MCOA (Maharashtra Class Owners’ Association), a non-profit making association of Coaching Class Owners and Educators in Maharashtra formed, entered OMG Record books for the biggest gathering of teachers in Asia’s one of the largest auditorium with its annual Teacher’s Felicitation Function on 17th September.
More than 1800 school principals, senior professors, authors, NGOs and senior industry personnel who have rendered noble services for more than 30 years in Education and to the society at large besides class owners from Maharashtra were present at the event. The Celebration, which was a mix of Awards, Recognition, Networking, and Performances, boasted the energy of the celebration. Singer Munawar Ali gave special performance which enthralled the audience.
Dr. Jitendra Adhia (Mind Trainer / Life Coach, Founder – Guni Guru) was the Chief Guest and Dr. Chinu Agrawal (Renowned Psychologist & Psychotherapist, Trustee & Research Head – HEMA Foundation, Director – Feeling Minds) and LT Col Rohit Mishra (Served in the Indian Army for more than 2 decades, Founder & Director of Mission Fightback) were the Guest of Honors for the event.
“At the Association level, it’s our constant endeavour to give the best to our fellow class owners and members by conducting knowledge series/ seminars/ workshops and training programs on a regular basis which in turn benefit the students at large. MCOA works parallel with the education system, supplementing and complementing the mainstream Education and are determined in providing the best to the young generation.” Said Santosh Vaskar, President, MCOA.
Among the guests were Prof. JK Shah, Chairman, JK Shah Classes; Mahendra Kabra, Chairman & Managing Trustee , HEMA Foundation and Joint Managing Director, R R Global; Jagdish Walawalkar, Founder President, MCOA; Sachin Karnavat, Ex-President, MCOA; Rajesh Kasat, Secretary, MCOA; Amit Signhania, Chairman, MCOA – Western Zone; Sachin Naykwadi, Chairman, MCOA – Harbour Zone; Mahesh Gala, Chairman, MCOA – Diva Kasara Zone amongst others.
Discussion on Upcoming Initiatives was also held at the event and included NEP Task Force, EduExpo Exhibitions, Career & Job Fairs, Workshop on Generative AI (prompt Engineering) for Coaching Class Owners and Teachers to help them as a tool in teaching. Workshop on Understanding and Handling the Generation Z.
“MCOA is the Voice for Coaching Class Industry. We will be forming NEP Task Force to integrate NEP into the Coaching Classes Industry. The same Task Force lead by MCOA will approach the Maharashtra Government’s Education Ministry and extend support in forming the syllabus, developing strategies for Implementation etc. The expenditures of the Task Force in helping the Ministry will be incurred by MCOA.” Said Prajesh Trotsky, Vice-President, MCOA.
The following people were awarded from each section:
School Section – TR. Baban Tukaram Chavan; TR. Shyam Narayan Pathak; TR. Bajirao Rau Kadam
Arts Section – Dr. Poornima Iyer; TR. Ravi Dharma; TR. Jyoti Raju Khote
Commerce Section – DR. KUMARASELVAN ESWARAVEL; TR. Shailen Priti Nikhil Gosalia; TR. Bharat K Doshi.
Science Section – Tr. Poornima V; Dr. Guru Balan
Other Boards Section – TR. Dimple Tushar Sonigra (ICSE); TR. Kavita Pankaj Dedhia (CBSE)
Out of Mumbai – TR. Narayan Prasad Sharma
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT – Shree Simson Kochan; TR. Dattaram Ramchandra Kadam
NGO Category – Hema Foundation