Data User’s Training/Workshop for Senior Secondary Teachers of AJMER (17-19 April, 2011)


Dr. M. Sudhakar, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Earth Sciences Dr. Sudhakar touched upon several issues in his key note address to the participants. Such as: • Environmentalism in Hindu mythology. Its significance as stated in the Vedas, the Vedanta’s, the Puranas, the Upanishads, the Dharmashastras and other scholarly works.
• He talked of the significance of Guru through all our shastras and why we should look up to our gurus.
• He spoke of the wind and solar energy sector in Rajasthan.
• Dr. Sudhakar ended his talk by saying about the data usage by teachers in classroom teaching for the welfare of mankind. Data in its various forms and usage was a gift of the 21st century.
• Dr. M Sudhakar, Advisor, Ministry of Earth Sciences. • Dr. P. Nag, Director National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organization, Chairman, Capacity Building Committee, Natural Resources Data Management System (DST). • Shri Suresh Kumar, Deputy Director, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. • Dr. Smita Sengupta, Professor, IIT Mumbai. • Dr. K. B. Rath, Principal, Regional Institute of Education, Ajmer, Rajasthan.Dr. S. Palria, Prof. Department of Environmental Studies, Maharishi Dayanand University, Ajmer, Rajasthan. • Dr. N. Prasad, Treasurer, LIGHTS.
• Smt. Shreya Dalwadi, Architect-Town Planner, Vadodra, Gujarat.
• Smt. Alice Garg, Founder Secretary, Bal Rashmi Society, Jaipur.
• Dr. S. Srinivasan, Medical Practitioner, Apollo, New Delhi.
• Dr. K.B. Garg, Professor (Emeritus), Department of Physics, Rajasthan University.
• Prof. (Dr.) Saraswati Raju, CSRD, JNU, New Delhi.
• Mrs. Sulagna Chattopadhyay, President, LIGHTS; Editor, Geography n You.
No. of teachers trained- 55
No. of students/others- 40
• 1 Bag
• 1 Folder
• 1 Pen
• Itinerary of “National Level Data Users’ Seminar”.
• Handbook I- GIS and GPS
• Handbook II- Disaster Management and Issues related to Women and Children.
• Handbook III- Renewable Energy
• DVD comprising- 1. GIS manual, 2. QGIS programme, 3. The 3 handbooks, 4. A mapping book published by DST.
• Akshay Urja, G n Y and Bhugol Aur Aap Magazines.
• Calendars
• Feedback Forms
• Participation Certificates duly signed by Chairman, Capacity Building Committee, NRDMS, DST, Govt. of India
• Relieving Certificate duly signed by the Convenor.
• GIS Lab Work- Dr. Smita Sengupta & Dr. S. Palria. • Popularization of Mapping, Remote Sensing & GIS- Dr. P. Nag. • GPS Training at Pushkar with Dr. S. Palria, Dr. S. Raju and Mrs. Sulagna Chattopadhyay. • GIS Training- Dr. Smita Sengupta.
• Social Statistics in India- Shri. S.Suresh Kumar
• Renewable Energy in India- Dr. N.Prasad presented the paper of Dr.N.P.Singh.
• Self-Sufficiency through Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient building designs- Smt. Shreya Dalwadi.
• Renewable Energy Experiences from Rural Rajasthan- Smt. Alice Garg.
• Solar Power in India- Prof. K.B.Garg.
• Energy, Environment and Development: Socio-Economic Study of Wind Power in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan- Mrs. S.Chattopadhyay.
• Adolescents Health data with special reference to the Girl Child- Dr.S.Srinivasan, Ministry of Women and Child Development
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