It is indeed a matter of great pleasure to welcome all of you in the auspices of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, an organisation with luminous history spanning across seven decades. Bhavan’s Leelavati Munshi College of Education (BLMCE) is the latest landmark in the untiring journey of Bhavan providing quality education to Indian society across levels and disciplines.
We welcome all the students to the profession of Teachers and Educators. Teachers/ Educators are recognized as building blocks of any nation. As Henry B Adams says “A teacher affects eternity, and can never tell where the influence stops”. History speaks it all. Teachers guide and inspire; mould and shape the personalities; they are the torch-bearers; carry the legacy of culture and traditions; they are the hands which give shape to the future of a nation and future generations.
Therefore, it is imperative that future teachers are oriented in such a manner that they understand their immense contribution in the lives of their students and in building the future generation of our country. In consonance with Bhavan’s ideology of revitalizing ancient values and reintegrating them to suit the changing needs of modern times, the college endeavours to provide the best kind of futuristic learning experiences to our students, which are rooted in the multi- cultural ethos of our society so that they are able to assimilate whatever is good in the new, without being swept away from their traditional moorings. Bhavan believes that there are elements in all cultures which transcend all barriers and knits people together. Its ideal is “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” i.e. ‘the world is one family’. The college endeavors to emulate the philosophy in letter and spirit.
Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan ‘s Leelavati Munshi College of Education, affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprashtha University, New Delhi, strives to be an Institution of Teacher Education catering to needs of pre-service teachers who do not restrict themselves to only being teachers transacting chapters, subjects and syllabi but being Educators in a real sense: educators who are able to touch upon all the aspects of their students and bring to the forth all the latent potentialities of their students thereby transforming the future generation of our society. Students passing out of here would not be merely professional degree holders but will be institutions in themselves.
In the end I would like to invoke divine blessings in the verses from Rig-Veda (1.89.1):
Dr Geetika Datta