Manthan School Celebrates Remarkable Achievements in CBSE 10th & 12th Results – 2024

Manthan School

Hyderabad, 18th May 2024: The students of Manthan School Hyderabad have yet again achieved outstanding success in the CBSE 10th and 12th exam results announced recently. The results reflect the hard work and dedication of the students, teachers, and the parent community at Manthan.

In the 10th grade, Kishore secured the top spot with an impressive 97.6%, followed by Shreya and Advait with 96.8% and 96.4%, respectively. Meanwhile, Rohinish emerged as the topper in the 12th grade, scoring 96.8%, followed by Abhiram with 93.8%, and Anika with 90.8%.

A total of 45% of the students in the CBSE 10th grade have secured 90% and above marks, while 25% of the 12th graders in the CBSE curriculum have crossed the 90% mark.

At the same time, an impressive average of 86% and 82% was achieved by the 10th and 12th graders, respectively. Over 78% of the students in the 10th grade have scored above 80%, while more than 62% of the students in the 12th grade have crossed the same milestone.

Mr. Surjeet Singh, Principal of Manthan School Hyderabad has extended his heartfelt congratulations to all students, their parents, and the teachers at Manthan and has said that the achievement of the 10th and 12th grade students is an inspiration for the upcoming batches.

“As Manthanites continue to shine, I congratulate our exceptional students and their parents for their commitment to excellence. The success of our 10th and 12th graders fills us with immense pride and joy, inspiring upcoming batches to strive for outstanding results,” remarked Mr. Singh.

He also lauded the dedicated teachers and academic leadership for their guidance and expressed Manthan’s commitment to achieving even greater heights in the future.

“I joined Manthan in 2011 and over the years it’s become a second home to me. The faculty and administration ensured that we got the best exposure to opportunities that suited our interests, and an inclusive atmosphere taught us to focus on the process just as much as the results. This helped me gain a better understanding of the subjects that were covered in the NCERT syllabus and allowed me to develop other real-world skills with the extracurriculars I’ve gotten to be a part of.” said Rohinish who secured the highest mark in 12th grade in Manthan while beaming with joy.

On the other hand, Kishore, the topper of the 10th grade said “Manthan has been very much supportive towards my development and growth both academically and personally. I came to Manthan in 3rd grade and before that, I was in another country. Since then, Manthan has effectively helped me to get accustomed to the schooling system here and blend into the Indian culture. I am grateful to Manthan School for helping me become what I am today.”

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Ruchika Upadhyay, the Vice-Principal at Manthan School said “Our students this year, have succeeded, demonstrating that hard work and commitment are the keys to success. Their accomplishments are a source of pride not only for themselves but also for the entire school community. We are indebted to our devoted teachers and supportive parents, whose inspiration and direction have been crucial to our achievement.”

At Manthan, the focus remains on nurturing holistic development, encouraging curiosity, and celebrating every milestone along the students’ journey.

KL Deemed to be University Drives Innovation and Entrepreneurship through ACIC – KL Startups Foundation

New Delhi,17th May 2024: KL Deemed to be University, India’s leading university, is committed to providing a vibrant and sustainable hub for the startup ecosystem, designing innovative solutions for societal challenges faced by communities. Through ACIC KL Startups Foundation supported by AIM and NIITI Aayog, the university facilitates various support systems to enhance Community innovators, Grassroot Innovators, & student entrepreneurial journeys. The ACIC KL Startups Foundation had selected a second batch for the Community Innovator Fellowship Program recently.

The Community Innovator Fellowship program, an initiative by Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, in collaboration with UNDP India, aims to facilitate knowledge building and provide infrastructure support to aspiring community innovators. This one-year intensive fellowship program is open to applicants regardless of their socio-economic background. Fellows will gain SDG awareness, entrepreneurial skills, and life skills while working on their ideas.

