Punjab

An unique girls college in Punjab where “Each One Teach One” is the golden rule

May 17, 2017 06:20 PM

Punajb News Express/Pardeep Luthra
GURDASPUR (Punjab): Baba Aya Singh riarki girls college has set an unique example of self governance and discipline while strictly adhering to the cultural ethos.

Deep in the interior of Riaki belt in Gurdaspur district, is a girls college whose students not only hit the merits in education but also in the religious studies year after the year. They also take care of the college ‘s management right from the sweeping floor to principal and conducting examinations their selves . And if that wasn’t enough, every year each student voluntarily plants tree.

On the bank of upper bari doab (UBDC) canal in Tugalwal village in the district the girls college not only imparting the best education but also providing moral, ethical, discipline , social and religious values.

The college was started with a 14 girl students in 1974 on the 15 acre land , in all these 3500 students to take care of .Only five teachers had been recruited in the college for difference subjects who teach the BA Final Girls and each teacher gives lecture to a group of students, who further in turn give lectures to their fellow students BA II and BA I classes respectively.

Fulfilling their principle aim each one teach one brilliant students teach junior students so that college never felt the need of more teachers. The college has only two clerks to look after the college account and students have been imparted training to everything by themselves.

Principal Swaran Singh Virk, who was also a student of once a time school, said that college charge “ real expenditure” incurred on the Hostel students. For the Hostel students the charges are Rs . 6500 annually and Free education is being imparted to the BA I.II and III and BCA I II and III classes.

Emphasizing, the character building of the girl students , principal Virk said ” we haven’t made education a trade and impart basic and real education and try to make students face the grim realities of outer world” as they sweep their class room and make the food for hostlers mate.

There is no discrimination on the basis caste , race and religion as the college celebrates festivals of all religions and students of all walk of life participate in it . Being a Sikh populated area, the students from Hindu, Muslim and Christian communities also studying here and they have liberty to perform their religious rituals in the college independently.

An eleven member students committee headed by a secretary , takes all important like admissions, exams, fee structure, expenses and other day to day problems . The members are elected by slap voting and other students accept them.

At present ,where as the whole country indulge into the menace of mass copying in the examinations, the college is free from this mal practice as its students are not believe in the malpractices during in the examinations . They had collected Rs. 20 thousand from the students of this institution for those persons who can caught any student while copying in the examinations and this purpose GNDU and PSEB were not bother to deploy full staff for annual examinations. Only a superintendent, an invigilator and a clerk were deployed on the duty .

The staff deployed on such examinations duty are duly satisfied with behavior of the students as the students distribute the answer sheet before the commencing the examination and distribute the question papers also. The students were not allow to write a word after the finishing of time. During the examination , the doors of the examination centre remain open any body from the outside can check the centre. During this period no one managed to get the prize of Rs. 20,000.

The college has its own solar system, dairy farm and gobar gas plant where the students work themselves . The people popularly call the college as Shanti Niketan in Punjab.

Madhya Pradesh Government presented Mahatam Gandhi National award Rs. 10 Lakh to the college on the eve to Republic Day 2017.Punjab Government presented Life Time Achievement Award. Jalandhar Door Darshan Kendra Punj Pani award, Nehru Sidhant Kenrda presented Pt. Nehru . Airtel communication presented award of Rs. 2 lakh, Punjab government presented State award. And so many awards were given to the college for self governance, education, moral, ethical, discipline , social and religious values .

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