“We have made separate coordinators for the sections and coordinators are given sufficient guidelines as far as NEP is concerned,” says Vijay Aher, Director, Vatsalya International School, Anand in an interview with Pratik Ghosh, ArdorComm Media Group at the ‘ArdorComm New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022’ #ELSAGujarat #ELSAAhmedabad
How are you feeling to witness this physical event of New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022?
Thank you, Pratik, actually this is a wonderful arrangement by your company and this is the best platform provided for all the educationists to come and share their views. Pretty well the topic was NEP which is a very happening topic these days in the discussions and all the educationists are quite worried after knowing the theories. We are all in the process of discussions about implementation of NEP, so this platform has definitely given a new thought to everyone that yes, we shouldn’t be stagnant and we have to move ahead with lots of new ideas which are already been provided through this platform to share with each other otherwise communication becomes a gap. But this platform has helped us to extend our ideas and thoughts to each other and it will definitely help implementation of NEP and hardly others are thinking on what NEP is and how to implement. All these queries are hardly coming in the regular routine but this platform has provided that opportunity and definitely it will help everyone each one of us being the very eminent speakers and renowned personalities from the Gujarat Board and from other all private schools, directors and Founders are here so sharing the views will definitely help everyone.
Would like to understand how the pedagogical framework of NEP 2020 can be implemented in your school?
Actually, in my school when it was declared that time pandemic was going on but then when I studied the literature of the policy I found that I shouldn’t be waiting for something to happen from the board side or from the government side then I started working on it. I made my own PowerPoint presentations and last year itself I have conducted two sessions for my school. So, they are almost updated with what NEP is and we are already working also on the various sections which are suggested by NEP like Foundation, Preparatory, Middle School. We have made separate coordinators for the sections and coordinators are given sufficient guidelines as far as NEP is concerned.
This kind of events where we bring together the industry and the academia under one roof, how does this kind of symposiums and summits benefit the society or the education community?
Exactly it’s a very good question actually, just now I was visiting one of your partners so those ideas I like because I always thought that this echo sound, sounding getting echo in the halls or cinema halls is a very common problem and which is solved by some solutions. Absorbing sounds solution which is reducing the echo but then this problem will come in the classroom I never thought because we never face that such problem can come in the classrooms also. So, I was just going through their stall and understanding the concept what are the solutions they suggest, plus some other of your partners who have already added nice ideas because those ideas are also very important because the school leaders if they are knowing that such ideas are there and their solutions are also available in the market then when it comes to the time of implementation such ideas definitely helps.
I’m happy to inform you that ArdorComm Media has recently completed one year of existence so what message would you like to give to ArdorComm Media?
Yeah, I must be thankful to the organizers first, to be frank with you I was a bit reluctant to come but Mr Chandan called me two three times which made me to attend the session but now I am feeling that after attending the session, decision is not wrong. So, everybody should keep coming to attend such sessions and definitely they are good brainstorming sessions.