Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) has started preparing for the launch of Smart Classes Concept in its schools and training of teachers for the same and a special budget has been set for smart classes this year, Lucknow Mayor Sanyukta Bhatia said on Wednesday.
It was inaugurated by Lucknow Mayor Sanyukta Bhatia who was the Chief Guest of the event.
Stating that parents are the “real mentors” who must develop an atmosphere at home to nurture brilliance among the children, the Mayor in her address said: “Working hard is the responsibility of students whereas guiding them is the responsibility of guardians and teachers.”
“Teachers and students skilled with latest technologies such as machine learning, automation, robotics, artificial intelligence, cyber security, cloud computing, will get better results,” she said.
“Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) has started preparing for the launch of Smart Classes Concept in its schools and training of teachers for the same…Along with this, the amount used in smart city projects and other schemes can be used if needed. Our effort is to ensure that Smart Classes are being implemented in the Corporation Schools as soon as possible,” the Mayor added.
While speaking on ‘Blended Learning: exploring transformative potential in Higher Education’, Ramesh Mishra, Secretary, Higher Education, Government of Uttar Pradesh, said, “It defines the importance of coordination between various aspects important for imparting quality education to youth. Such an education will not only help the youth to build a better future but also help the nation to develop.”
Also, speaking on the occasion was noted educationist and Founder-Manager of City Montessori School, Lucknow, Dr Jagdish Gandhi. He referred education as one of the most important parameters for development of a country or society.
“Education aims to develop the human creativity which is latent in nature. It also helps in nurturing analytical abilities, will power and competency among the students.”
Selva Kumari J, District Magistrate, Etawah, Government of Uttar Pradesh, said, “In Etawah, we have decided to impart dignified education to every student. For this, we have taken care of certain factors so that the students do not feel socially or emotionally disrupted.
“We have tried to improve the infrastructure of Government schools in the district through wall paintings and by constructing the toilets proper seating arrangements for students during lunch,” the District Magistrate added.
The conclave was organised by Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd, the premier media and technology research organisation of Asia and Middle East, to showcase the educational initiatives in Uttar Pradesh leading the state towards prospective education hub of India.
Among those who received the highest honours for innovation and best practices in the field of education were Kumari J and Rampur’s District Magistrate Mahendra Bahadur Singh.
Apart from them, the founders of City Montessori School, Dr Jagdish Gandhi and Dr Bharti Gandhi were awarded with Lifetime Achievement Award. Lucknow Public School’s Founder-Manager SP Singh was awarded with the Innovation in Education Award.
The conclave also witnessed presentations from the senior officials of various industries including Eink Holdings, Havik Software Technologies, HP Inc, Vawsum Schools Pvt Ltd and Indiannica Learning Pvt Ltd among others.