International Webinar on ‘Revisiting Languages: NEP 2020 & Beyond’
New Delhi, March 13, 2021: An international webinar titled ‘Revisiting Languages: NEP 2020 & Beyond’ was organized by the Department of French, University of Mumbai (India) in collaboration with the French Institute in India (IFI) & Embassy of France in India on 13th March 2021. Ten subject specialists made their presentations on various themes such as Evolution of Foreign Languages and Recent Socio-Economic Developments which have affected major European languages. The lectures given were highly inspiring and thought-provoking. Moreover, the resource persons presented an overview of various research studies which they have conducted to study the recent developments in the teaching of foreign languages. The webinar was well-structured and highly organized. Ms. Abida Ahmad (TGT French) of Apeejay School, Panchsheel Park, attended the webinar and gathered a lot of new insights about the impact of migration on intra and inter-regional transformation of languages and dialects.
Awakened Citizen Program
New Delhi, Feb 23, 2021: The Awakened Citizen Program was organised on a virtual platform by the Ramakrishna Mission on 22nd and 23rd February 2021. Two teachers, Hitanshi Sachdeva, PGT - Home Science and Pratibha Bisen, TGT - Hindi, from Apeejay School, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi attended the workshop which had around a hundred participants. The workshop aimed to help students foster human values, realise their true potential which lies dormant in them, open up their possibilities and in turn become an awakened citizen of the country.
The two-day workshop emphasised the role of a teacher who should ideally act as a facilitator and provide concrete opportunities to students for self-realization and self-awakening as these values are innate to the child and cannot be fed. The program provided a well-designed and structured curriculum with the required material and resources to facilitate the same. The key message of the sixteen-hour workshop was given by Swami Shantatmananda. It was an enriching experience for both the teachers who came back with precious ideas.