Don Bosco To Hold Nat'l Conference on Feb 13, 14

Published: 29th January 2015 05:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th January 2015 05:58 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Don Bosco School of Excellence will be hosting a national conference titled ‘Educators For Change’ on February 13 and 14. The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for change makers to interact with the crowd and exchange ideas on making the education system in the country better. “Educators are agents of change, and bear the responsibility of shaping young minds in a progressive right direction.

This conference will deliberate key changes in curriculum, pedagogy and monitoring mechanisms that schools in India require to bring out the best in the present generation and equip them to be leaders for the next,” said Dr Manickasamy, Principal, Kendriya Vidyalaya, HVF Avadi.


The two-day conference will be held on the birth centenary of the patron, Don Bosco, and the topics that will be discussed will range from education and technology to inclusion in education and curriculums for the future and achieving the Right to Education Act.

There will also be a panel discussion on autonomy, creativity and equity in school education, government policies as  enabling agents of change, skill sets for professional education and career, and equity in education. Prof M S Swaminathan, founder and chairman, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation; Lakshmi Narayanan, vice chairman, Cognizant Technology Solutions; Rev Fr Thomas V Kunnunkal S J, Research Director, Indian Social Institute, New Delhi; Dr K Ramnarayan, vice chancellor, Manipal University; G Viswanathan, founder and chancellor, VIT University; N Ram, Director, The Hindu Group of Publications; Prof Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics, Centre for Economic Studies & Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; and Sashi Kumar, chairman, Media Development Foundation, will be addressing the gathering.

“This event is a tribute to our visionary educator-saint.  The purpose of this conference is to create awareness and stir their passion for the future that will prepare the way for our students to think, leap and be the change makers they want to be. We hope that this conference will make a mark in a way that our discussion translates to execution,” said Rev Fr John Alexander, Rector, Don Bosco School.

This conference is open to all school principals, correspondents, headmasters, professors and teachers of Matriculation, CBSE, ICSE, IGSE and other Boards, Policymakers and Government Officials.     

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