CHENNAI: The SBIOA Educational Trust conducted a national seminar on Challenges in School Education recently, which aimed at providing a platform for the eminent in the field of education to voice their views and concern with the hope of arriving at policy decisions that can be presented as a paper for the decisions makers to act on.
The inaugural address was given by Padma Bhushan N Vittal, IAS, former CVC. He called upon the teachers to create an interest in learning and to put themselves in a constant learning mode. He quoted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rise to power and his background and his strategies, which he attributed to his schooling. He called for teachers to be role models. He expected teachers to help in skill development, praising the uniqueness of the SBIOA Educational Group. It was the case of Lakshmi (SBI) creating Saraswathi (Schools).
In the keynote address Victor Louis Anthuvan, economist, LIBA, Chennai, traced the achievement of India in comparison to America. He called on schools to transform themselves so that evils of society such as child labour, poverty be removed. He expected schools to help the students in critical thinking so that they are a challenge to their teachers.
A souvenir was released by K Bhavani Sankar, treasurer, SBIOA Educational Trust and the first copy was received by Alfred Devaprasad, president and CEO, Alpha Group of Institution, an alumnus.