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Engineers’ Day celebrated at UIT of Himachal Pradesh University

Engineers’ Day celebrated at UIT of Himachal Pradesh University

University Institute of Technology (UIT) of Himachal Pradesh University celebrated Engineers’ Day. Superintending Engineer (P&D), Himachal Pradesh Road and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited, Ram Kumar Sridhar was the chief guest. He talked about the latest technologies being used and said the country was working on development of hybrid power plants. Director UIT, Professor PL Sharma highlighted the contribution of engineers to the society and discussed their role in the structural development of the world. He said everyone should take inspiration from the life of civil engineer M Visvesvaraya, who always gave importance to time and discipline.

Webinar on new education policy

A webinar on New Education Policy-2020 and directions of change in higher education was organised by the internal quality assurance cell, St Bede's College, Shimla. Vice-Chancellor, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi, NV Varghese, highlighted the main features of the NEP and explained that under it the students would be able to pursue inter-disciplinary studies. He said that the underprivileged classes of the society and people living in remote areas should be made aware of the benefits of NEP.

Talk on online tools adopted in schools

The second meeting of the 'hub of learning' took place at Lawrence School, Sanawar. All five member schools namely VR Public School, Housing Board, Baddi, Doon Valley Public School, Nalagarh, Alpine Public School, Nalagarh, Vivek International Public School, Baddi, and Shri Arvind Public School, Baddi, attended the meeting chaired by headmaster Himmat Singh Dhillon. Member schools deliberated upon various pedagogical tools and online methods that had been applied during the Covid-19 pandemic. Extracurricular activities such as debating, painting, physical exercises and music were organised throughout the year, fostering overall development of children, the schools discussed. The members agreed that schools must continue to explore the virtual learning space in future as well.

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