Teachers Day 2020

Virtual Workshop on Teachers Day 2020 on ‘’COVID-19 and Challenges of 3Es for Atamnirbhar Bharat’’

4th Septmebr, 2020

The Climate Change Research Institute organized a Virtual Workshop workshop on “COVID-19 and 3Es for Atmnirbhar Bharat” on 4th September 2020 to mark the Teachers Day. The event was in collaboration with the Universal Public School. Young children of the school opened the event by singing beautiful shlokas. Prof. D. P. Agrawal, Chairman Governing Council, CCRI extended warm welcome said that it is important for teachers to create continued awareness among students and parents about safety from corona virus. Elaborating on 3Es challenges being faced at the national level he suggested Youth to develop capacity to fight COVID-19 and plan to live simple and frugal life, taking a vow not to waste. Dr. (Mrs.) Malti Goel, President CCRI introduced the theme and said 3Es are Education, Environment and Economics of Health are the three challenges before us arising from pandemic COVID-19. She interacted with the students and the teachers on a creative note. She delivered the lecture on ‘Challenges in Nature’s Healing: Climate Change and COVID-19’ she touched on the important aspects of the air pollutants, their types, ozone pollution; and their impact, climate change, COVID-19 and Atmnirbhar Bharat.

Prof. G.D. Sharma, Former Secretary UGC and Ex-Director CEC delivered the Guest Address by quoting from Mahatma Gandhi and linked 3Es through the process of psychomotor skills to be given to the students and by planting trees and saplings for protecting the environment. He said that self study is very important especially in COVID-19 era and virtual lectures are becoming the norm. Mrs. Maya Gupta, Director- Principal, Universal Public School (UPS), Preet Vihar delivered the keynote address on “Linking COVID-19 with Education”. She talked about how the education system in India has evolved since the ancient times and transformed from traditional Gurukuls to Schools. The COVID-19 has changed the dynamics of schooling, but no year can be called a “zero learning year”.

Dr. Neha Tripathi, Assistant Professor, School of Planning and Architecture, described the need for Environmental awareness among youth and said that corona pandemic is the biggest global health challenge of 21st century. On impact of corona virus she quoted CNN article which reported how Air Travel had dropped to 96%, which was the lowest in 75 years. She presenting results of a survey conducted among youth. Dr. Bhawana Awasthi, Chief Medical and Clinical Oncology, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, talked about “How to recover from COVID-19: Economic Packages from Hospitals”. She shared many challenges faced by the doctors during corona times.

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