“We have to rethink and we have to recalibrate our system also that how the public will perceive about us,” says Damodar Prasad Goyal, Founder President, Society for Unaided Private Schools of Rajasthan in an interview with Chandan Anand, CEO & Group Editor, ArdorComm Media Group at the ‘ArdorComm New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022’ #ELSAJaipur #ELSARajasthan
According to you what does New Normal stands for?
For me, New Normal stands for the changed circumstances.
There are private schools, government schools, NVS, KVS, preschool are also coming under the umbrella of NEP would you like to comment on it?
Actually, we should stop talking about the private schools and government schools, we should talk about the education. We, all stakeholders have a commitment to develop the education in India for the future of the country. So, the preschool or the private school, the government school, KV school every institution is doing only one work, to impart education and we have to be very sincere in imparting education. We have to be honest to ourselves, we have to be honest to the students and as well as to the parents also.
As you define yourself as the observer of the education, how do you observe this school education sector in last five years now?
It has become quite strictly regulated and there are reasons for strict regulations because now it had not been a real service only it has become a commercial activity according to government and to some extent it is true. So, we have to rethink and we have to recalibrate our system also that how the public will perceive about us. In last five years there are strict regulations and we have less liberty to work according to our own choice.
Many people follow you, they take your advice, any message would you like to give to any of the Educators or who’s planning to open a school or who is successfully running schools?
Think about the education, think about the future and benefits will come to you automatically this is my advice.
How does certain kind of symposiums help when we see the edtech players, academicians and government policy makers are here so what is an outcome of certain events?
Actually, we talk and then we forget. We have to follow what we have talked so that is the only thing which can help otherwise every day, every month, every year there are conferences, programs, seminars but it doesn’t bring any fruit until and unless these are properly examined and executed.
I’m happy to share that recently ArdorComm Media celebrated its first anniversary, any message would you like to give to this young ArdorComm Media Group?
I am glad that you have come out with a new format of the conference and new format of the program and you are reaching to the different states. So, that is a new concept otherwise everybody was focusing on giving awards and having a national ceremony and glittering ceremony and that is good to attend but the purpose of the meeting with the people in small gathering will be more useful. Thank you and congratulations, and I hope a long and great success in your endeavour.