Educate all to contribute to nation building and that is the true purpose of education, said General Dr VK Singh, MoS (Independent Charge) for Statistics and Programme Implementation, MoS for External Affairs and MoS for Overseas Indian Affairs, at Education Leader’s Summit 2015 in New Delhi.
Emphasising on educating a child, he said, “A good education system develops the mind of a child towards progress, nationalism and social development. Children must be allowed to think, analyse, debate, react and come up with their own conclusion.”
He further added, “Change is a new constant and it is required for nation building. Students should be nourished with this thought process and teachers should adapt to such changes. The wholesome development of a child or a person is very important for nation building and progress. As a nation, we need to create educated and creative personalities.”
The two-day Education Leader’s Summit 2015, held on December 10-11, was organised by Educomp Foundation, the CSR division of Educomp Solutions Ltd, India’s largest education company to discuss and consolidate the best ideas in education delivery, content and pedagogy practices.
In his address, Shantanu Prakash, Trustee, Educomp Foundation said, “Being the largest education economy in the world, India has a shortage of financial capital that can cater to the large population having no access to education. There is not only a dearth of quality schools and institutes but also quality teachers. Nearly six lakh teachers position in schools are vacant in the country. Now we have to think where our nation stands in terms of giving and producing quality educators and students.”
He added, “Through this summit, we are looking forward to leading educators and best minds in the field to deliberate over these challenges and come up with solutions that begin to address some of these critical issues.”
Over two-days, a series of sessions were held and issues such as future trends in education; regulatory regimes and their impact; managing schools successfully; new pedagogical approaches to learning; the potential and the threat of the internet and other such key subjects that the industry is facing today, were explored and discussed by eminent personalities and domain experts.
In a largest ever event of its kind, over 300 school principals/leads, educators and domain experts from private sector, civil society and the Government, across the country were in attendance at the summit.