Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Award Leader Training (YES) Workshop

RBK Global School, Indralok, Bhayandar (E), Thane, Maharashtra

An Award Leader Training Workshop was organised on 30th June - 01 July 2017. The workshop was attended by ten participants from RBK School, Mira Road, Bhayandar, Maharashtra; RBK Global School, Indralok, Thane, Maharashtra; RBK International School, Bhayandar, Thane, Maharashtra; RBK International Academy, Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra; RBK Global School, Navsari, Gujarat; and Hanumant High School, Mahuva, Gujarat. The workshop was led by Kapil Bhalla (National Director); Bivujit Mukhoty (Programme Manager) and Rahul Thakur (Member National Training Panel). Click here for the pictures

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Award Leader Training (YES) Workshop

 at Award Training Centre, New Delhi

An Award Leader Training Workshop was organised on 27th - 28th June 2017. Twenty-two participants from Vidhyashram International School, Jodhpur; DPS International, Gurugram; G. D. Goenka Public School, Gurugram; Vidya Devi Jindal School, Hisar; Vivek High School, Mohali; Allenhouse Public School, Kanpur; Bodhi International School, Jodhpur; Partap World School, Pathankot; Red Bricks School, Ahmedabad; K C International School, Jammu; Fountainhead School, Surat and National Award Authority attended the workshop. The workshop was led by Kapil Bhalla (National Director), Bivujit Mukhoty (Programme Manager), Priyank Kumar Gupta (Head IT and ORB) and Pratibha Kumari Singh (Member, National Training Panel). Click here for the pictures

Dr. Vivek Raghavan

Chief Guest at Gold Award Ceremony - 20th July 2017

We are pleased to share the profile of Dr. Vivek Raghavan, Chief Technology Officer, Team Indus, who has kindly consented to grace the occasion as the Chief Guest of the Annual Gold Award Ceremony to be held on 20th July 2017 at India International Center and felicitate Gold Awardees at the function.

Dr. Vivek Raghavan is at heart an out-of-the-box problem solver.

He serves as Chief Technology Officer and Board Member for Team Indus, India's entry to the Google Lunar X-Prize, which aims to land a spacecraft on the surface of the moon.

Vivek is also the Chief Product Manager and Biometric Architect at the Unique Identification Authority of India. He has been involved in the design, implementation and scale out of the technology platform for Aadhaar, the world’s largest identity program. He joined the Aadhaar project just before the first Aadhaar was issued, and was there when the billionth Aadhaar was generated.

Vivek is a full time volunteer, and is in the unique position of playing both these roles in a volunteer capacity.

Vivek spent 20 years in the field of Electronic Design Automation, successfully founding, running and selling two EDA startups and being responsible for the design and development of multiple market leading EDA products. He has held senior management positions at Magma Design Automation, Synopsys and Avant! Corporation. Vivek has an M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a B. Tech. from IIT Delhi.

What the educators says about Award Programme

Any child who is studying or getting an education in the school, is not only pursuing academics, but also on the path to self development to become successful in life. Because the world they will face in 10 years or 15 years is unknown - - neither they know, nor we know - - so we need to give them a firm foundation and build those capacities in the child that will enable them to face the world. So the world does pose a lot of challenges and we might not know what kind of challenges can be there. But to encounter them and face them we need to have some set of basic skills, which are called life skills. For building life skills we need to have a very structured formal setup or a programme which can ensure that those kinds of skills are definitely built in a child. Along with this, it is really necessary now that we need to have responsible citizens emerging out of a school. When they do a job or when they start their own work, they are not going to be limited to thinking about their own office or company or setup but in general contribute towards society, which takes care of their country as well, and that's how we think of responsible citizens and global citizens as well. So with these thoughts in mind, since I was aware of IAYP from quite of few years, I was very keen to initiate this programme, which is definitely going to address these issues and will certainly help in bringing about these qualities or skills in the school.

Mr. Prashant Muley 
Podar International School, Aurangabad (ICSE)