Sonapur: A recent workshop on understanding child growth and development in schools drew huge response from the school teachers in and around Guwahati.
Organized by Assam Don Bosco University on March 1 and 2, the national workshoppackage aimed at 'enhancing the effectiveness of a school as an institution of education through strengthening the capacity and ability of school teachers by understanding the child in the context of society, polity, economics, culture, physical, psychological, and special needs, thus making the teaching - learning process effective and child friendly within school in relation to larger socio-cultural milieu, said Jacob Islary, the programme coordinator,
The workshop covers the following modules: Child – Society, Polity, Economy and Culture; Child – Education and Methodology of Education; Child – Sex, Gender and Gender Roles; Child – Growth and Development: Physical, Psychological, Social, and Special Need; Child – Rights in the context of education and discipline.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Riju Sharma, Director SHSS, ADBU stressed the importance of understanding the child in the context of his or her location, background and orientation by teachers in the process of education.'
The first workshop was attended by the teachers of St. John Bosco School, Patgaon in Kokrajhar. The School has a wide pool of teachers from the states of Assam, Odisha, Sikkim and West Bengal. It has a strength of 368 students from class I to X, and 22 staff members. Majority of the students come from families and villages that have been victims of ethnic conflict and violence of lower Assam.
A national level seminar on Human values and creative literature was held at Khoirabari College on Saturday with day long programme. The event was organized by Assamese department of Khoirabari College supported by University Grants Commission.A total of 97 participants,mostly college teachers and research students from various places took part in the seminar on the sub-themes- Human values in the works of Sankardeva, Human values in pre-independence literature, Human values in post independence literature and Human values and contemporary society. Dr. Nabin Sarma, former professor of Guwahati University formally inaugurated the seminar which was conducted by coordinator Karuna Kanta Deka. Dr. Umesh Deka, Dean of Guwahati University, Hiran Deka, Principal, Khoirabari College also spoke on the occasion while Maheswar Boro, ex-MLA of Kalaigaon attended as invited guest. Participants from various colleges namely-Tangla, Udalguri, Khoirabari, Deomornoi, Mazbat Goreswar, Vidya Bharati etc took part in the discussion.
Namrup: Santak Army Camp of DAO Division and Assam Police arrested three NSCN(R) cadres from Halwating in Sivsagar District on Wednesday. The arrested tri are Youngai (39), Pendum (42) and Nang Sung (35) - all resident of Mokokchung, Nagaland. Police recovered one Chinese Pistol, one magazine and two mobile phones. They were handed over to Halwating police station.
The cadres confessed that they assist NSCN(R) in collection of extortion money, involved in arms smuggling.
2 Sep 2007 - 10:46am | luitneildon
GUWAHATI: The City Police has arrested three persons in connection with yesterday's bomb blast in Bamunimaidam in which one person was killed and 24 others were wounded. A senior police official said: Champak Barman of Chamata, Biswajit Deka of Mangoldoi and Bhagaban Das of Basistha were arrested after we our primary investigation. Deka was the driver of the autovan (AS-01-R-1009) in which the powerful IED was kept. Champak and Bhagawan were cousins and they sold the autovan to some others."
All the arrested were produced before the court today and sent to police custody.