Sahodaya Schools Tricity Complex launched its website in the presence of distinguished and venerated gathering of Educationists of the Tricity, leading professionals and dynamic Principals of over 80 Tricity Schools. This one-day conference on “Preparing 21st Century Educators” held at Hotel J.W. Marriott, Sector 35, Chandigarh on December 16, 2011 was presided over by Mr. Vineet Joshi, Honorable Chief Guest, Chairman, CBSE, New Delhi, Mr. Ashok Ganguly, Former Chairman, CBSE and other prominent educationists.
The coming together of 80 schools promises to be an exciting journey and is a significant development for the Education scenario in the Tricity. The Conference reflected the commitment of the School Leaders, Academic decision makers and Principals to the continued growth and development of education.
The Conference dwelled upon the need of the Indian Educational Sector to shed its isolation and play a vital role through its unique wealth of qualified professionals.
The Eminent Speakers Mr. Ashok Ganguly, Former Chairman, CBSE and Dr. Dheeraj Mehrotra at the Conference reasserted the need to provide schooling that fits every child and to support learning that suits the individual learner. Mr. Ashok Ganguly, in his impressive speech urged the principals to become the ‘Change Agents’, to focus on three pillars of learning and threw light on the six areas identified by Sahodaya. The 21st Century skills need to be embedded in the core skill areas. The formative years of the learner are most crucial. He made it clear that school environment should be conducive to nurture creativity in tricity schools.
Mrs. Sadhana Prashar, Director (Training) shared her hand-on experience of workshop across India with the delegates at the Conference. She asserted that the assessment tools have been revised, relooking and analyzing of data have been undertaken. She stressed that there is a philosophy behind CCE, which aims to bring conceptual clarity, aid the syllabus with feedback from the parent to make schools better institutions.
Honourable Chief Guest Shri Vineet Joshi, Chairman and Secretary CBSE, New Delhi in his felicitous speech lauded the effort of Sahodaya Schools Tricity Complex and spoke of Sahodaya Schools Complexes as an initiative by the CBSE to establish a cohesive collaborative school community which is working in focused areas such as Teacher Exchange and Development programmes, using Technological Tools in the delivery of Curriculum, promoting Global awareness with strong emphasis on projects connecting Educators and Classrooms following the CCE techniques.
Chairperson, Sahodaya Schools Tricity Complex, Mrs. Madhu Bahl in her welcome address thanked all the schools for their willingness to work as partners in the project. She stressed that the endeavour through Sahodaya Schools Tricity would be to broaden one’s knowledge, to learn to experience the power of collective team work and work with a positive attitude for the betterment of society. She stressed the need to remain committed towards providing Quality Education.
She thanked Shri Amit Gupta, CEO and Mr. Navin Joshi, Executive Vice President, S. Chand Group for their administrative support and feedback. S. Chand Publishers released their Annual Calendar during the conference at the august hands of Shri Vineet Joshi, Chairman, CBSE.
The other Board Members of Sahodaya Schools Tricity Principals, Dr. Rakesh Sachdeva, Secretary, Mr. Sanjay Sardana, Finance Secretary contributed their expertise to bring Sahodaya Tricity Complex to its eventual glory.
The Conference culminated with a Vote of Thanks by Mr. Krit Serai, Vice President, Sahodaya Tricity followed by a sumptuous lunch for all the delegates.