A webinar on “Drug Addiction and Alcoholism” was organised on Thursday 1st July 2021 for the staff and the students of the college. The webinar was held on the virtual platform through zoom meeting. Addiction can be referred to the harmful need to consume
substances which will have damaging consequences on the user. Addiction normally affects not just the body of the person but also on the mental health and soundness of mind. Addiction is one of the most severe health problems faced around the world and is termed as a chronic disease. A widespread disorder ranges from drugs, alcohol addiction to gambling,
and even phone addiction
People have generally different notions as whom the world considers an “alcoholic”. To some he is an individual who is practically always intoxicated or the person who is rolling in the gutter or the man who is habitually beats up his wife once he has had a few drinks. An alcoholic is someone who has a physical and mental dependence on alcohol. Alcoholism is a serious psychological illness which can be defined as an inability to stop drinking despite potential or actual, negative consequences. Drinking too much over and over again can cause chronic physical and mental health problems. Continuous and heavy drinking can cause or contribute to liver damage, cardiovascular disease, and multiple types of cancer.
Rev. Fr. Chacko Karinthayil Director, Shalom Rehabilitation Centre Chumukedima, Dimapur, Nagaland was the resource person. It began at 10.30 am and ended at 12.30 pm. The resource person spoke about various aspects of drug addiction and alcoholism such as typical characteristics of alcoholism, stages of alcoholism, do’s and don’s for community worker/ helpers and counselling the alcoholic and drug addicts. The webinar was a very
educative, informative and interactive webinar as drug addiction and alcoholism are real problems that society faces today. The staff and the students were given ample time to ask their doubts and clarify themselves. As a whole it was a fruitful webinar.
INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY 2021
Bosco college of Teacher Education celebrated the International Yoga Day on 21st June 2021 virtually, with the theme ‘Be With Yoga, Be At Home’ as per the guidelines given by University Grants Commission. The international community observes Yoga Day, recognising the many benefits of the ancient Indian practice of yoga. The year 2021 marks the 7th annual International Yoga Day. Yoga is considered as the ancient Indian art of healthy living and it intends to unite the body and mind to bring harmony. It has found popularity in other countries as well. The first International Day of Yoga was celebrated on 21st June, 2015 after its inception at the United Nations General Assembly.
Practice of yoga does a lot of good for human body. It increases flexibility, helps to build strength, improves posture, keeps joints healthy, reduces stress, and lowers blood pressure. Yoga also helps students in many ways. It reduces and eliminates stress. The most popular reason that people begin taking yoga classes is to reduce stress of the students. It also helps them to reduce conflicts and improve concentration. It helps to make healthier life choices as well.
The staff and the students of Bosco college of Teacher Education celebrated seventh International Day of Yoga virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. They have done yoga in their own apartments to mark the International Yoga Day. The students are also given yoga classes in the college.
World No Tobacco Day: 31st May 2021
Bosco College of Teacher Education (B.Ed. College) Dimapur, joined the world to mark the “World No Tobacco Day” onMonday 31st May 2021. “World No Tobacco Day” or “Anti Tobacco Day” emphasizes enhancing of good health and the risks that are associated with tobacco use. This also advocates for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Several campaigns, events, and activities are organised on this day to make people aware about about the bad effects of tobacco on health. This year the theme was ‘quit tobacco to be a winner’. The ‘World No Tobacco Day’ is observed every year on 31 May in order to make tobacco users aware of the opportunity to lead a healthier life.
Though online classes are going on and the students are not physically present for the classes, the staff and students of Bosco College of Teacher Education (B.Ed. College) Dimapur kept this day by taking oath (pledge) through online mode.
On this occasion of World No Tobacco Day, I shall take a pledge that I shall never smoke and consume any type of tobacco products in my life and motivate my family members, companions and acquaintances to do the same. I shall keep the campus at home and college tobacco free and shall also encourage others to do it.
WEBINAR ON “A NEW VISION IN EDUCATION:
NEP 2020-ISSUES AND CHALLENGES”
Bosco college of Teacher Education organized on a webinar on Thursday 10th June 2021 on the topic, “A NEW VISION IN EDUCATION: NEP 2020-ISSUES AND CHALLENGES”. Prof. (Dr.) Marion Mathew C. J, Head and Dean, Allahabad School of Education, Shuats University, Allahabad was the resource person. The Central Government announced the New Education Policy 2020 which brings about several major reforms in education in India. Among the major reforms, the 10+2 structure in the schooling system has been replaced by a 5+3+3+4 structure. It will include 12 years of schooling and three years of Anganwadi and pre-schooling. The policy envisages broad based, multi-disciplinary, holistic Under Graduate education with flexible curricula, creative combinations of subjects, integration of vocational education and multiple entry and exit points with appropriate certification. The National Education Policy, 2020 is meant to provide an overarching vision and comprehensive framework for both school and higher education across the country.
The webinar concentrated on the some of the visions of NEP 2020 like providing high quality education to all, instilling skills, values and internal attitude to understand human rights and commitment of every person to the society. It emphasises on a uniform educational system throughout the country. It also mentioned about the curriculum and pedagogy which are to be integrated by making it more holistic and enjoyable. The policy gives importance to the talents and innate abilities of the learners. Digitalized pedagogy and class room, self-reliant India, sustainable developmental goals etc. are some of the key areas discussed during the webinar. Major reforms will be based on knowledge application and training the students for livelihood through vocational courses.
Around 100 participants (including the staff and the students) attended the webinar on virtual mode through google meet. It was an interactive, educative and inspiring experience for the participants. Some of the staff and the students asked various questions to clarify their doubts regarding the implementation of the Education Policy.
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2021
World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5, annually to promote awareness and environmental protection. United Nations views that the celebration of environment day provides us with an opportunity to broaden the basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises, and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment.
The covid-19 pandemic which the world has been dealing with for almost 1.5 years now has shown the disastrous the consequences of loss of ecosystem. By curtailing the area of natural habitat for animals, we have created ideal conditions for pathogens, including coronaviruses to spread. It is to be understood by all the citizens that, only with healthy ecosystems we can enhance people’s livelihoods, counteract climate change and stop the collapse of biodiversity.
World Environment 2021 with theme ‘ecosystem restoration’ was celebrated by Bosco College of Teacher Education. The college is having online classes due to covid-19 pandemic. Therefore the staff and the students planted saplings in their courtyard and garden reminding them the importance having tress around. Trees give out oxygen that we need to breathe. Trees reduce the amount of storm water runoff, which reduces erosion and pollution and reduces the effects of flooding. Many species of wildlife mainly depend on trees for their habitat. Trees provide food, protection, and homes for many birds and mammals.
The staff and the students of the college are further reminded of the usefulness of having trees in the yard such as trees increase property values, clean the air, prevent soil erosion, buffer noise pollution, cool our homes, streets, and cities, and they are beautiful