All India Secondary Teachers? Federation (AISTF) organised a symposium in Delhi on World Teachers? Day, i.e. on October 5. The theme of the symposium was ?Quality Teachers for Quality Education?. The debate covered five vital aspects of the teaching profession including status, training, career, working conditions and social dialogue. The speakers were of the unanimous opinion that some measures had to be implemented without further delay to attract, recruit and retain qualified teaching personnel. Shri Surendra Shrama, president, AISTF called upon the teachers to become fully accountable towards the children, profession, parents, colleagues, management and community. Talking about the recruitment of some part-time teachers, para-teachers and contract or guest teachers by government, he asked, ?What type of education do we hope to give with such callousness? What type of character will emerge from this mess? Is this the way we are going to call our world as value-based?