The vision and dreams of the noble persons Late Bhai Gobind Singh Ji Pasricha, Late Sardar Hukam Singh Ji (Ex-Speaker Lok Sabha and Ex-Governor Rajasthan) and late Sardar Gian Singh Ji Rai resulted in the foundation of the institution on the name of Great Guru Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji,
Guru Nanak College of Education for Women Kapurthala in 1966.
Motto of the institution is:
“Truth is High but Still Higher is Truthful living.”
In today’s materialistic world of turmoil and chaos, the need of the hour is to follow the teachings of The Great Guru. Our institution whole heartedly follows and is committed to the path shown by Him. We groom our students in a way that they adopt and follow teachings of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji in their lives.
It is really an occasion to be proud of that our college is celebrating the Golden Jubilee (1966-2016) of its establishment this year. I am indeed very happy to extend my felicitation on this happy occasion with a prayer that the institution will continue to serve the nation in the field of Teacher Education. As I reminisce over the 50 glorious years of existence and growth of our institution, my heart fills with love, admiration and pride for the fertile soil which the college provides to the students.
The institution is affiliated with Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar, recognized by NCTE and accredited by NAAC. It not only serves the cause of women education in the area and makes them self- reliant but also develops competencies in future teachers along with commitment.
The institution is managed by Montgomery Guru Nanak Educational Trust Jalandhar. This pioneering trust has been doing yeoman’s service in the field of education since 1922 by providing quality education and many of the Montgomerians enjoy a place of pride in the society.
We are fortunate enough to be guided and supported by great M.G.N. icons Retd. Major Charanjit Singh Ji Rai (Worthy Chairman), Retd. Col. Daljit Singh Ji Anand (Virtuous Vice Chairman) and S. Sudarshan Singh Ji Bains (Honorable Secretary) who have become a symbol of guide, strive and lead the institution to the zenith in the field of education. They are always a source of inspiration and motivation for us.
Dear readers, teachers are at the heart of the educational process, working today for better world tomorrow. Teachers make a difference because they shape the future. It is right when Swami Vivekananda reminds the role of teacher. To him, “Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man.” He wants to establish that knowledge is inherent in man and the only duty of the teacher is the removal of obstruction by clearing the way. He is to unveil the hidden treasure within the pupil in the right way. To him the only true teacher is he who can convert himself as it were into a thousand persons at a moment’s notice. A true teacher could come down to the level of the students and could see the students in himself and that teacher could but follow the profession of teaching and nothing else.
It is worth to quote the letter of Abraham Lincoln to the teacher of his son,
“Teach him to have faith in his own ideas… Teach him to close his ears to howling mob and to stand and fight, if he thinks right. Teach him always to have sublime faith in mankind.”
“A teacher affects eternity, he can never tell where his influence stops.” These words of Henry Brooks Adams sum up the relationship between teacher and pupil.
It is a matter of great satisfaction and encouragement that the institution is able to achieve these objectives. The institution facilitates the process of knowledge construction and helps the pupil teachers to become independent thinkers capable of facing the challenges of profession as well as of life. Instead of imparter of knowledge they are trained to be the facilitators of conditions which help the learner in the process of knowledge construction, to explore, observe, relate and thus learn on their own.
But contentment means plateau in progress which can result in great hindrance in reaching higher limits. For the institution ‘Sky is the only Limits’. I am sure that we will climb the stairs of success still higher in the years to come.
Wish you all the very best.
May God bless all of us.
Mrs. Manjit Kaur