Southern Command Conducts Educators’ Conclave 2023
The two-day long Educators’ Conclave organised by Southern Command concluded on 25 August 2023. The Chief Guest of the Command Principals’ Meet 2023- Lt Gen Ajai Kumar Singh AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM GOC-in-C Southern Command, shared his vision on the role of educators as architects of future. He emphasised on utilizing the present Amrit Kaal of our nation to transform the education system by promoting technical prowess along with spiritual and cultural well-being of the youth. He stressed upon the pivotal role played by Indian Knowledge System and Cultural Ethos in preserving and promoting national growth and prosperity.
Lt Gen Manjit Kumar, Chief of Staff, HQ Southern Command was the guiding force behind the success of this collaborative summit of leaders from different walks of life. In accordance with NEP 2020 many breakthrough developments undertaken by Army Welfare Education Society (AWES) were introduced namely clubbing of Army Pre Primary Schools and Army Public Schools, establishment of Faculty Development & Research Centre (FDRC) South to facilitate Training Programmes. The intellectual repositories put together during the course of two days, significantly supported the school leaders in crafting a compendium of action-oriented frameworks to promulgate holistic, inclusive and technology driven school education.
The transformative initiative aimed to mentor school leaders to enable them in fostering a culture of excellence in their respective schools through mutual-cooperation and innovation in education. Prof M.K. Sridhar, Founder-Chancellor Chanakya University, Member Drafting Committee (NEP 2020), Member National Curriculum Framework Committee emphasised on the role of school heads in smooth transition of the education system by incorporating the provisions of NEP 2020 and National Curriculum Framework. Swami Shrikantananda ji, Head Ramakrishna Mathh, called for optimising the education system by relating it with Indian Knowledge System and Cultural Ethos. Through his inspiring words he highlighted that spirituality, inner growth and self-knowledge was the ultimate goal of education.
Mrs Deepti Sawhney, CEO Mahattattva, enlightened the gathering on adopting futuristic leadership approaches that are consistent with the digital age. She stressed on the impact of digital technology in making classrooms interactive and engaging. CBSE perspective on the implementation and execution aspects of the NEP 2020 was presented by Ms. Shweta Moon from the Centre of Excellence, CBSE.
The visionary agenda of the meet was to work cohesively and consistently to build a holistic, all-inclusive and vibrant education system which enables our students to thrive in the 21st century and beyond. The legacy of this fruitful collaboration will continue to inspire and guide school leaders in enhancing the educational landscape.