Batch 1 has three fellows including Ms. P. Vyshali from Suswan Farms Private Limited ( Lee Bazar), who works with community women on secondary products to sorrel leaf; Mr. Naga Munesh, who developed a sugarcane harvesting machine; and Mr. Ch. Prabhu Dev, who created Rhea, an IoT device for water distribution system alerts and notifications. Batch 2 includes five fellows; Ms. C. Mouninka, who focuses on healthy mushrooms; Mr. J. Naresh Kumar, who developed a piezoelectric bike; Mrs. Ravali, who founded Swadist; Mr. Jayavarden, who produces organic soaps; and Mr. Maheswar, who works on converting agro waste to wealth.

Dr. G. Pardha Saradhi Varma, Vice-Chancellor of KL Deemed to be University, said, “Our university is at the forefront of empowering innovators and entrepreneurs to address societal challenges and uplift their communities through impactful and sustainable solutions. Through our ACIC KL Startups Foundation, we offer unique and incentivized solutions that encourage students, researchers, and individuals to ideate and design novel innovative solutions for communities.”

The Foundation is currently inviting applications for summer internship programs, including Social Internship Programs and Technical Internship Programs, each lasting 45 days. In the Social Internship Program, interns will participate in hands-on activities, workshops, and projects designed to develop innovative solutions to social challenges. The Technical Internship Program combines workshops, mentorship, and project-based learning, allowing interns to gain valuable insights into the key stages of the innovation lifecycle, from ideation to market launch.

Talking about the initiatives, Mr. Raman Kanth Vallabhaneni, CEO ACIC KL said, “We enable students to achieve their dreams through various initiatives. Our pre-incubation program assists aspiring entrepreneurs in developing their business ideas. The incubation program provides startups with mentorship, workspace, and resources to grow their businesses. The acceleration program helps startups scale their businesses and prepare for investment. There are currently 21 incubated startups and 28 pre-incubated startups. ACIC KL Startups Foundation has the ‘Startup India Seed Fund’ and is in the process of obtaining funds from other Government initiatives.

KL Deemed to be University through its various initiatives, programs, and centers encourages innovation and entrepreneurial spirit in aspiring regions, provides infrastructure and capacity-building opportunities to potential innovators, and supports startups in achieving sustainable and scalable growth across various geographies and sectors.

Rabindranath Tagore University (Bhopal) Begins Admissions for 2024-25 Academic Year

17th May 2024 – Rabindranath Tagore University Bhopal (RNTU), a pioneer in providing new-age, industry-relevant, and future-ready courses, is pleased to announce admissions for the current academic year.

RNTU, recognized as one of India’s leading universities, boasts a reputation for its future-ready course curriculum, offering a comprehensive selection of 117 programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The programs span Engineering & Technology, Commerce, Management, Humanities & Liberal Arts, Mass Communication & Journalism, Computer Science & IT, Agriculture, Science, Law, B.Voc. | M. Voc., Nursing & Paramedical Science, and Education. The University also offers B.Pharma and D Pharma courses. Academic Collaboration with NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation), Redhat, Daikin, Bosch.

Online learning platform AISECT Learn ensures a rich variety of e-learning courses aligning with the demands of the modern workforce such as AI & Machine learning, Communication & placement, digital marketing, cybersecurity, Data Science, and Python. The university also introduces innovative courses such as Data Science, Forensic Science, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Cyber Security, DevOps, Communication & Marketing, Project Management, and Critical Reasoning Additionally, the university offers Ph.D. programs in selected subjects through a separate entrance test.

Dr. Aditi Chaturvedi, Pro-Chancellor of RNTU, emphasizes the university’s vision, stating, “At RNTU, we offer holistic education to bridge the existing skill and employment gap across industries. Our students receive entrepreneurial and hands-on experience, NEP-aligned education, and global competitiveness. With strong industry relations, dedicated COEs, and world-class infrastructure, RNTU aims to enable next-generation students for the socio-economic development of the nation.”

Aligned with The New Education Policy (NEP), RNTU’s integrated curriculum enhances holistic development, addressing the evolving needs of the competitive job market. RNTU focuses on instilling students with the requisite skill sets to meet the demands of the ever-evolving industry.

