USTA celebrates birth anniversary of Phule

TNN Bureau. Updated: 1/10/2017 11:07:09 PM Regional News

SAMBA : J&K United School Teachers Association (USTA) celebrated 186th birth anniversary of first woman teacher of India, Savitri Bai Phule, at Govt. HSS (Boys) Samba and organized a seminar on the role of women teachers in present education scenario of the state. The program was organized under the supervision of Hari Singh, Kanta Jamwal, Rajeev Sharma, Dr Shashi pal Singh, Vimla Devi, Pooja Rani, Raj Kumar, Pardeep Singh Jamwal and Shivali Uttam. Speakers threw light on the role of Mata Savitri Bai Phule who started girl education in India by opening first school exclusively for girl education in Maharashtra. Mata Savitri Bai Phule faced great challenges and great opposition from the society for standing against child marriage and Sati Pratha. Mata Savitri Bai Phule's contribution in the field of female education is admirable and memorable in the pretext that adverse conditions against females were present in the society during those days. Speakers stressed for continuing the struggle on the path of Mata Phule's vision as her thoughts are relevant in the present time even the public education system is getting worse day by day and women teachers have to play a great role to strengthen it. Later in the convention, an adhoc committee of national front of women teachers (NFWT) was framed to highlight the grievances of female teachers working in State Run schools.

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