“We are a forward-looking organization and we think that teachers are our core and by implementing the best available resources, by implementing the best available technology we think that we definitely can make a lot of impact in the Indian education system,” says Anantha Krishnan B., CEO-Operations, Kalorex Group, Ahmedabad, Gujarat in an interview with Chandan Anand, Founding Editor, ArdorComm Media Group at the ‘ArdorComm New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022’ #ELSAGujarat #ELSAAhmedabad
You having such a renowned institution under Kalorex brand you have DPS also and other institutions what is the vision and the mission behind taking this league forward in implementing the school educations across Gujarat?
Well thank you for this opportunity in fact Kalorex is a 27-year-old organization in the field of Education founded by Dr Manjula Pooja Shroff who is a visionary, a President of India awardee. Dr Shroff’s vision is very clear that she wants to reach out to every section of the society to give the best of education to whatever best possible way. She’s a very forward-looking lady in terms of she tries to implement anything and everything that comes new into the technology segment new into the academic segment, upskilling, reskilling. So, we are a forward-looking organization and we think that teachers are our core and by implementing the best available resources by implementing the best available technology we think that we definitely can make a lot of impact in the Indian education system so that’s the primary objective of the organization. We are 40 plus institution group right so we run preschools, K-12 schools under the brand name of Delhi Public School and Calorex Public Schools and Calorex International Schools and we also have a online initiative called as eKal which is an anywhere learning platform wherein we integrate the best use of technology along with the contemporary teaching styles and we also provide skill development and other required fields which a professional today in the working environment would require plus we are also into the animation segment right so we have something called as the Yali animation series, it’s live on the MX Player for kids so Yali is a mascot, it has got a few characteristics which we believe that every child and every teacher should imbibe into so that’s what the idea behind Yali. Covid was a tough time for everybody across the country but then we being a visionary in terms of being in the forefront of education we were one among the initial implementers of online learning and online technology so our schools are doing fairly well in that particular segment. And we also are doing a lot of new I should say research across how to imbibe technology in a better sense and into a more inclusive and immersive way in the classrooms.
As you have been a part of many events before as well how does this kind of gathering where you have the technology partners, the academicians and even the government, support in overall development of a society of education?
See any forward movement that you look across in the society today has to have multiple pillars, so all the pillars you just name, government is one pillar the institutions are the second pillars the technology partners are the third pillars so it’s a combined and a collaborative effort. The Indian government is a visionary government so they’re trying to bring in the new NEP the new stuff in learning, the edtech partners are trying to bring in the best of technologies and we are the institutions we’re trying to adapt these technologies and ultimately, it’s the learner who is going to benefit so that’s the primary idea. So, all segments are looking forward towards the initiative like the one that you have done today as an initiative to bring in all these partners together. It’s a fantastic initiative I think Ahmedabad of late has not been seeing much after covid so I think you are one among the forerunners to bring this event to Ahmedabad I thank you very much on to it and I congratulate you for this beautiful event and looking forward for such beautiful events in the future too.
Just to inform that we have recently completed our one year of existence and our first anniversary was being celebrated recently, any message would you like to give for ArdorComm Media Group?
ArdorComm is a team of young entrepreneurs and edupreneurs so keep up the good job. You’re doing a fantastic job I’ve been into a couple of events of yours, your speakers are really good they talk a lot of varied subjects the ideas and the information that you gather across these events are really fantastic. Keep doing your research and do this wonderful job thank you very much.