New Delhi, Dec.18: Nobel Laureate and noted economist Amartya Sen will preside over a day-long seminar titled "The Right to Education: Actions Now" in the Kamal Mahal hall of the Maurya Sheraton Hotel on Wednesday.
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 organizing the seminar.
Sen will deliver the keynote address. 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.
The focus of the seminar will be centered around 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 etc.