Two-day International e-Conference concludes at BGSBU Rajouri

Rajouri: Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU) Rajouri in collaboration with Attitude Change International, DarhalMalkan, Rajouri, organized two day International e-Conference on National Education Policy (2020) and Peace Education on 12th – 13th September, 2020.
Prof. Javed Musarrat, Vice Chancellor of BGSB University, Rajouri, who was Chief Guest in the valedictory function, delivered presidential address. He appraised and appreciated the National Education Policy -2020 and emphasized the implementation of content of peace brilliantly imbedded in it. Prof. Musarrat hailed the NewEducation Policy for aiming at creating vibrant multi-disciplinary institutions of high quality thatwill make education effective and accessible. He said that He said the New Education Policy will result in complete re- structuring, re-organising, revamping and rejuvenating of the existing education system.Prof. Musarrat applauded the efforts of the organising team for hosting the international conference.
About 15 eminent educationists, leading practitioners and peacebuilding experts representing five continents were resource persons in this two-day virtual conference spread over 6 sessions. The Prof. IqbalParwez, Dean Academic Affairs, BGSBU, delivered the welcome address. In his address Prof. Iqbal lauded the efforts of the organising team for hosting the conference. Prof S.K. Yadav, noted Teacher education expert and former Head, Department of Teacher Education, NCERT, New Delhi was the key note speaker whereas Prof. Katsuya Kodama, former Vice President, Mie University, Japan, former Secretary General of International Peace Research Association (IPRA), former Vice President, and ISSC (UNESCO) delivered a lead lecture on “Peace Education in highly violent age”.
Prof. Diana María De La Rúa Eugenio, President of the Association Answer for Peace, Argentina and former Secretary General -IPRA presented her talk on “Peace Education Central Axis to transform our World”. Prof. Christian Bartolf, President Gandhi Information Centre, Berlin, Germany spoke on Peace Education and Remembering Mahatma Gandhi whereas Dr. Mohammad Tarikul Islam, Associate Professor, Government and Politics Department, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh and Visiting Scholar Oxford University, delivered talk on Peace Education-Bangladesh experience.
Dr. M. AshaqRaza (President of ACI) delivered the welcome address in the valedictory session. Dr. Danish IqbalRaina, BGSBU, presented the conference report and placed vote of thanks. Those who attended the conference included Prof. G. Malik, Dean Education BGSBU, Dr. A. A. Shah, Head Department of Zoology BGSBU.
The conference has attracted researchers, educationists and experts from almost all States and UTs of country including leading institutes/ universities like IIT Delhi, University of Delhi, BHU, AMU, Jamia Mila Islamia, Amity University, Panjab University Chandigarh, University of Allahabad, University of Rajasthan, Rajive Gandhi University, University of Lucknow, Dibrugarh University, University of Kashmir, University of Jammu etc. besides peace educationists across globe.
Leena Pal from Amity University, Noida conducted proceeding of programme whereas Prof Riaz Ahmed Mirza, Govt. PG College Rajouri, and Dr. Sunil Pandey, Amity University were technical advisors.

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