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Vihaan India to bring young bright minds together to make India global leader by 2024


Hyderabad, October 11, 2019: With an aim to bring all the brighter young minds together on one platform the organisiiers of "Vihaan India in 2040”, are planning to bring together more than 100 educationists along with 2 lakh young minds on a single platform to deliverate on various issues to make India a global leader by 2040.


Vihan India-2040, is an initiative of India’s biggest Skill Development Company for Children to bring the top 100 educationists of twin cities of Hyderabad comprised of 100 School Principals / Correspondents, representing over 2 lakh young minds on a single platform.  Vihaan will be held on 8th November at Hotel Taj Vivanta, Begumpet, Hyderabad.


The purpose of this unique educators forum is to deliberate on “What it takes to make India a Global Leader in 2040 by developing skills of our children today?” and chalk out a road map for the future to help schools in structuring their teaching methodology to identify, develop and nurture essential life skills.


Dinesh Victor, an IIT and IIM alumni is a CEO of SIP Academy will deliver his opening remarks as well as moderate the conference. Mr Dinesh has been a champion of skill development movement in Children in India. He is one of the names to reckon in India on the subject of Skills Development in children.


One sixth of world lives in India. If you change India, you change one sixth of the world. India has 20crore school going children studying in 15 lakh schools. Develop right skills in children then their real potential can be realised said Dinesh Victor, MD of SIP Academy while addressing the press conference.


Key Note address will be delivered by real life scientist Professor Arnab Bhattacharya, Scientist and Science Communicator at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. Prof Arnab pioneered “Chai and Why?” Mumbai’s popular fortnightly science café, that has been running every two weeks without a break since 2009. Arnab is presently the chair of Science Popularization and Public Outreach at TIFR. He is on the mission of Science Popularisation.


The day-long program will have four sessions catering to Corporate World; Colleges and Universities; Entrepreneurs and Schools.

Panelists in each session deliberate on four topics which include:

1. Skills relevant for work which can be developed in schools as seen by top corporates.

2. Skills relevant for higher education that can be developed in schools as seen by College and University Deans.

3. Skills relevant for successful entrepreneurship that can be encouraged in schools.

4. What are top schools in India doing to develop these relevant skills in children?


Some of these panelists include: Mr.Ujwal Bhandari, Director of Google , Leading the Asia Pacific Media Operations in Professional Services and formerly the Country head of Australia and New Zealand SMB sales for the same organization;  Meenakshi Nevatia, MD of Stryker Corporation for India , One of the World’s leading medical technological Company with turnover of US$ 13 Bn in 2018; Dr Sumohana Channappyya, Dean – R&D, IIT Hyderabad ; Prof Ashok Yaski, Principal of Bhavan’s Vivekananda College of Science Humanities & Commerce; Ms.Vanitha Datla, Vice-Chairperson & Managing Director of Elico Ltd, served on several CII committees; Mr.RajivChilaka, Creator of India’s most loved and iconic character, ChhotaBheem and Alumni of Academy of Art, San Francisco; Manek N Daruvala, Founder Director of T.I.M.E., a leading MBA training institute in India; Mr. Skand Bali, Principal of The Hyderabad Public School,Begumpet and earlier served as Principal of GD Goenka World School, Gurugram, The Doon School Dehradun and others.


The initiative first kicked off this January in Chennai. This is the second edition of Vihaan. And it will be carried out in different and important cities in the country.


Disclosing this addressing a press conference here in the city today, Mr Dinesh Victor, Managing Director of SIP Academy, who is behind Vihaan initiative and who will be moderating the conference said that this is the starting point of making early childhood skill development a 'habit' in schools to create leaders of tomorrow.



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