Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen to address seminar on The Right to Education: Actions Now

December 19th, 2007 - 2:15 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi , Dec.19 (ANI): Nobel Laureate and noted economist Amartya Sen will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural session of seminar on “The Right to Education: Actions Now” here today.

The focus of the day-long seminar will be centered on primary and school education, including how best to promote the use of technology tools to broaden their reach faster.

It will also seek to capture several facets: policy issues to be resolved; implementation issues; best practices; e-tools; teacher education; gender issues; minorities, drop outs.

The Aspen Institute (India), an international non-profit organisation dedicated to in-depth discussion of global issues, development of leadership based on values, and a high-level exchange of opinions, information and values, Shiksha (India), a major initiative to take education to all schools using open source technology tools, and the Institute of Quality, Bangalore, which has major nation-wide programmes for improving quality process within schools/colleges, are jointly organising the seminar.

Gautam Thapar, Chairman, CII University-Industry Council and Chairman, Ballarpur Industries Ltd.; Jamshyd N Godrej, CMD, Godrej and Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. and Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Chairman, CII Horticulture Committee and Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises, will be the other key speakers. (ANI)

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