Pune: The first literary meet of the teachers in Pune city and district is to be held in Pune at Kavivarya G. D. Madgulkar Sahitya Nagari, Balgandharva Auditorium, Pune on February 17th and 18th. Dr. S. B. Mujumdar, founder of Symbiosis University will inaugurate the event while Dr. Sadanand More, former president of All India Marathi Meet will preside the function. The two-day event will see many programs such as book procession, inauguration ceremony, seminars, poetry session, drama reading, speeches, cultural programs and concluding ceremony etc. The first literary meet of the teachers has been organized by Shaniwarwada Art Festival and education boards of Zilla Parishad & Pune Municipal Corporation, informed the convenor and welcoming president of the first Teachers’ literary meet MLA Vijay Kale.
MLA Vijay Kale said, “Teachers are looked upon as the cultural centres after the parents. Even though their real identity is someone who cultivate students, today the situation is such that teacher are labourers who work subserviently. The question arises whether the sensibility and creativity of teachers are killed because of extra work besides teaching their students. Therefore, the first literary meet of the teachers is organized to foster their creativity and sensibility”.
He said that this meet is all about teachers. All the work of the meet from organizing it to prepare invitation cards to fix the agenda has been done by the teachers.
The book procession has been organized on day one, Saturday, at 10.00 PM from the residence of Mahamahopadhyay D. V. Potdat to Balgandharva Auditorium. Veteran author Dr. N. M. Joshi will start the book procession. Then the puja and inauguration will take place at Balgandharva Auditorium.
The afternoon session will consist of speech by guests from Manshakti Centre at Lonavala. They will guide on how teachers should maintain their physical, intellectual and mentL health. The program has been organized so that teachers should benefit in view of their wellness and mentl health as also they could express themselves better.
Then the storytelling program will take iplace in the morning session in the chief presence of daily Sakal’s editor Malhar Arankalle. It will be followed by the seminar on ‘Value Education – The need of hour’ with participation from veteran author Jyotiram Kadam alsong with teacher from Ramanbag School Charulata Desai, poet and secretary of Mumbai Board Anil Gunjal, Sushilabai Veerkar, Smita Ovhal etc. The day one will conclude with the cultural programs.
The day two, Sunday February 18th, will begin with the poetry session in morning presided by the veteran poet Dr. Ashwini Ghongade. It will be followed by the seminar on ‘Can constructivism be an alternative to the traditional education?’. Varsha Kshirsagar, teacher from Shrimati Shantadevi Gupta School in Bhaje, Malavali, teacher Shrikant Chougule from Shri Annasaheb Magar School at Pimple Saudagar, Education Officer from Satara Dr. Pratibha Bharade and veteran author Dr. V. N. Landge will speak on the occasion.
Besides these, the literature teacher from poets and authors has been invited for the occasion. A book containing the articles and poems chosen by a committee of these teachers in literature will be published. An exhibition of paintings done by the art teachers will be on show in the G. D. Madgulkar Sahitya Nagari, Balgandharva Auditorium coinciding with the occasion.
The dram reading will take place at the concluding ceremony and the concluding will take place by Pune’s Guardian Minister Girish Bapat and veteran poet Dr. Aruna Dhere, informed MLA Vijay Kale.
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