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AICTE, Mumbai University announce online workshop from 13 May to 17 May on 'Universal Human Values in Education'

The University of Mumbai in collaboration with AICTE (Western Region) will be organising an online workshop on 'Universal Human Values in Education' for institutions offering technical education.The workshop will commence on 13 May and end on 17 May. According to University of Mumbai, the workshop is of paramount significance to continue learning process amid COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown.The workshop will be conducted in Hindi and English. The morning session will be from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and the evening session will be from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.File image of Mumbai University. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons “To understand the basics of value education an online workshop is being organized exclusively for the Vice Chancellors of Technical Universities and University Coordinators appointed for coordinating the activities related to FDPs on Student Induction Programme,” the circular said.The workshop is specifically designed for sharing All India Council for Technical Edu…

Why It Matters, When A Public Official LIES?

Historically, the greatest elected officials, were, those, who the public followed, because they sincerely believed in that individual's integrity, value, values, and ability, to lead, the nation, in a responsible, responsive manner, which aligned with our American Constitution's guarantees, of freedom, liberty and justice, for all! Although, we have always, elected, certain, charismatic, populist politicians, inspire their core supporters, largely because of these individual's prejudices/ biases, perceived benefits, self - interest, etc, in most cases, the ideas, articulated, were, neither, factual, nor relevant, and sustainable! However, in recent memory, most would agree, we have never witnessed, any public official, consistently, persistently, use misstatements and LIES, as a political weapon (according to several fact - checking organizations), as often, or effectively, as the current occupant of the White House. Although, some of President Trump's core, most fervent supporters, continue to defend him, and repeat his claims, which blame and complain about the media, and, nearly anyone, who disagrees, with him, the reality is, in the longer - run, it matters, when lies become a leader's reality, and, there seems to be little support for facts - based policies, and realities. With that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, using the mnemonic approach, what this means and represents, and why, voters should demand more, and better.

1. Listen; learn; leading; lacking; losing: Although, Donald Trump, claimed we would begin, to tire, from so much winning, much of the country, has suffered, from additional losing! Citizens need, and deserve, leaders, willing to effectively listen, and learn, in order to proceed, with leading the nation, for the common good! When there is so much lying, open - minded, fully considered, leadership, is lacking!

2. Integrity; ideology; innovation; imagination; ill - prepared, ill - considered: When lying becomes, the norm, leaders lack the necessary commitment to integrity, and this impacts, whether, they create a common ideology! Necessary, needed, innovation, requires the level of imagination, which rarely occurs, when false - facts, become dominant! Instead of blaming and complaining, and accusing others, preparing, in a well - considered manner, would be beneficial!

3. Empathy; emphasis; energy/ energize; earn: When elected officials, lack the genuine empathy, which is needed, their emphasis, often, focuses on their personal/ political agenda, and self - interest, instead of the common good. When they use their energy, to resort to name - calling, and using fake - facts, they only energize, their core supporters, while turning - off, many others! We need to elect people, who, earn our trust, daily!

4. Solutions; system; sustainable; stronger: Empty promises, and rhetoric/ vitriol, should be replaced with viable, well - considered solutions, and a system, to implement quality ideas, and insights! Only when populism is replaced with sustainable ideas, will we benefit!

Wake up, America, and demand better, from those you elect, to serve and represent! Instead of complaining, and blaming others, choose, to vote, for people, who seek a meeting - of - the - minds, for the common good!

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