The Teachers' Day is observed in the nation on 5 th of September to commemorate Dr.
PDPU celebrates this day by felicitating some renowned teachers who have made a
great impact in society and academia. School of Liberal Studies coordinated the
event for Teachers' Day celebration of 2017. Academicians and scholars from various
elds were felicitated. Dr. H L Trivedi a legendary gure in the eld of medical science
and transplantation science who founded Institute of Kidney Diseases & Research
Centre and Dr. H. L. Trivedi Institute of Transplantation Sciences, a Padma Shri, Sri
Mansukh Salla former principal of Lok Bharti, Sanosara and eminent academician of
Gandhian philosophy who is also a known literary gure, Prof. Anjana Vyas a pioneer
in the eld of Urban Development and Geomatics education and former dean at
CEPT, Mr. Saumya Joshi a young iconic gure and renowned theatre artist and script
writer of Bollywood were felicitated for their immense and impactful contribution to
education, research, arts and society at large.
Dr. Nigam Dave the Director of School of Liberal Studies gave the welcome address
where he stressed the role of School of Liberal Studies and Pandit Deendayal
Petroleum University at large in bringing about a revolution in the eld of education.
He also stressed that because of the efforts of the teachers and students of PDPU, it
has gone to international level and is on the path of getting more and more
recognitions worldwide. The Director General of PDPU, Dr. T. K. Reddy presented the
teachers with a shawl and a scroll written in their honour. The Director General also
stressed the importance of teachers for national building and motivated the teachers
to carry out research and indulge in knowledge creation. Prof. N R Dave the advisor to
PDPU graced the occasion and inspired everyone for the programme.
The guests enlightened the audience on various aspects. Dr. H L Trivedi's speech
which was read out talked about the importance of research, dedication and
working for making a change. He also told how good institutes can make impact in
education and society. Shri Manukhbhai Salla talked about the importance of
Literature and Humanities at large in education. He stressed the importance of
studying humanities for all branches. He also talked about the children education
because it is instrumental in shaping the society. Prof. Anjana Vyas talked about the
essential qualities of a good teacher and the challenges a teacher faces. She
advised students and faculties to take up projects, eld work etc. for the cause of