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15th FOUNDATION DAY FUNCTION OF NCTE
17th AUGUST, 2010

The 15th Foundation Day function of the NCTE was held at the India International Centre, New Delhi on 17th August, 2010.  The Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Kapil Sibal, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.  The Hon’ble Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Smt. D. Purandeswari, was the Guest of Honour and Smt. Anshu Vaish, Secretary to the Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD (Deptt. of School Education & Literacy) was the Special Guest in the function.  Prof. M. Anandakrishnan, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT, Kanpur presided over the function.  Prof. Anandakrishnan also delivered the Foundation Day lecture on the theme “Higher Education: Reforms and Resistance”.  The Hon’ble Human Resource Minister congratulated the staff of the NCTE on its foundation day and appreciated the initiatives taken by the Council in improving its working.  He also advised NCTE to take further steps to reform the teacher education system in the country.  The Hon’ble Minister of State for HRD in her speech emphasized the need for improving the quality of teacher preparation.  Smt. Anshu Vaish stressed the need for greater interaction of NCTE with the stakeholders.  While the guests were welcomed by the Vice Chairperson, NCTE,  an overview of the initiatives taken by the NCTE during the last one year was presented by the Chairperson, NCTE.  The speeches of the Hon’ble Human Resource Minister; Chairperson, NCTE and Prof. M. Anandakrishnan are available on the NCTE’s website.  On this occasion, distinguished teacher educator, Prof. G.L. Arora was awarded the Distinguished Teacher Educator Award by the Hon’ble HRM.  Around 300 teacher educators from teacher education institutions in and around Delhi, several educationists, officials from the Ministry, Heads of other apex bodies and media persons attended the function. 

 

SPEECHES
AN OVERVIEW OF NCTE's RECENT INITIATIVES
SPEECH OF SHRI KAPIL SIBAL, HON'BLE HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT MINISTER
FOUNDATION DAY LECTURE OF PROF. M. ANANDAKRISHNAN
 

 

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