Port Blair, May 20: The State Institute of Education (SIE), Port Blair in collaboration with Regional Institute of Education, NCERT Bhubaneswar is conducting ‘10 Days Induction Training Programme for the newly recruited GTTs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands from May 20 to 30, 2024 at various venues in Port Blair.

The main objective of the programme is to develop the Capacity of newly recruited GTTs in content enrichment, academic activities and class room management. Altogether, 494 newly recruited GTTs and 50 resource persons from SIE, DIET Port Blair and RIE, Bhubaneswar are participating in the Induction Training Programme.

Prof. P.C. Agarwal, Principal, RIE, Bhubaneswar NCERT was the chief guest of the inaugural function. Smti Archana Singh, Principal, GSSS Girls, resource persons, Prof. S.R. Sahoo, Head Prof. English, DESSH, RIE, BBSR, Dr. Saurabh Kapoor, Assistant Professor, Maths, DESM, RIE, BBSR, Dr. Nomita Pachar, Assistant Professor, Maths, DESM, RIE, BBSR, Dr. Sushant Singh, Assistant Professor, Physics DESM, RIE, BBSR and Dr. Bhawana Vaishnav, Assistant Professor, Geography, DESSH, RIE, BBSR were present on the occasion.

In his inaugural address, Prof. P.C. Agarwal, Principal, RIE, BBSR enlightened the participants that teaching is not a job or profession, it is actually a ‘Service to Mankind and Society’. Further, he highlighted that teachers should enhance social values and inculcate good habits in every child and be a role model for their students. He also elaborated on various themes of NEP 2020 and NCF 2023 and stressed on dedication for the importance of building competencies in learners and achieving holistic development rooted in Indian culture.

Earlier, the Principal, SIE, Shri R.K. Singh welcomed the gathering and highlighted the significance of induction training programme for the newly recruited GTTs and sought enthusiastic involvement from the participants. The inaugural function concluded with vote of thanks proposed by Shri   Velchezian, Faculty, SIE.