Shanti Educational Initiatives wins the award for innovation in learning, at the Indian Education Congress

It was an award studded evening where, in a glittering ceremony in Delhi, Ahmedabad’s Shanti Educational Initiatives (SEI) — a corporate citizenship initiative by Ahmedabad’s Chiripal Group bagged the prestigious award for Innovation in Learning at the second edition of Indian Education Congress. Chiripal Group is also successfully running Shanti Juniors, Shanti Asiatic School and Shanti Business School, was enthralled with the win. The citation appreciated the colossal changes brought about in content, curricula and methodology across the board.

The Indian Education Congress was an interactive forum consisting of formal presentations, panel debates, round tables and personal meetings for exchange of ideas and opportunities within the realm of growing Indian education sector.

The two day conference saw participation from various big educational institutions. Pawan Aggarwal, Planning Commission member, GOI; S S Mantha, chairman, AICTE; Vineet Joshi, chairman, CBSE; Shantanu Prakash, IAS, CMD, Educomp Solutions Ltd.; Dilip Chenoy, CEO and MD, National Skill Development Corporation; Shobha Mishra Ghosh, director, FICCI; Lokesh Mehra, director-education advocacy, Microsoft among others were the distinguished speakers at the conference.

Ronak Chiripal, Trustee, Chiripal Charitable Trust and Jay Sanghani, head, New Initiatives, Shanti Educational Initiatives collected the award for SEI. “At SEI, celebrating change is a way of life. We offer an evolving curriculum that matches the rapidly changing global outlook. That’s why we have been awarded for innovation in learning,” said Jay Sanghani.

Ved Prakash Chiripal, Chairman, Chiripal Charitable Trust, said, “It’s a matter of great pride for us. Chiripal Charitable Trust is investing in research in two particular areas of knowledge that are deficient and calls for a change”.

The awards distributed at the convention aimed at recognizing and felicitating achievers, innovators and suppliers, who have contributed significantly towards the excellence in the education sector. Pawan Agarwal, adviser, Planning Commission, Government of India, received the award for the Policy Maker of the Year. Lifetime achievement Award went to Prof. D. V. Sharma, general secretary, COBSE. The Manekji Cooper Trust won the award for the Best Contribution by a Trust award.