Vivekanand Education Society (VES) and its affiliated institutes were honored at the prestigious World Education Congress Global Awards for their continued contribution to education excellence and student improvement. The 5th edition of the awards, instituted to recognize quality excellence in education, leadership and teaching, was held at Taj Lands End, Mumbai on June 23-24. The Congress was marked by the august presence of several luminaries from the field of education including Vice-Chancellors, Directors and known personalities in Education who addressed the theme for the evening “Quality Education for Sustainable &Inclusive Growth.”
“to be awarded at such a prestigious event in the august presence of leading lights of education is indeed a matter of honor for us and consolidate our position as an institute of international repute. The awards recognize our contribution to student development, sustainable efforts to achieve top education standards and be a beacon of hope and assurance to the student community. This reiterates our commitment to stamp our footprint in the global education arena, an example for others to follow and emulate, “stated Shri. Mahesh Tejwani, President, VES.
Lauding the awards as a unique outreach initiative, Dr Satish Modh, Director, VES Institute of Management (VESIM), said, “presence of educational institutes from more than 30 countries and the honored presence of more than 40 Vice-Chancellors provided a credible platform to us to showcase our diverse initiatives and programs. It gave us a unique opportunity to network and make our presence felt among institutions from across the world. The fact, that we received the Global Award for B-School with Industry related curriculum in business analytics, made global education leaders present, take notice, that a Mumbai-based business school was doing pioneering work in world-class business education.”
“what makes this event unique and memorable is the fact that this was the first time VES was participating in the event and we won 5 awards across different categories. For me, it was a personally gratifying moment when I won the award for Most Influential Principal of Indian Schools from among several deserving nominees. Receiving such a prestigious award from among so many delegates from the world over has been encouraging. We at VES feel that our small contribution towards education and the holistic development of students has definitely gone a long way, “stated Smt. Bina Gole, former Principal and Advisor and Academic Coordinator for schools and Junior Colleges, VES.
Participants at the World Education Congress Summit discussed “Evolving Trends In Education”, which involved in-depth thought exchanges on modern as well as traditional knowledge systems. The Summit also explored how education could help develop mental, emotional and physical skills to help facilitate personal excellence as well as psychological and socio – economic wellbeing, in the challenging times the world faces today. Besides networking opportunities, the conference offered unique in-depth approaches to understanding important academic issues that affect an Institution’s viability in today’s fast-paced business environment.
The international dignitaries present at the Congress were H. E. Lytou Bouapao, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao, Prof. Tyrone Pretorius, Vice Chancellor, University of the Western Cape, Prof. Indira Parikh, President – Antardisha, India’s Iconic HR Leader & Ex-Dean IIM Ahmedabad, Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President & Vice-Chancellor, Carleton University, Robert Ridley, Vice-Chancellor, Mzuzu University, Sharareh Masoumi, Writer, Researcher and Director, Environmental NGO, Dr. Alka Ahuja, Professor( Pharmaceutics) and Head of Research, Oman Medical College, Prof. Jerry S. Y. Kuma, Vice Chancellor, Univ. of Mines & Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa, Ghana, Prof. Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba, Vice-Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Prof. Y. K. Bhushan, Senior Advisor, ICFAI Mumbai & Chancellor of ICFAI University, Nagaland. Prof. Mohamed Monier El-Toukhy, President, University of Modern Sciences, Prof.Roland Gamini Sirisinghe, Vice Chancellor, Taylor’s School of Medicine, Colombo, Professor Peter John, Vice Chancellor, The University of West London, Dr. Thandwa Mthembu, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT)