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Change Maker Award presented to 54 principals

Change Maker Award presented to 54 principals across India

August 9, 2021

Held on July 31, 2021 the Change Maker awards were presented to 54 school principals in India by Tech Avant-Garde, Knowledge L’avenir in association with Microsoft and Rotary Club. 

Amidst a spirit of elation, the principals were acknowledged, celebrated and applauded for their selfless and sincere service to the fruition of the dream of digitalization of formal education. Each principal articulated their school’s transforming digital journey to make ‘Connected Learning Community’ into a palpable reality. They set a shining example and imparted true inspiration to other principals of educational institutions across the length and breadth of the nation, by guiding and handholding teachers and students alike to administer critical knowledge and wisdom, paving the way ahead into a brightly lit exciting future.

Selected principals were from schools that were honored with Carte Blanche Digital School graduation at a special function held in November 2020. These schools have subscribed towards the Digital Transformation and Holistic Learning Program (DTHL); where the school teachers have been trained in Digital Teaching; where the school is conducting online classes daily for all grades; where teachers are MIE (Microsoft Innovator Educator) certified and where teachers have trained the participants in the Knowledge L’avenir Conclave Webinars. The DTHL Coordinators are awarded with Digital Catalyst Certification; Knowledge L’avenir Conclave presenters are awarded with Adroit Mentor Certification; teachers with digital skills are  presented with Empowered Educator Certification; students are presented with Connected Learner Certification and parents are presented with Participative Parent Certification. Schools are also eligible to become Microsoft Showcase Schools. And in addition teachers who have given presentations in Knowledge L’avenir Conclaves are trained to become MIE Trainers.

Ali SaitAli Sait, CEO, Tech Avant-Garde, says, “India is the first nation in the world where educational institutions have fulfilled the requirement of Knowledge Age by becoming part a ‘Connected Learning Community’. In history any Nation or Society, which adopts modern educational practices, becomes the most progressive society of the world. India has had the head start and we hope it maintains the lead.”

 The Change Maker Event included five critically informative Sessions. A large audience across India got a wonderful opportunity to hear a potpourri of words spilling with knowledge, experience and wisdom, describing their digital journey along with the victory over the uncertainties due to the pandemic.  They also described their determination to keep Formal Education alive and furthermore, fulfilling the aspiration of every child by imparting better education on a digital platform and protecting the Human Capital of the country. Their narrative was convincing, where they urged other schools to accept digitalization as the new normal of the times.

The list of luminaries who spoke runs as follows:

Precognition Session:  Sr. Sadhaya  SND, Manager, Notre Dame School Vasai, Maharashtra, Princess Franklyn, Dean of Studies, National School of Journalism, Bangalore, Vineet Kshirsagar, Director Sales, Hitachi Vartara, India and Roshini Kumar, President, Lycee Corp.

Solutionist Session: K V Vincent, Principal, Huddard High School, Kanpur, Priya Anand, Head of School, TCIS, Whitefield, Bangalore and Radhamani Iyer, Principal, Arya Gurukul,  Nandivali, Kalyan.

First Transformist Session: Chandrashekhar R, Chairman, Litera Valley Zee School, Bharat Malik, Chairperson, Education Today Foundation, Neelam Malik, Academic Director, Education Today Foundation, M.K. Sherwani, Chairman, The Blossoms School and Waseefullah Khan Sherwani, Chief Administrator, The Blossoms School.

Second Transformist Session: K.Harish, Chairman, Vagdevi Vilas Group of  Institutions and Wg. Cdr. Ranjit Kumar Mandal, Principal, BGS School, Chickkaballapura .

Visionary Session: Major Harish Kumar, Secretary, NCERT, Rahul Tandon, Design Head Product Development and Compliances, Bharat Bill Pay and Rtn. Ramesh Kumar RDDRFC, Rotary.

The Change Makers were profusely thanked for being the guiding light and an important catalyst to one and all in the darkest time in our current history. Their spectacular endeavors are taking Digital Education right at the doorstep of schools from the remote Indian villages to the lofty classrooms in global arenas, revolutionizing the system.

