10 Jan’18: It was a moment of pride for 1000 plus teachers gathered at MIT World Peace University campus as they received an opportunity to learn few things from His Holiness Dalai Lama.

He inaugurated the 2nd National Teachers Congress by wearing the traditional black cap symbolising the teacher and writing his thoughts on a blackboard.

Smt. Mukta Tilak, Mayor of Pune, Dr. Anil Sahasrabuddhe, Dr. Anil Kakodkar, MAEER’s Founder Dr. Vishwanath Karad and Executive President of MIT-WPU Shri Rahul Karad were also present for the inauguration function of National Teachers’ Congress. As a part of the National Teachers Congress, senior and eminent teachers from India were felicitated by “Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar” for their outstanding achievement in academics. For their contribution in the field of academics, Dr. Kasturi Chopra, Dr. Arun Nigvekar, Prof. S C Sahasrabuddhe and Dr. Sanjay Dhande were conferred Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar. In his inaugural  speech, His Holiness Dalai Lama said, “Education should include emotions as humans are born compassionate in nature. Experiments are more important than faith.”

 Dr. Anil Kakodkar said, “We are living in the era of Technology and fast changes. Education is about facilitating, learning which has to have relevance in day to day life and only the teacher’s community can incorporate the understanding in the youth.”

Prof. Dr. Vishwanath Karad said, “We are fortunate to have with us His Holiness Dalai Lama. MIT-WPU believes in science and spirituality together will bring the peace and I am sure that India with the help of Dalai Lama will show the world, the path of Peace.”

While Dr. Kasturi L. Chopra in her speech said, “Learn to learn, create to innovate and innovate to transform.”

Talking about the education and knowledge, Dr. Arun Nigvekar said, “Think of education and there is no substitute for knowledge.” As Prof. S. C. Sahasrabuddhe accepted the lifetime achievement award he said, “Complex ideas should be simplified and taught to students.”

In his speech after receiving the award, Dr. Sanjay Dande said, “Teachers must contact each other and share thoughts.”

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