement of relevant laws are one of the prerequisites for the preservation of pollution-free environment. The changing dietary habits of the masses are adversely affecting the health, he added.
Dr Saroj Arora, course coordinator, briefly outlined the activities of the course. Prof Avinash Nagpal, director, Academic Staff College, introduced the chief guest to the audience.
NSS CAMP ENDS
The seven-day NSS camp also concluded at the confernce hall of the university on Thursday. As many as 30 volunteers from various departments of the university participated in this camp.
A tree plantation drive was also initiated in the campus which will continue throughout the year. In another activity during the camp, garments were collected and distributed to the needy in the GNDU campus, Khalsa College, orphanage, Pingalwara, and the Blind Institute.
Dr AS Sidhu, dean, students welfare, presided over the valedictory function. While addressing the volunteers, Sidhu encouraged the students to be eco-friendly, keep the surroundings clean, help poor children complete their school education and to live in social groups for becoming better citizens.