The last year 2020 has brought a major change in our education system and as the new year, 2021 commenced the need to bring a renewed balance to our education system was a much-needed step. The Policy Times in collaboration with Shiv Nadar University, an institution for eminence in Northern India’s education scenario in a bid to bring rebalance in the education system organized World Education Conference 2021 a three days program held during 2 pm -8 pm(IST) from January 15-17,2021 daily.
The third and last session was the Valedictory session on the topic “Education – Future Forward 2025 Vision” from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm. The chief guest of the session was Gen (Dr.) V K Singh, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC, Ex-Chief of Indian Army & Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India. This last session of the last day was chaired by Dr P. Sekhar, Chairman, Global Smart Cities Panel & Unleashing India.
This session was followed by a valedictory address by the Chief Guest Gen (Dr.) V K Singh, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC, Ex-Chief of Indian Army & Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, appreciating the idea of the learner and teacher model he shared the idea of producing education to people who can read and write. He mentioned, “Something which is wider, which allows you to ensure that you produce education to institutions and enlighten human beings”.
Bringing the National Education Policy he said, “They should convert the policy into some achievable goal for it. It’s okay to lay down the policy. You have a policy, but if you don’t have the goal how do you achieve it?” he also put the idea of how an educational institution needs to do holistic development of a person who enters that institution.
There are so many valuable and remarkable points that resurfaced today in the last day of WEC2021 with very renowned and eminent speakers Prof. (Dr) Rupamanjari Ghosh, Vice-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University, UP, and Prof. Ujjwal K Chowdhury, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Adamas University. Prof. Ghosh made her point very clear and reachable. In her insights, we grasped the idea that the post-pandemic national and international industry and academia for that we need great innovation. Higher education should drive not only to meet industry needs or technological advancement but produce competent leaders and great resources-both financial and intellectual resources. Higher education should nurture the hope of a sustainable world.
What we achieved from Prof.Chowdhury’s suggestions towards the policymakers that we need the NEP roadmap, and this needs to be customized in every level of education from Pre-primary to University. The second point in his speech is the digital divide needs to be bridged in an emergency mode both by the Government and corporate CSR and by the civil society. The third is the digital transformation of campuses is compulsory, and lastly, it’s a need to adopt the idea of shared capital among institutions and schools.
Finally, the three days magnificent event came to an end with a Vote of Thanks by Mr Akram Hoque, Founder Editor, The Policy Times.
This educational conference was supported by educational institutes and several other organizations across India and it was only realized to the way it was conducted by all of their humble co-operation. The proud partners of WEC 2021 are East India’s best private university – Adamas University, Kolkata; Haryana’s best engineering college – Mewat Engineering College; Best technical institute of Malegaon – Maulana Mukhtar Ahmad Nadvi Technical Campus (MMANTC), one of India’s philanthropic business families – Hamdard National Foundation (HECA) and Business & Employment Bureau (BEB Delhi) supported by Hamdard National Foundation (HECA), Rajasthan’s Sunrise University in Alwar, Al-Ameen Mission; empowering poor and backward minority section of the society;education innovator, Smart Study Platform, Board Room Solutions providers – iTeltronics Pvt Ltd,
leading manufacturer, packager, marketer of incense sticks and perfumes in India – Rocket Agarbatty Company and Anees Classes which has been providing Education Service to thousands of students for over 29 years.