HT Education Summit: Focus on Technology-Based Education | Latest India News

The inaugural edition of the Hindustan Times Education Summit (HTES) is due to kick off on Wednesday, bringing together policy makers, members of civil society and stakeholders from government and business sector to exchange ideas and engage a dialogue for a better future of the Indian education system. .

The summit, whose theme is “Education Meets Innovation: The Benefits of Technology”, is being held at a time when the education sector is experiencing significant changes amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The theme is derived from the “new normal” – a technology-driven approach to education – ushered in by the pandemic.

HTES will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to discuss, analyze and understand the large-scale impact of these changes.

The event will be led by an inaugural address by the Union Minister of State (MoS) for Education, Subhas Sarkar. Union Minister for Science and Technology (Independent Charge) Jitendra Singh will then deliver a keynote address followed by exclusive sessions with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his Chhattisgarh counterpart Bhupesh Baghel .

Highlights of the event’s programming include interactive sessions on a variety of topics including “knowledge-based learning versus skill-based learning”, the role of technology in empowering teachers and how to make education more inclusive.

During his address, Chouhan will talk about the growth story of Madhya Pradesh. “Education is the channel by which not only individuals, but also societies, can improve and enhance their condition. The growth of a person is not possible without the growth of his state of mind and perspective. , which is only achievable through good education. This is what we aspire to offer to every child in Madhya Pradesh. I look forward to participating in the HTES to let everyone know the story of MP’s growth attendees of this prestigious event,” he said.

Baghel said the summit will help highlight the crucial role of education in nation building. “As a son of the land, my dream is to ensure that every student has access to the best possible education. I believe in the power of learning to create a brighter and more resurgent Chhattisgarh and our policies reflect this. I am happy that HT, through this summit, is helping to highlight the crucial role of education in nation building,” he said.

Dhuwarakha Sriram, Chief of YuWaah, Youth Development and Partnerships at UNICEF, said the summit will address crucial themes to ensure a steep growth curve for young people. “Skills are an important aspect of the development of adolescents and young people as active agents of social change, making them employable and particularly crucial to harnessing the demographic dividend. I am delighted to be part of the first HTES to discuss a topic that is close to my heart and which is so necessary to ensure the growth curve of young people and the country,” she said.

Other speakers include Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary, Department of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship; Ameeta Wattal, President and Executive Director Education, Innovations and Training, DLF Foundation Schools and Scholarship Programs; and Shyama Chona, founding president of the Tamana Association.

The event will take place at the Hyatt Residency in New Delhi from 10:30 a.m. Visitors can go to to register.

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