Teachers’ Motivation Workshop

With an objective to motivate the teachers of Muslim managed colleges and colleges with high Muslim representation, a one-day motivational workshop was held in Bengaluru on 22nd July 2018. Chief guest of the event Prof. M. Aslam, former VC of IGNOU delivered the key-note address. He said that it was important to inculcate moral values, sense of responsibility, resilience, harmony and integrity in students to control stress and to develop social and emotional competencies.

He expressed his deep concern about the deterioration of quality of teachers in the universities and colleges. Prof. M Aslam directed the teachers to keep on enhancing their knowledge as they are playing a very significant role in building societies and nations. He highlighted the educational backwardness of the minority community. He also provided information about various short-term job-oriented courses and Distance Education programs of IGNOU.

Dr Syed Habeeb Pasha, author, motivational Speaker, international leadership coach, and founder of ‘Breakthrough 360’, a platform for research in the area of learning and development took a class on “Extraordinary Thinking and Smart Training.” He emphasized the importance of ‘right training’ in the form of tools, strategies, assessments and experiences. He asked the teachers to develop extraordinary patience and try their best to tap their hidden talents in them and mould them in the direction of their interest.

Mr. A. W Sadathullah Khan a recognized motivational speaker and editor of Islamic Voice English magazine, highlighted the importance of gaining inner peace and relief from stress during his presentation. It frees the individuals from anger, jealousy, frustration, depression; boosts confidence, guides towards successful life; mends intra-family and inter-personal relationships; sets the life of the individuals on the axis of God consciousness; sharpens the objective of life; removes the psychological burdens of the past; builds contentment; helps in goal-setting; and overcoming setbacks. It unleashes positive energy, heralds hope in lives, opens new vistas, and harnesses inner potential for constructive purposes. It builds bridges between the servants and the Creator. Hence, as teachers by relieving themselves from all such worries will help them focus seriously upon their profession, he said.

Abdul Wahid Sait, trustee, Empower India Foundation said, “no doubt India is developing and the wealth of this nation is growing. However, growth and development at the cost of social justice is a real challenge. The gap between privileged and marginalized sections are also growing. Along with Tribals and Dalits, Muslims are the victims of this unethical and unbalanced growth.”

Mr. Khaleel Ahmed H.M Shariff a prominent corporate trainer and Empower India Foundation Karnataka State EXCOM Member anchored the program. Around 86 Teachers from different colleges of the city participated, apart from management executives and principals.

Prof. Zubeda Begum, Principal, Abbas Khan Degree College for Women congratulated Empower India Foundation for taking initiative to conduct this workshop and highly appreciated the way in which it was organized and has expressed the feeling that, a very effective and motivating message is passed on to the teaching faculty. The teacher delegates expressed their desire to have many more such workshops Mr. Attar Syed Murtuza Hussain, Vice President – Central Muslim Association of Karnataka, and Dr. Zaheeruddin Ahmed, General Secretary – Central Muslim Association of Karnataka also, highly appreciated the efforts of Empower India Foundation and expressed their willingness to support future programs. Empower India Foundation Vice-chairperson Prof. Nishath Khalida Parveen welcomed the gathering.

Certificates of participation and certificates of appreciation were distributed to the participants, the faculty of Abbas Khan Degree College and the volunteers who contributed for the success of the workshop.