Vidyabhyasa- The educational think tank

9th and 10th aug 2019

This 2 day educational conclave by Kikani Institutions commenced smoothly amidst the heavy rains. The first day started with an invocation to the almighty and stage was handed over to Swami Gyanvatsal of Akshardham, BAPS Swaminaryan Mandir. An hour and a half session on IQ, EQ and SQ – A complete approach to learning was an insightful and inspiring one to the 900 odd people who gathered. Swamiji spoke on each attribute with real life examples thereby making it a simple yet enlightening session.

Mr Rohit Swarup, an expert in the field of STEM education made his session an interactive one by engaging students with tasks and making them think out of the box. Chairman of innovation and research foundation, gujrat, Mr Rohit spoke on the importance of adapting themselves to the changing technology and make learning more interesting and effective. He emphasized on paying more attention on the process rather than the vision which will enable a successful outcome.

The post lunch session had Ms Pooja Rai, CEO and Co-Founder of Anthill creations who shared her success story in adherence to the topic given to her “Decoding the journey – transforming an idea into reality”. Ms Rai spoke on the challenges faced by her as an entrepreneur and how only focus helped her and team to stay strong and emerge successful. She also spoke on the various organizations (incubators) which are present to help start ups in terms of finance and infrastructure. The session was followed by questions from the student delegates for which Ms Pooja Rai gave her insights.

The second day of the conclave began with lighting ceremony. Ms Seena Thevar an expert speaker on developing interpersonal skills spoke on the need for students to interact with parents and teachers and build a relationship. Current issues which parents, teachers and students face were discussed and a psychological approach to smoothen the same was offered as a solution. With an ability to capture the young minds the whole session was all about interaction, fun and enlightenment.

The finale of the conclave was presided by the most sought after spiritual masters in our country, Pooja Swamy Sukhabodhanandha. On the given topic 21st century education and habits of the mind swamiji spoke on the importance of controlling the mind which plays a key role in achieving success. Swamiji insisted the students on having a clear state of mind appreciate humour and live in the present. Real life examples of people who had achieved success, money and fame but failed to live a peaceful personal life were given thereby reiterating on the fact that one must be contented with what he/she achieves.

The 2 day educational conclave was an eye opener for all the students and staffs as the issues they deal with everyday were approached from a different angle thereby giving them a whole new perspective.This will be a signature annual event of Kikani Institutions in the years to come.