CHENNAI: Very similar to every part else, the largest schooling conclave, ThinkEdu, went digital this yr. Union minister for schooling Ramesh Pokhriyal, in his inaugural handle, elaborated on his imaginative and prescient for the Nationwide Schooling Coverage and the best way forward. He additionally spoke about how India was among the many only a few nations on the planet that did not let college students’ yr go waste.
“Even when the remainder of the world had foregone a yr, India ensured that its college students did not waste it. Round 33 crore college students got schooling on-line. Provisions had been made for many who could not come on-line by mediums like radio,” mentioned PokhriyaL TNIE Editorial Director Prabhu Chawla kicked off the ninth version of ThinkEdu, saying “This yr, now we have introduced illuminating discussions and conversations about new concepts from India’s most interesting thinkers — scientists, businessmen and storytellers.”
In a special session, Subhash Kak was in dialog with Indic scholar Dushyanth Sridhar and senior journalist Kaveree Bamzai. Kak spoke about how he sifted by varied layers of Sanskrit literature to seek out loads of topics, together with astronomy that had been misplaced for 1000’s of years. “It opened an entire new horizon to me,” he mentioned. S Vaidhyasubramaniam, Vice-Chancellor, SASTRA Deemed-to-be College was in dialog with Makarand Paranjape, Director, Indian Institute of Advance Research who spoke about Swami Vivekananda and AI changing human educating. “Swamiji is so essential as a result of he takes us past the concept of schooling being some form of livelihood coaching.”