A Seminar on Value Education was organized by Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Memorial, Vadodara for Principals and Teachers of English Medium Schools of Vadodara on 21st August, 2012 as a part of the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Swami Vivekananda. It was inaugurated by Dr (Smt) Mrunalini Devi Puar, Chancellor, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. She shared her personal experience of teaching life with the teaching community saying that her unforgettable movement of life was when Dr. A P J Abdul kalam while receiving Ph.d. degree awarded by the Maharaja sayajirao University of Baroda from her
hands remarked that of all the Ph.d. degree received by him, that one was Special because he was receiving it from the hands of a teacher.
Shri Mahendrabhai Jani, Director of Vivekananda Vidyapith, New Jersery USA shared his valuable experiences related to Value Education and the secret of his success. Dr S P Chaudhary, District Education Officer, Vadodara stressed on the urgent necessary of imparting Value Education in all the Educational institutions. The participants were given practical suggestions of introducing value education in their own schools and they were also requested to motivate the students to participate in the State Level written Quiz Competition organised by Ramakrishna Mission. The participants departed from the Ashrama premises with satisfaction and a gift packet of books on Value Education.
Another seminar on Value Education was organised on 22nd August for Gujarati Medium Schools of Vadodara. This was inaugurated by Prof. Yogesh Singh, Vice-chancellor, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, who in his inspiring speech said that Swami Vivekananda brought back self-confidence and pride in our motherland, which we had lost through slavery of centuries. The participants responded warmly to the
practical suggestions given to them for introducing value education in their educational institutions based on the ideas of Swami Vivekananda. They were all gifted books related to value education.