CBSE organizes National Conference on Inclusive Education

Dignitaries during a National Conference organized by CBSE in Jammu.
Dignitaries during a National Conference organized by CBSE in Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Oct 23: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) organized a 2-day National Conference on Inclusive Education.
The conference was hosted by CoE Chandigarh and Jammu Schools on 21st and 22nd Oct at Teachers’ Bhawan, Gandhinagar. The two-day Conference aimed at Inclusive Education, focusing that all students, irrespective of any difference they may have, are placed in age – appropriate general education classes to receive high quality instruction, interventions and support that enable them to meet success in the core curriculum.
The inaugural session on day one commenced with the welcome address by Dr Ramshankar, briefly introduced the elaborative audience about the two-day long programme.
The opening remarks were delivered by Chairperson CBSE Nidhi Chibber, who was the chief guest on the occasion. In her address, she stressed upon bringing all students together in one classroom and community regardless of their strengths or weaknesses in any area, and sought to maximize the potential of all students.
The guest of honor, Ravinder Kumar Sinha (VC SMVD University), in his keynote address enlightened everyone on successful inclusive education that happens primarily through accepting, understanding, and attending to student differences and diversity, which can include physical, cognitive, academic, social and emotional.
Dr Ravishanker Sharma, Director School Education, appreciated the thought of CoE Chandigarh and Jammu Schools in collaboration with CBSE on inclusive education which is the need of the present society.
Renu Gupta (guest of honour), in her address, talked about the movement related to legislation that students receive their education in the least restrictive environment (LRE).
The second day commenced with cultural events of the region to make all the delegates know about the cultural aspect of the Jammu region. A video presentation on Best Practices in Inclusive Education showcasing the Jammu region was the next item.
The chief guest for the second day was Dr Ramesh Kumar, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, who in his speech, asserted the supreme power of knowledge, unity, collective thinking and cultural sharing.