The Change Maker Awardees are as follows:

Sl No Awardee Name School Name
1 Balvinder Kaur Kooner Arya Gurukul, Ambernath, Kalyan,  Maharashtra
2 Radhamani Iyer Arya Gurukul, Nandivali, Kalyan, Maharashtra
3 Chabbi Mandal BGS World School, Chikkaballapura, Bangalore
4 Wng. Cdr. Ranjit Kumar Mandal BGS World School, Chikkaballapura, Bangalore
5 Judith Singh Cambridge Public School, HSR Extension, Bangalore
6 Geetha Mohan Carmel School, Padmanabhanagar, Bangalore
7 Sribala Srinivasan Carmel School, Padmanabhanagar, Bangalore
8 Nimmy George Clarence Public School, Bangalore
9 Farha Asif Daruwala Crescent High School & Junior College, Pune
10 Dr. Seema Dutt D.A.V Public School, Ambala, Cantt
11 Vijayshree Pandey Dr. Virendra Swarup Education Centre, Shyam Nagar, Kanpur
12 Sobha Venkateswar Embassy Public School, Bangalore
13 Abida Florence Public School, Bangalore
14 Bridgette Mc Gavin Florence Public School, Bangalore
15 Aruna Iyer Greenfield Public School, Bangalore
16 KV Vincent Huddard High School
17 Lakshmi Vindala International School Shaikpet, Hyderabad
18 Kavitha B V Jubilee International Public School,  Bangalore
19 Sujatha Nagaraj N Lawrence High School, HSR , Bangalore
20 Umadevi N Lawrence High School, Koramangala, Bangalore
21 C Bhuvaneswari Litera Valley Zee School, Hosur, Tamil Nadu
22 Sapna Uppal Little Aryan’s, Pre K,Kalyan,  Maharashtra
23 Neelam Ohri Mind Tree School, Ambala
24 Sudha Mathur Mind Tree School, Ambala
25 Reetu Thapa NPS Utrahalli, Bangalore
26 Fahmidha Oxford Grammar High School, Hyderabad
27 Fatima Kim Hussain Oxford Grammar High School, Hyderabad
28 Ramanjula G Oxford Grammar High School, Hyderabad
29 Asha Srinivas Reddy Priya darshani School, Moshi, Pune
30 Arpita Dixit Priyadarshani School & Jr. College, SSC Board, Pune
31 Dr. Gaitri Suhas Jadav Priyadarshini School & Jr. College, CBSE, Indrayaninagar, Pune
32 Thomas P J Royal Public School, Electronic City, Bangalore
33 Kajol Chatterjee Samsidh International School, Visakhapatnam
34 Deepthy Madhu Samsidh MLZS, Electronic City, Bangalore
35 Rekha Sinha Samsidh MLZS, Horamavu, Bangalore
36 Sangeetha Shenoy Samsidh MLZS, HSR Layout, Bangalore
37 M D Ganga Devi Samsidh MLZS, Vellore, Tamilnadu
38 Mamta Chandra Samsidh MLZS, Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore
39 Joice Lobo Samsidh Mother Teresa International School, Kanakpura, Bangalore
40 Dr. A Chhalamayi Reddy Sri Aurobindo International School, Hyderabad
41 Shobhana Jha St. Mary’s High School, Kalyan,  Maharashtra
42 Brinda Sam St. Thomas’ School, Gopiganj, Uttar Pradesh
43 Santosh Kanavalli Subbiah Central School, (CBSE) Tirupur, Tamil Nadu
44 Sindu Hemanth Sunshine Worldwide School, Goa
45 Meenu Bhattacharya TCIS, Sarjapur, Bangalore
46 Roopa Arun TCIS, Sarjapur, Bangalore
47 Priya Anand TCIS, Whitefield, Bangalore
48 Saman Sherwani The Blossoms School, Aligarh
49 Usha Iyer The Green School, Bangalore
50 Nalini Samuel The Orbis School, Keshav Nagar, Pune
51 Gunjan Srivastava The Orbis School, Mundhwa, Pune
52 Usha Ravi The Regency Public School, Bangalore
53 Y Padma Sagar Vagdevi Vilas School, Marathahalli, Bangalore
54 Devika Nagaraju VLS International School, Bangalore

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