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ArdorComm New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022 held on 14th & 15th October 2022 at Ahmedabad, Gujarat; #ELSAGujarat #ELSAAhmedabad

ArdorComm Media Group (A Media Start-up) hosted the ‘New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022’ as the 1st & Biggest ‘Physical Event’ in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on 14th & 15th October 2022. ELSA Gujarat was the third successful event of the NEW NORMAL – ELSA series. We’re now eying on the fourth one which is the ELSA Jaipur, Rajasthan scheduled to be held on 25th & 26th November, 2022.

The Summit’s theme focused on “Re-imagining Education in 21st Century Workplace: Expanding boundaries of Education, Skill and Employability.”

This Knowledge forum invited Pre-school, School & Higher Education Leaders, Innovators and Edtech Experts to share their experiences, ideas and accomplishments which have helped the growth of the education community during the tough times of COVID-19 pandemic.

The two-day conclave witnessed who’s who from government, pre-schools, schools, universities, colleges, engineering institutes, B-schools and skill institutions, and experts from corporate, EdTech companies & education startups. Deliberating, showcasing & presenting best & next practices in school, higher, skill and technical education. The event celebrated the success stories of all educators who have been continuously working for the betterment of the current teaching-learning scenario.

Chandan Anand, Founder, CEO & Group Editor of ArdorComm Media Group, emphasized on the event theme saying, “It is imperative to reimagine school & higher education in the light of the 21st century workplace by putting an emphasis on extending the frontiers of knowledge, skill, and employability in order to make learners adaptable and in line with industry needs. The skills needed to stay relevant are evolving at a faster rate than ever before as new industries are created, while others that already exist grow or drastically collapse. Educators, administrators, and leaders in school & higher education sector must approach students’ skill competency with a growth mindset that will help them succeed in the global knowledge-based economy and throughout their careers.”

The ‘Supporting Partner ‘for the event was Association for Promotion of Prominent Schools (A.P.O.S.). upGrad Campus was the Skilling Partner of the summit; Knauf ceiling solutions was the Silver Partner; The College Board was the Enrolment Partner; Teachmint was the Integrated School Technology Partner; CollPoll was the Digital Campus Partner; TruScholar was the Credential Partner and Superbot was the Communication Partner. The Associate Partners of the summit were Extraaedge, Grayquest, JODO and Monet Networks. The Academic Partners of the event were RANGOLI Group of Institutes, Shanti Educational Initiatives and Millennium Education. The School Partner was Kalorex and Preschool Partner was Hello Kids.

The important guests, eminent speakers, experts, academicians & educators from pre-schools, schools, universities, engineering institutions, B-schools, EdTech & education startups who graced the event with their presence on both days at ‘ArdorComm New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022, Ahmedabad, Gujarat’ were: –

Day 1 (School Education):

The eminent guest speakers were, T S Joshi Former Director, GCERT; Jayshree Lalbhai, Educationist, Philanthropist & Social Activist; Archit Bhatt, Managing Director, Tripada Group of Schools; President, AOPS; Prahar Anjaria, Founder & Chairman, RANGOLI Group of Institutes; Secretary, AOPS.

The eminent panel speakers were, Nirali Dagali, Principal, Calorx Public School, Ghatlodiya (Session Moderator); Raj Mirani, Chairperson & Director, Divine Life International School, Ahmedabad; Vijay Aher, Director, Vatsalya International School, Anand; Vipul Patel, Chairman, SNV International School, Nadiad; Dr. Seema Negi, Director Principal, Sanjeevani World School, Mumbai; Prahar Anjaria, Founder & Chairman, RANGOLI Group of Institutes (Session Moderator); Chirag Agarwal, Founder Director, EarlyVentions – Chain of Preschools; Dharmesh Kapasi, President, Shanti Educational Initiatives Ltd.(SEIL); Sajid Ali, President, Little Millennium Pvt. Ltd.; Pritam Kumar Agrawal, Founder & Director, Hello Kids Preschool & Riverstone School; Dr. Deepak Rajguru, Chairman, Vibrant International Academy, Surat (Session Moderator); Bharat Gajipara, Chairman, Sarvodya School, Sarvodaya Education Network; President, SFSO, Rajkot; Manhar Rathod, Managing Director, Shree Gyanguru Vidhyapith, Bhavnagar; CA Utpal Shah, Director, Amity School, Bharuch; Amicus International School, Vadodara; D.V. Mehta, Chairman, Genius Group of Institution & Gardi Vidyapeeth, Rajkot; Sabina Sawhney, Principal, Delhi Public School, Bopal; Anantha Krishnan B., CEO-Operations, Kalorex Group, Ahmedabad (Session Moderator); Abhay Ghosh, Director, Shanti Asiatic School, Ahmedabad; Liza Shah, Managing Trustee, Apple Global School, Ahmedabad; Francis Fernandes, Principal, ASIA English School, Ahmedabad; Shaji V. Mathew, Director, Shankus Divine Child Group of Schools, Surat; Bandita Roy, Vice Principal, Delhi Public School, Mehsana.

A Keynote Address on ‘Data-Driven Transformation in School Education’ was given by Rohit Mehta, State Project Advisor, School Education Department, Govt. of Gujarat.

