June 11, 2021

Guru Angad Dev Teaching Learning Centre (GAD-TLC) of Ministry of Education located at  SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi organised for the first time One – week Online National Faculty Development Program  (FDP) on Promoting Excellence In Physical Education And Sports Through Innovation In Teaching And Learning, ICT & Professional Approach for physical education and sports professionals from May 27, 2021 to June 2, 2021. More than 300 participants from all over the country attended this FDP. Dr. Vimal Rarh,  Project Head & Joint Director, GAD-TLC, was the National Coordinator of this program.

GAD-TLC which was inaugurated by the then Union HRD Minister Smriti Zubin Irani on July 1, 2016 has trained more than 45,000 teachers during the last one year of corona pandemic.

The Inauguration ceremony of the FDP was held on May 27 & the Chief Guest on this occasion was Jitender Singh, Former Minister, MYAS & Defence, Government of India besides a galaxy of eminent guests. The Valedictory session of the FDP was held on June  2 and in this event Dr Sanjay Paswan, Former minister, Human Resources, Government of India was chief guest along.

The eminent guests included amongst others Prof Ved Prakash, Former Chairman, University Grants Commission, Prof. A K Bakhshi,  Chairman, GAD-TLC, Vice-Chancellor, PDM University, Haryana, Prof Jaswinder Singh, Director, GAD-TLC and Principal, SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, D Vimal Rarh,  Prof JS Naruka, Former Vice-Chancellor, Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE), Pro Suman Kundu, Director, South Campus, University of Delhi  and Prof. Pankaj Sinha, Chairman, Delhi University Sports Council, Pro. Suman Sharma, Principal, Lady Shri Ram College For Women, Pro Chinappa Reddy  President NAPESS & Dhananjoy Shaw, Former Principal, IGIPESS, University of Delhi.

Jitender Singh, appealed to all physical educationists to keep themselves informed  with the latest information & technology. As former minister of sports, government of India he gave emphasis to sports sciences.

Dr Paswan in his address expressed the need to bridge the gap between cities & villages then only we can tap the talent and nurture talent to the fullest. He also highlighted that rural sports should be given importance.

In his keynote address at the inaugural event,  Prof. Ved Prakash, highlighted NEP 2020 and said that there is a lack of experts in the field of physical education & sports in the country.

Prof AK Bakhshi in his address appealed to all the participants to embrace technology and take advantage of e-resources & digitalisation and create pathways for the future.

The week long online FDP had brainstorming sessions by very eminent speakers, including Prof AK Uppal, Former Vice Chancellor of Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Prof AK Bakhshi,  Dr George Abraham, Principal, YMCA Physical Education College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Dr Sandeep Tiwari, Principal, Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education & Sports Science, University of Delhi, Ms Neelanjana Singh, a well-known Nutrition Therapist & Wellness Consultant, Dr Vimal Rarh, Prof P Ravi Kumar, Prof. Jaswinder  Singh,  Prof Ikram Hussain, AMU, Aligarh , Prof Kalpana Sharma Dean Faculty of Education & Director ASPESS & Sports, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh. Dr Meenakshi Pahuja, a well-known swimmer and faculty in LSR College was FDP Coordinator.