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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…

Mother's Day 2020: Bake a cake, binge-watch favourite shows; here are five ways to celebrate the special day despite lockdown

Mother's Day is observed every year on the second Sunday of May, as a day to celebrate motherhood. This year, the date for Mother's Day is 10 May.

It was first suggested by writer Julia Ward Howe in 1872, but was popularised by Anna Jarvis who began a campaign in the US for a nationwide observance of Mother's Day in honor of her late mother.

US president Woodrow Wilson signed a bill recognising the day as a national holiday in the country on 9 May, 1914.

Representational image. Wikimedia Commons

Representational image. Wikimedia Commons

Since a lockdown is in place as a measure against the coronavirus in many parts of the world, the Mother's Day celebration this year is likely to be subdued.

However, here are five ways to make Mother's Day special:

Bake a cake, cook dinner

If you are staying with your mother, you can surprise her by baking her favourite cake. Just look up a recipe on internet and startle her with your culinary skills. You can even cook dinner, comprising of her favourite dishes.

Watch a film

Binge watch some of her favourite movies together. Just make some popcorn, fill your mugs with a cold drink and sit back on your couch.

Plan a virtual party

Often, work or studies take up the time we could be spending with our mothers. If you cannot visit your mother this Mother’s Day since train and flight services are not in operation due to the COVID-19 lockdown, you can surprise her by planning a virtual party.

You can also pen a few lines for your mother, recall your unforgettable bonds and recite the poem or letter. It will surely bring a smile on her face. You can also make a video call and wish her.

Dedicate a song

If your mother loves listening to the radio, dedicate a song by calling a local radio station. On Mother’s Day, radio stations hold several shows and even connect children with their mothers. How about asking the radio jockey to connect you to your mother and allow you to express your feelings live on air?

Create a video collage

Look for old pictures of yours with your mother and make a video collage. You can add some of your mom's favourite songs.



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