As we at Elets get together to witness the 5th annual edition of the World Education Summit (WES), I am taken back into time to the year 2011 when the first edition of the summit was graced by none other than late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. A true patron of education, the presence of Dr Kalam had indeed been an enlightening, showing us the way to continue our efforts in the field of education. Acknowledging the work Elets is doing in the field of education, Dr Kalam had lauded our efforts and platform.
WES has grown in stature in the last few years with growing participation not only from within the country but across the globe too. This year, the 5th edition of WES is seeing participation from Australia, Oman, Canada, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Dubai along with 170 leading school Principals, 60 Vice Chancellors of Universities, 50 Directors of Engineering Colleges and more than 25 Government Functionaries.
The journey in the last four years has seen the education sector undergo a paradigm shift. As we discuss and deliberate on the growing trends and technologies shaping the education sector, Elets and digitalLearning magazine has been doing its bit in bridging the divide between the key stakeholders and also providing an elaborate platform for the industry and the academia to connect and converge.
WES 2015 aims to make the summit more than an event by building a strong community around it and providing various business and networking opportunities for the government, education leaders, private sector & civil society organisations. Knowledge sharing collaboration within the country and beyond the Indian soil is integral for the growth of the education sector. And taking forward the objective of knowledge sharing of the digitalLearning magazine, WES will be making its international foray in November 2015. WES Dubai will bring together education stakeholders from across the globe, transcending education barriers.
I hope this two-day summit and deliberations at Delhi will culminate into concrete suggestions that will further transform the education gamut in the country.