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NDTV – Educomp come together for India’s First Pan India Education Awards 2017
New Delhi: India’s most favourite news channel NDTV and largest education company, Educomp joined hands to recognise and felicitate efforts made by schools, educators and administrators to impart quality education under multiple categories, across the country. Among the eminent jury and guests present at the ceremony were Mr. Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Sanjna Kapoor, Shantanu Prakash, Chairman & Managing Director at Educomp.
Conducted in stages across pan India, the Education Awards received over 1600 nominations from across all four zones – North, South, East and West. The awards were the culmination of a comprehensive assessment where at every regional round, winners were announced. The jury then shortlisted participants from the regional awards, who went on to compete at the national level where their performance was further assessed by the same jury of personalities, known for their contribution to education.
The jury panel consisted of Ashok Ganguly, Educationist & Former Chairman, CBSE; Abha Adams, Education Consultant; Lata Vaidyanathan, Director, TERI Prakriti School, Delhi; Pramath Raj Sinha, Founder & Trustee, Ashoka University, Founding Dean, ISB; Rupamanjari Ghosh, Vice-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University and Natasha Jog, Senior Anchor & Senior Editor, NDTV.
Speaking at the event, Mr. K V L Narayan Rao, Group CEO & Executive Vice Chairperson, NDTV said, “The NDTV – Educomp Education Awards focus on identifying educators and institutions who have gone out of their way to create excellence and set the benchmark in India’s education system. We are all here to celebrate such leaders and better the process of learning, as I truly believe that it is a lifelong process.”
Speaking at the event, Mr. Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi, said, “Quality education is the need of the hour in our country. Our prime focus for the last two years has been to ensure that education is imparted through creative learning method so that our kids can have a good understanding of them. Our education system has become a victim to time bound curriculum which in most cases means subjects are taught in haste and it’s not exactly knowledge sharing. We’re working to change that.”
Speaking about the initiative, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, the Sarod maestro said, “I feel education creates compassion and kindness in a child. But now a days, kids are becoming more and more impatient, so I think parents should give more time to their children. For me, education is music in my life.”
Some of the categories for the award included Excellence In Academics, Excellence In Co- Curricular Activities, Excellence In Pedagogy, Excellence In Faculty Training, Excellence In Infrastructure, Excellence In Sports, Award Categories – Teachers, Excellence In English Teaching, Excellence In Maths Teaching, Excellence In Social Science Teaching, Excellence In Science Teaching, Award Categories – Principals, Excellence In Inclusive Education, and Excellence In Instructional Leadership.
The NDTV Education Awards 2017 were hosted in association with Educomp and powered by Yonex. Some of the other sponsors included Eicher Buses (Safety Bus Partner), ISFC (School Finance Partner), Cornitos (Healthy Snack Partner), JagranLakecity University (University Partner), Novabeans (3DPrinting Partner), Trivago (Associate Sponsor), C Fore (Knowledge Partner), EducationWorld (Education Magazine Partner).