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IIM Calcutta Alumni Association Mumbai launches Clarion Call 4.0; invites start-ups to compete

 Sponsored by India’s leading furniture and home products marketplace, Pepperfry, the contest begins with a call for entry from upcoming entrepreneurs on www.clarion-call.in until April 8th, 2021. Shortlisted 50 Startups will raise their pitch to a jury by April 20, 2021. The top 20 finalists get an opportunity to raise their pitch to investors on May 01, 2021 through a virtual round. …

RTE Forum vows to reclaim Right to Education, launch campaign

On the occasion of the 11th anniversary of the enactment of the Right to Education Act 2009, RTE Forum—a national network of activists, educationists, groups and non-profits—reiterated its resolve to fight for reclaiming the rightful space and attention for the children right legislation. In a webinar hosted by it to mark the anniversary, speakers attacked the government for its deliberate …

Central legislation for uniform fee regulation in private schools proposed by AIPA

The All India Parents Association (AIPA) has written to the Prime Minister and Chief Ministers of the states proposing a central legislation for uniform fee regulation in private schools across the country. In a letter dated March 31, 2021, AIPA president, Ashok Agarwal, forwarded a draft bill prepared by his group in this regard. “Needless to say that there are …

Investing in the practice of mindfulness in our schools will mean holistic growth of every child

By Dr. Jeny Rapheal Mental health and well-being is a consequence of awareness and mindfulness. The fundamental ingredient of any clinically concerted movement –what is it?. Whether it is developing positive thinking style, habit-forming, counseling, spiritual practices, learning new skills, meditation, growing in gratitude and compassion—they all are crafted on the principle mindfulness. Expansion of human consciousness orchestrated by evolution …

Unrest at Ashoka University: calling spade a spade

The week following the resignation of Prof Pratap Bhanu Mehta from Ashoka University on March 15, shook the ground for the young university with its lofty foundations and credentials of a carefully crafted reputation  of over the last seven years as ‘country’s first wholly — American Ivy league-style — liberal arts university’, coming under cloud for not asserting  its autonomy …

100 teachers from India to be recognized for their work on SGDs during pandemic, 10 top to attend the 6th 1M1B summit

1M1B Activate Impact Summit is scheduled at United Nations, New York in December 2021 during which 10 top works will be showcased.  A new category of teacher awards has been announced by Bangalore-based 1M1B (One Million for One Billion), a United Nations accredited not-for- profit organization focused on SDGs and future skills and leadership development among youth in India. Called …

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