Prof. V. Sudhakar, Chairperson, CTE AMS
The College of Teacher Education Andhra Mahila Sabha is a pioneering leader in amalgamating quality education with spiritual formation geared towards moulding young hearts and minds in the way of love, unity peace and values – most needed in today’s world. The vision and mission of the college is to enlighten minds and illumine souls that bear ample fruit for the good of humanity.
The college has expanded its horizons since its inception in 1971 and presently offers various 2-year, one-year, 3-months programmes that are designed to suit various needs of children at different ages. The prime learning environment is five to nineteen years of age. I love to quote an ancient Greek teacher in this context who said
“Give me a child for seven years, afterwards, let God or Devil take the child. They cannot change the child.”This is the power of teachers and teacher educators. I am proud to undeniably say that this college has such talented and excellent teachers and researchers who are individually and collectively sowing seeds of righteousness in the heart of every individual who seeks admission into this college.
When the famous sculptor of Michelangelo created a beautiful statue, his friend said, “Out of a piece of stone you have created this beautiful statue”. The sculptor said, “This statue was already within the stone. I have not created it. All I have done is, I have chiselled off the undesirable pieces which were around the statue and which were masking the statue.” I think, friends, this is what is expected of a teacher. We teachers instead of stuffing students with more and more information should chisel them off unwanted qualities and should promote value-based holistic education in our society. Let us rock the world by teaching and reaching millions of people with our robust syllabi and lofty academic goals.