Calling upon teachers to constantly update their knowledge to keep up with the latest trends in society, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said that a teacher must teach with a clean mind and heart and not reflect personal matters in teaching.

Parsekar was addressing teachers at a training programme organised by State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) for newly-recruited government primary school teachers on “Methods and Techniques of Teaching English” at Porvorim, Goa on Monday.

Secretary for Education Nila Mohanan, director of Education Gajanan Bhat and chairman of Vasantrao Dempo Education and Research Foundation Shrinivas Dempo were also present on the occasion.

A memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed on the occasion between the Education department and Vasantrao Dempo Education and Research Foundation. Shrinivas Dempo informed that under the ‘Dempo Satya Bharati Rural School Project’ two government primary schools each from Pernem and Sanguem are adopted.

“The foundation will combine its strengths and resources with government to actualise a common dream enabling Indian children to realise their personal potential through optimised access to relevant and vibrant education,” he told.

Secretary for Education Nila Mohanan and director of Education Gajanan Bhat also spoke on the occasion.