Remembering their teachers warmly and with utmost respect and reverence, the students of the Department of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), celebrated Teachers’ Day in a unique manner on September 05, 2023. Teachers’ Day commemorates the birth of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, former President of India, and a statesman, philosopher and thinker, who made notable contributions to the field of innovative, holistic education.
Students of the Department of Extension Education invoked the blessings of the Almighty by organizing Sukhmani Sahib Path at the PAU Gurudwara. The Path was attended by faculty and students in large numbers, who joined together in prayers, seeking divine blessings to further the cause of ethical, intellectual and all-encompassing education for shaping an awakened, enlightened and more humane world.
Dr Satbir Singh Gosal, Vice-Chancellor of PAU, also joined the faculty and students on this solemn and pious occasion. “Great teachers focus not on compliance, but on connections and relationships”, shared Dr Gosal, as he affectionately spoke to the students, who had gathered there as the extended PAU family to express their appreciation for their beloved teachers. Dr Gosal pointed out that the role of teachers as knowledge-givers, mentors, and guides is just one part of their professional assignment. They also act largely as role models, counsellors and icons for their students who look up to them for motivation, inspiration, acceptance, encouragement and affection. As such, teachers shoulder an enormous responsibility as they form the foundation of many successful stories later.
Dr Kuldeep Singh, Head, Department of Extension Education, proposed the vote of thanks and expressed gratitude to the students for sharing their love and regard for their teachers. He assured the students of ready assistance always and urged them to approach the Department unhesitatingly.
The Path was followed by the traditional langar of tea and sweets. On this occasion, Dr Ravinder Kaur Dhaliwal, Dean College of Agriculture, Dr Nirmal Jaura, Director Students Welfare, Dr Rupinder Kaur, Associate Director, Skill Development Centre were also present.