USTA remembers Savitri Bai Phule, forms Women Teachers Forum

Excelsior Correspondent

SAMBA, Jan 10: J&K United School Teachers Association (USTA) celebrated 186th birth anniversary of first woman teacher of India, Savitri Bai Phule, by organizing a seminar on the role of women teachers in present education scenario of the State, here today Government HSS (Boys), Samba.
The program was organized under the presidium 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. She had to faced strong opposition from the society for standing against child marriage and Sati Pratha.
Speakers stressed for continuing the struggle on the path of Mata Phule’s vision as her thoughts are relevant in the present time when the public education system is getting worsen 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.
Kanta Jamwal was nominated as coordinator, Bimla Devi as organizing secretary and Pooja Devi as cashier. Jyoti Bhadwal, Shivali Uttam, Manju Des Raj, Anuradha, Madhu Bala, Sushma Devi, Rekha Sharma and Rita Sharma were appointed as the executive members.