Jalandhar September 26 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- PG Department of English, Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar in collaboration with Grand Academic Portal (GAP) hosted an International Conference titled, “The Future of Pedagogy in Language, Literature and Education: Challenges and Strategies”. GAP is an NGO initiative started by Prof (Dr) Gurudutta P Japee, Professor – School of Commerce, Gujarat University and Prof (Dr) Preeti Ozawith a mission to provide an innovative, free, equal, equitable, collaborative, sustainable, and all-inclusive teaching-learning-pedagogy environment to all the stakeholders of the higher education in India.
The aim of the conference was to start a dialogue about what could be achieved to make our education stronger, useful, and more meaningful. The conference was a grand success as distinguished experts, scholars, researchers and teachers with more than 40 paper presenters from across the country participated in the conference. The key -note address on the topic “Relevance of Indian Knowledge System with reference to NEP 2022” was given by eminent educationist and author of over 110 books, Prof Ramesh Prasad Pathak from Lal Bahadur Shastri National University.
Prof Pathak stressed upon the need to dig into our past and retrieve the lost knowledge of our culture
In his thought provoking and informative talk, Prof Pathak stressed upon the need to dig into our past and retrieve the lost knowledge of our culture to revitalize the education system. In his inaugural speech, Principal, Lyallpur Khalsa College, Dr. Gurpinder Singh Samra said that the needs and goals of the student body is changing fast and that our pedagogical strategies need to change too.
Other prominent resource persons who brought several new ideas and perspectives to the table were Prof Digvijay Pandya, Associate Professor from Lovely Professional University, Prof Shalini Rana from Government College of Education- Jammu and Dr Durbadal Bhattacharya – TP Varma College –Narkatiaganj- Bihar amongst others.
Dr Manju Joshi, Convenor of the Conference said that she hoped the conference would be a positive step in the evolution of education of our country. The ceremony and technical sessions were managed by Co Convenor, Dr Geetanjali Mahajan. The liaisoning with resource persons and media management was handled by Co Convenor, Prof Satpal Singh.