5 September 2019
HDFC Bank today launched a manual of innovative teaching ideas called Navachar Pustika. Navachar Pustika (Innovations Handbook), is a compilation of innovative teaching ideas contributed by teachers themselves. These zero cost, high impact ideas are part of HDFC Bank’s ‘Teaching-the-Teacher’ (3T) programme under #Parivartan, the umbrella CSR of then Bank. The 3T programme is run in partnership with Sri Aurobindo Society.
“Teachers are an important part of the Nation building process for it is education that creates the most significant impact in the overall economic and social development of society,”said Ms. AshimaBhat, Group Head – Corporate Social Responsibility, HDFC Bank. “The Teaching-the-Teachers (3T) programme under Parivartan, we believe, makes education more contemporary and dynamic by involving teachers to think of innovative ways of imparting knowledge in class rooms. The Innovation Handbook thus becomes a reference manual for teachers across India to use ideas that involve zero cost but are high impact. This one-of-its-kind initiative is a part of the Bank’s sustained endeavour to be a catalyst for change or ‘Parivartan’ and create a positive impact in the lives of the local populace.”
No. of teachers trained in Chandigarh: 3,224,No. of ideas submitted: 1,683, No. of schools in Chandigarh implementing the idea: 319,No. of students benefitting from programme in Chandigarh: 35,500
Under 3T, more than 15.20 Lakh teachers across 17 states and 4 Union teritories have been trained by inviting ideas from them, and implementing the selected ideas in schools to improve the quality of education. This programme has already benefitted more than 1.6 crore students across 1.87Lakh Government schools.
The top 35 participating teachers were invited to the training workshop on Zero Investment Innovation in Education in Chandigarh. The innovation manual for city was launched by chief guest His excellency Shri V.P. Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh in the presence of HDFC Bank officials Ms.NusratPathan, Head of CSR; Mr.Vineet Arora, Branch Banking Head – North; Ms.JasmeetSial, Zonal Head, Government and Institutional Business; and Mr.Sambrant Sharma,Member – Executive, Sri Aurobindo Society along with other senior bank officials. Ideas submitted by the teachers are attached in the separate document.