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National Education Summit 2014 on 10-11 January
  • Italy will be a partner country for this Summit
  • Planning to conduct various seminars, competitions and discussions in presence of different educationalists across the nation

The education department of Gujarat has organised a two-day National Education Summit-2014 with a view to helping the Indian youth avail global quality education and similarly to discuss on the opportunities and challenges prevailing in the fields of education, at Mahatma Mandir of Gandhinagar.

The State Education Minister Mr. Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, while outlining about the summit to reporters said, ‘‘21st Century is an era of knowledge, and it’s hugely important to enlighten our youths about international level education and knowledge so that India can impact its presence across global levels. And bearing this in mind, Gujarat have therefore organised such a national level education summit.’’ Minister of State Education Smt. Vasuben Trivedi, Minister of State for Primary Education Mr. Nanubhai Vanani have also provided additional information to the reporters.

The Education Minister said, ‘‘during last decade, Gujarat initiated several innovative steps in the fields of Education under the inspirational guidance of Chief Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. The summit is to be organized with a view to informing the entire national and global education arena about the achievements of Gujarat and similarly to discuss on the opportunities and challenges prevailing in the fields of education.

‘‘This summit will eventually create a roadmap for making India, a global knowledge center by providing world-class education in the nation. 11- anchor universities, more than 85 speakers and 100 chancellors of Indian universities including 1000 professors and foreign students of as many as 40 countries pursuing education in Gujarat and more than 5000 representatives from 204-districts of India will participate in this summit,’’ minister said.

While briefing about the programmes of this summit, minister said, ‘‘ as a part of this summit, alongside two seminars to be held by 11 universities of Gujarat, there will also be organized various competitions in dance, music, photography sculptural arts etc from 3 -9 January. The work-of-arts of the winners will be displayed at Mahatma Mandir.

Furthermore, during 10-11 January, there will be five discussion sessions in the first day and the other seven sessions will be organized in the second day of the summit including the subjects such as engineering education, special universities, architectural arts, Indian heritage and organization, higher education and also the success of Gujarat by a range of universities. A digital tableau enlightening the achievements of Gujarat will become a centre of attraction in this summit.

‘‘A directory explaining a wide range of education programmes in Gujarat and a book release of 15- notable achievements of this state along with a web portal called ‘Institution in Gujarat’ will be launched during the summit,’’ Education Minister Mr. Bhupendrasinh Chudasama added.

Principal Secretary of dept. of education Mr. A.M Tiwary (IAS) and state project director of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Mr. Mukesh Kumar (IAS) gave their valuable presence.

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