The industry presentations of Day 1 were given by Shraddha Haldankar, Marketing Lead, Knauf Ceiling Solutions; Meenakshi Kachroo Chatta, Senior Director, South and Central Asia, The College Board; Rakesh Malaviya, Chief Operating Officer, Head Monet-India; Rishab Mehta, Founder & CEO, GrayQuest; Zoheb Shah, Associate Director, Teachmint.

Day 2 (Higher Education):

The eminent guest speakers were, Prof. (Dr.) S. Shanthakumar, Director/Vice Chancellor- Gujarat National Law University and Gujarat Maritime University; Prof. Ami U. Upadhyay, Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University; Parth Kotecha, Trustee & Associate Vice President, Noble University, Junagadh.

The eminent panel speakers were, Dr. CA Achyut Dani, Director General & Provost, JG University, Gandhinagar (Session Moderator); Dr. A. K. S. Suryavanshi, Vice Chancellor, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar; Prof. M. Muruganant Ananth, Provost, Adani University, Ahmedabad; Prof. Sandeep Sancheti, Provost (Vice-Chancellor), Marwadi University Rajkot; Dr. Parag Sanghani, Provost, P P Savani University, Surat; Prof. (Dr.) Sandeep Chakravorty, Executive President, Indus University, Ahmedabad; Amit Mahensaria, CEO, upGrad Campus; Hemant Sahal, Founder & CEO, CollPoll (Session Moderator); Dr. Shrikant J. Wagh, Provost, UPL University of Sustainable Technology, Bharuch; Dr. Kerav Pandya, Director, C K Shah Vijapurwala Institute Of Management, Vadodara; Parth Kotecha, Trustee & Associate Vice President, Noble University, Junagadh; Dr. Saurabh Shah, Provost(I/C),GSFC University, Vadodara; Prof. (Dr.) M. S. Rao, Provost (Vice-Chancellor), Swaminarayan University, Gandhinagar; Dr. Amit Ganatra, Provost, Parul University, Vadodara (Session Moderator); Prof. (Dr.) B. Sendilkumar, Dean & Director -Health Sciences, VinayakaMissions Research Foundation, Salem; Prof. (Dr.) P. M. Udani, Director General, CVM University, Anand; Dr. D. J. Shah, Provost, Sankalchand Patel University, Mehsana; Dr. Saurin R. Shah, Vice Chancellor, Silver Oak University, Ahmedabad; Prof. (Dr.) Avani Umatt, Provost, TeamLease Skills University, Vadodara (Session Moderator); Dr. H.N. Shah, Director (GIT), Gandhinagar University, Ahmedabad; Prof. Ravikumar K., Director, Bapu GKV, Gandhinagar; Dr. Minal Saxena, Dy. Director, Sagar Institute of Research and Technology, Bhopal.

The industry presentations of Day 2 were given by Amit Mahensaria, CEO of upGrad Campus; Meenakshi Kachroo Chatta, Senior Director, South and Central Asia, The College Board; Rishab Mehta, Founder & CEO, GrayQuest; Anand Vats, Technical Director, Monet India Design Center; Sushil Mundada, Co-Founder, ExtraaEdge; CA Mayur Zanwar, Co-Founder, TruScholar.

The Prestigious ArdorComm Education Leadership Awards 2022 aimed to acknowledge those Individuals, Educational Institutions, EdTech & Startups who have been tirelessly and fiercely working for the betterment of the Education Community.

Key Discussion Points of ‘ArdorComm New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022’ #ELSAGujarat #ELSAAhmedabad :-

Day 1- School Education

  • National Education Policy 2020 for School Education: Action & Implementation in ‘New-Normal’.
  • Redefining Early Childhood Care and Preschool Education to build a strong foundation for lifelong learning.
  • How to Ensure Inclusive & Equitable Education – Access to Lifelong Learning Opportunities for All?
  • Redefining Immersive Learning with Gamification, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) to Facilitate Learning.

Day 2- Higher Education

  • National Education Policy 2020 for Higher Education: Action & Implementation in ‘New-Normal’
  • Research-based Learning, Skill Development and Multidisciplinary Approach: A Robust eco-system in HEIs.
  • Industry-ready Curriculum & Employability Skill Sets: A Journey not a Destination.
  • Use of ICT & EdTech in Transforming Digital Infrastructure in a Campus.

Key Highlights of ‘ArdorComm New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022’ #ELSAGujarat #ELSAAhmedabad :-

  • Days: 2
  • Sessions: 10+
  • Total Speakers: 70+
  • Participation from Preschools & Schools: 100+
  • Government Dignitaries: 10+
  • Participation from HEIs: 100+
  • Representation from Edtech startups: 25+
  • Corporate Participation: 25+

‘ArdorComm New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022, Gujarat’ was an important knowledge-sharing platform of the education community that cared deeply about imparting education and making teaching-learning process smoother and accessible to all. It highlighted a glimpse of the pre-school, school & higher education fraternity comprising India’s top educators, innovators, and dignitaries who came together to share their best practices and views. Let’s vow to be the game-changers in the education community in 2022. Thank you for participating & witnessing the ‘ArdorComm New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022’. #ELSAGujarat #ELSAAhmedabad

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