IPEC 2017 reveals the secrets of ‘generating happy minds through edn’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 28 Nov 2017 09:25:15


Staff Reporter,

The 6th edition of International Principals’ Education Conference (IPEC) 2017 started from Monday at Chitnavis Centre. About 450 principals across the country are attending the same

FOCUSING on the need of creating a fearless atmosphere in schools and upholding the values of original ideas to spread happiness among children, the 6th International Principals’ Education Conference (IPEC) 2017 rolled off to an impressive start on Monday at Chitnavis Centre.
The very first day made the academicians think of creative ways to ‘generate happy minds through education’, which is the theme of the conference.

The IPEC 2017, organised jointly by South Point School and Royal Gondwana Public School, was formally inaugurated at the hands of Rajya Sabha MP Ajay Sancheti.
In his inaugural address, Sancheti said, “Happiness is a natural phenomenon. Parents play an important role in child development, therefore, they only can make their child happy in a natural way.”

Rajesh Ghai, Managing Director of Sunflower Publishers Pvt Ltd and Tychee Publishing; C P Viswanath, CEO of Karadi Path; Deaven Dasture, Director of South Point School and Royal Gondwana Public School; Vijay Phanshikar, Editor of ‘The Hitavada’ and Principal Advisor of IPEC; Dr Mrunalini Dasture, Principal of South Point School, Omkar Nagar and Convenor of IPEC 2017; Dr Rasika Dasture, Principal of South Point School and Co-Convenor of IPEC 2017 also shared dais.

Ghai expressed the need to make children creative and adaptable. “Being creative means to have original ideas that have values. To achieve this goal, country needs creative teachers. There is no school in the country that is better than its teachers. Teachers are the lifeline of the success of schools. This is the reason, teachers should play their role as mentor to inspire students and bring happiness in their life,” he said.

Principal Advisor of IPEC, Phanshikar used a novel and interesting way to simplify the conference theme. He recited the poem of Gurudeo Ravindranath Tagore... “Where the mind is without fear and the head held high; Where knowledge is free; Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls...,” to drive home his point.

In her introductory speech, Dr Mrunalini Dasture pointed out that the 6th edition of IPEC has been aimed at working out a strategy so that schooling should not be a boring experience for children and they should not feel burden of studies.
“This conference would also keep with its tradition of focusing on issues concerning the stress factor in education and formulating strategies to make learning process a fun,” she added.

Earlier, a message from Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishing success to the IPEC 2017 was read out.
An audio visual message of Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, Ganga Development and Rejuvenation, who was to inaugurate the conference, was also played during the inaugural session.

Advisors and members of scrutiny committee of IPEC 2017 including; noted paediatrician Dr Rajiv Mohta; founder President of J.K.Education Society and founder Principal of modern School, Neeru Kapai; founder Principal of MSB Educational Institute, Dr Raziya Husain; Principal of Ira International, Reena Dargan; Principal of Poddar International School, Dr Mini Deshmukh; founder Principal of Narayana Vidyalayam, Mala Chembath; Head Master of Saraswati Vidyalaya High School and Junior College, S Praburaman; Chartered Accountant, Girish Deodhar; Dr Arnawaz Havewala; Savita Khanna from Delhi; Mukta Chatterjee; Dr Kanchan Naidu, Dr Satish Sule were felicitated with memento on this occasion.

Samta Vasudeva, HOD of South Point School and Knakia Anand, Supervisor of The Royal Gondwana Public School, conducted the proceedings.
Shraddha Kelapure, Head Mistress of South Point Primary School, Omkar Nagar proposed a vote of thanks.
The inaugural session was followed by key note speeches.