Education provides the young minds of our country with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the world effectively. It opens several opportunities and equips them with intellectual, emotional, and social abilities, followed by bringing progress to the country. With a literacy rate of 76.26%, the state of West Bengal continues to take the right steps towards further educational development.
News18 Bangla has played an instrumental role in shedding light on the unsung heroes such as the educationists and teachers who work tirelessly towards educating the future generation. To honor the impeccable efforts of such champions, News18 Bangla and the Rotary Club of Calcutta Inner City organized Education Eminence 2023 on May 30th at Swabhumi (Raajkutir), Kolkata. The initiative aimed at recognizing the remarkable contributions of educational institutions that have been consistently supporting and empowering our future generations. The event honored 33 prestigious educational institutions for their unwavering dedication and commitment. Additionally, the outstanding students who overcame various challenges and adversities to excel in this year’s board examinations were also felicitated.
The honourable guests present for the event included Mr Bratya Basu, Minister In Charge, Department of Higher Education & School Education, Govt, Of West Bengal; Mr Rathin Ghosh, Minister In Charge, Department of Food & Supplies, Govt, of West Bengal. The other eminent personalities who graced the event were Prof. Chiranjib Bhattacharya, President, of the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education; Prof Ramanuj Ganguly, President, of West Bengal Board of secondary education; Mr, Arindam Sil, Famous Film Director; Srijato Bandopadhyay, Eminent poet; Abir Chatterjee, eminent actor; Isha Saha, Eminent actor; Mr Jawahar Sarkar, Member of The Rajya Sabha & retired IAS; Mr, Pradeep Gooptu, Retired Resident Editor of Business Standard; Mr S.V Raman, Program Director at Victoria Memorial Hall and Museum; Mr Navarun Sen, President Rotary Club of Calcutta Inner city.
The event consisted of a series of insightful panel discussions featuring distinguished individuals from the education sector, who ignited some valuable conversations and fostered meaningful insights on the recent challenges and opportunities in education. Mentioned below are the topics that were discussed –
- How can online education be made easily accessible for the economically disadvantaged?
- Is higher education beyond the reach of the general population?
- Is it appropriate to design the curriculum solely based on market demand?
- How can Bengal transform into an educational hub in India?
The knowledge partner of the event was Branolia, along with sports partner Kolkata Thunderbolts, special Partner National Jute Board, and associate Sponsor: Reliance Industries Ltd.
Catch the complete coverage of the ceremony this Saturday and Sunday at 9.30 AM and 3.30 PM, exclusively on News18 Bangla.