RNTU extends support to its students through the Shiksha Mitra Scholarship Scheme, offering merit-based scholarships with fee waivers of up to 50 lakhs for selected undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The university also cultivates an entrepreneurial spirit, housing the Atal Incubation Center by Niti Aayog – the only private university in Madhya Pradesh to do so. The university has incubated 106 start-up ventures through the Young India Entrepreneur program and fosters collaborations with international universities and corporations for advanced education and skill development. RNTU boasts 5 industry-grade skill development centers of excellence.

Recognized with prestigious rankings and awards, RNTU achieved the NIRF rank for the 5th consecutive year in 2023, securing a position between 150-200 in the university category. Notable accolades include the University of The Year by Financial Express India Education Awards- 2024, “Excellence in Education Award 2023″ by Competition Success Review (CSR), and the “Leading University of the Year Award 2023” by Business World Education. The university holds the Best Physio Excellence University Award 2022 and ranks first in pan India under Best Academia-Industry Alliance in the Education World Grand Jury India Higher Education Rankings 2021-22, the ASSOCHAM India Excellence in Education, training & development Award 2018, World Education Summit 2018. Additional mentions in India Today 2020 Ranking, Education Excellence Award 2020 for Excellence in Placement (Engineering), and Zee Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh Education Excellence Award 2020 for Excellence in Infrastructure (Agriculture), solidify RNTU’s commitment to academic excellence.

RNTU’s 17 Centers of Excellence such as the Centre for Renewable Energy & Energy Park, Centre for IOT, Centre of Atal Incubation, Centre for Tagore Kala Kendra, and Centre for Excellence to name a few, cover incubation, entrepreneurship & start-ups, science & communication, advanced material, innovation in IoT, Renewable Energy, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Literature and Culture Studies of Indian Diaspora, Language Learning, Translation Sanskrit and Oriental Languages Studies, and Indigenous Knowledge Tradition, Vanmali Srijan Peeth and Publication, Tagore International Centre for Art and Culture, Tagore Centre for Regional Languages and Culture. The university is recognized by UGC and approved by AICTE, NCTE, BCI, INC, MP Paramedical Council, and MP Nursing Council.

RNTU’s Training and Placement (T&P) Department ensures students from all courses and streams are well-placed. In-house training experts provide students with essential skills such as group discussion, spoken English, reasoning, aptitude, and technical and HR interview skills. The university’s faculty members conduct various in-house pre-placement training programs, including personal interviews and written tests. RNTU boasts an outstanding placement record, collaborating with over 600 companies and offering lucrative packages exceeding ₹18 lakh/annum. The past two years have witnessed over 250+ campus drives.

Beyond academics, RNTU encourages artistic endeavors through initiatives like Yuvaaz (on-campus Radio for students), RHTYHM (Annual youth festival), and Vishwarang. Various clubs, including drama, music, and debate, provide platforms for students to practice and learn new skills. Vishwarang, the International Literature and Arts Festival, has gained national attention, with the 4th edition attracting over 3 lakh participants and 1000 artists from 50 countries. Renowned celebrities like KK, Darshan Rawal, Ashish Vidyarthi, Shilpa Rao, Maithili Thakur, Vishal Bharadwaj, Papon, Rasika Duggal, Ashneer Grover, etc., have graced events like Vishwarang & Rhythm.

At Rabindranath Tagore University, students are encouraged to participate in sports activities to foster team-building. RNTU places a distinct focus on sports and recreation, providing a diverse range of state-of-the-art sports facilities for its students. Highlighting Remarkable Achievements: Rabindranath Tagore University (RNTU) shines in sports as its athletes excel on multiple fronts. Aditi Maheswari’s triumph in securing a gold medal at the Junior Asian Hockey Championship stands as a testament to the university’s prowess. Monika Choudhary’s bronze medal win in the judo -48 kg event at the Khelo India University Games adds to RNTU’s pride. The RNTU Men’s Hockey Team etched their name in history by clinching gold at the Khelo India University Games 2023-24. Neha Thakur, a first-year Commerce student, brought glory to India with a Silver Medal in the 19th Asian Games in China. Himanshi Tokas, a BPES 2nd-year student, showcased outstanding skill, securing gold in the -63 Kg Judo category at the 37th National Games. These achievements underscore RNTU’s commitment to excellence and its contribution to the sporting landscape, bringing honor to the institution. The university provides world-class facilities for Cricket, Hockey, Football, Kho Kho, 400mtr track field, Kabaddi, Volleyball, Table Tennis & Basketball.

The sprawling 52 acres campus has the best on-campus experience along with top-class amenities and facilities such as pick-up and drop service, a separate hostel for boys and girls close to the campus, a canteen that serves hygienic food, a rich library with over 40,000 books 6000 titles and great knowledge source. The campus is new-age and has a moot court, energy parks, 8 acres of agricultural land for organic farming, a gym, an in-house studio, and a radio station.

The candidates can take the exams online and pay the application fee for further process. Students can also register through AISECT centers. Aspiring students can register using their phone number and email Id, an application fee of INR 500 will be charged for the enrolment process.

The last Date for taking the online registration on 23rd June 2024. Results will be declared by 25th June 2024.

The AISECT Group of Universities is India’s leading higher education group whose mission is to establish world-class and affordable universities in locations that dire need of a quality higher education ecosystem. The Group’s core ideology across all its higher education endeavors is to groom its students into responsible, proficient, and ethical professionals. With over three decades of unparalleled experience in skill development and job placement, the Group offers its students immense opportunities through its extensive industry linkages and expertise in the entrepreneurship sector.

Bhai Parmanand Vidya Mandir conducted CBSE workshop on fostering uplifting learning environment

Delhi: Bhai Parmanand Vidya Mandir recently hosted a CBSE workshop titled “Happy Classroom,” to create joyful and stress-free learning environments for students. Led by Nishtha Kwatra, PGT Economics Coordinator, CBSE, and Dr. Saurabh Malhotra, Principal of Gurusharan Convent, Paschim Vihar, the workshop brought together educators to explore strategies for enhancing classroom dynamics.

During the workshop, teachers engaged in activities designed to identify classroom challenges and brainstorm potential solutions. Interacting with teachers, Dr. Saurabh Malhotra emphasized the importance of emotional intelligence in fostering positive classroom environments. He encouraged educators to understand the root causes of student behavior using techniques like Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA). Moreover, he introduced the STOPP technique, which encourages teachers to pause, observe their thoughts, and maintain perspective during challenging situations.

Following this, Nishtha Kwatra highlighted the significance of effective communication and motivation in student engagement. Teachers discussed practical methods to bridge communication gaps and motivate students through various incentives.

Pratibha Sharma, Academic Director of Bhai Parmanand Vidya Mandir, said, “As being one of the best schools in Delhi, Creating a happy classroom is not just about academic success but also about nurturing the emotional well-being of students, distinguishing us as leaders among the top 10 schools in east Delhi. By prioritizing happiness and emotional intelligence, educators can create environments conducive to holistic development.” As educators, it’s crucial for us to prioritize the welfare of our students and create spaces where they feel valued and supported,” she added.

VIBGYOR Schools Excel in March 2024 CBSE Board Examinations

15th May 2024 Students of VIBGYOR Group of Schools showcased exceptional performance in the recently announced CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) Board results. The results reflect the hard work, dedication, and perseverance of the students, as well as the relentless support provided by parents, the schools’ teachers, and staff.

The VIBGYOR Group of Schools continues to deliver outstanding results consistently. The list of top achievers across this year includes:

Grade 10 Rankers in VIBGYOR Group of Schools:
● Vadodara: Pranshu Gupta – 99.20%
● Kolhapur: Arya Saibannavar – 99.00%
● Kolhapur: Chinmay Suryawanshi – 98.80%
● Jakkur: Dhriti Prakash – 98.80%

Grade 12 Rankers in VIBGYOR Group of Schools:
● Vadodara (Commerce): Kunal Aiyer – 97.20%
● Vadodara (Commerce): Gargi Dinesh Chamoli – 96.40%
● Vadodara (Commerce): Tikyani Yashita – 96.20%
● Bengaluru (Science): Charvi Apte – 95%
● Bengaluru (Science): Prisma Shibu – 94.60%
● Lucknow (Science): Snehal Srivastava 93.6%

Ms. Kavita Kerawalla, Vice-Chairperson, VIBGYOR Group of Schools, expressed her elation, stating, “As we celebrate the remarkable achievements of our students in the CBSE Board exams, we recognise that this success is not just a milestone but a testament to their potential for future success. With a robust foundation in academics, sports, arts and literature, we are confident that our students will continue to shine brightly. Congratulations to our well-deserving students and their supportive parents, and heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated teachers at the VIBGYOR Group of Schools for their unwavering commitment to excellence.”

These remarkable results reflect VIBGYOR’s commitment to providing a holistic education that nurtures academic excellence, character development, and leadership skills.

RV University students use design to drive positive social change

RV University students

Bengaluru, 14th May 2024: The School of Design and Innovation (SDI) at RV University sparked critical conversations about design’s potential for social change with its student-led exhibition, “Design for Justice.” Held on 10-12 May 2024, the prestigious Chitrakala Parishath in Bengaluru hosted this showcase of impactful design solutions.

“Design for Justice” spotlighted the work of passionate B.Des and M.Des students who are deeply committed to confronting societal and environmental challenges through design. Their meticulous research and innovative thinking yielded tangible solutions that address marginalized communities, sustainability, and digital equality. This exhibition, spearheaded by a talented team of student organizers, exemplified design’s power as a force for positive change.

“Design for Justice is a curated public exhibition led entirely by the students of School of Design and Innovation (SDI), RV University. The School is known for its focus on design, technology and society and while it prepares the students for corporate and entrepreneurial careers in design, it also builds in them a strong social responsibility ethic. Design for Justice is not a pin up students’ annual work – It is a response to the need for design to challenge its complicity in asymmetries of power and to cater to the needs of those peoples and communities that are generally marginalized and overlooked in and through design. Furthermore, through their involvement in a curated exhibition such as this, SDI students have gained tangible experience in curatorial practice and curatorship, display and exhibition design, event and project management, social media and marketing. I am so proud of them.” says Dr. Anuradha Chatterjee, Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of SDI, RV University.

“Justice is a profound concept. When we look around, there are several challenges to the idea of securing justice for all. Persons with disabilities are relegated to live as second-class citizens as our built environment, transport systems, etc. are not fully accessible. Same holds good for other vulnerable sections also. I am delighted that students in our School of Design and Innovation have put up an exhibition on “Design for Justice” and are engaging with contemporary challenges. Our students are not only learning design skills but also developing the social consciousness to drive positive change. I commend Dr. Anuradha Chatterjee, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the School of Design and Innovation, for her leadership and all faculty members of her school in nurturing these socially responsible designers. This student-led exhibition demonstrates RVU’s commitment to fostering a new generation of professionals who understand the power of their craft to challenge inequalities, foster inclusivity, and build a more just world.” says Prof. (Dr.) Y.S.R. Murthy, Founding Vice Chancellor of RV University.

The “Design for Justice” exhibition was more than a display of student work; it represented SDI’s commitment to design that goes beyond aesthetics. Recognizing the potential of design to shape experiences, interactions, and even societal systems, SDI encourages students to grapple with complex issues facing our communities. This exhibition was the culmination of rigorous research, empathetic exploration, and a determination to use design as a catalyst for change.

Visitors to “Design for Justice” weren’t just passive observers. The exhibition included interactive workshops where attendees delved deeper into the themes explored by the student projects. Guest speakers and industry experts shared insights, further sparking dialogue and critical thinking about how design intersects with social, environmental, and legal challenges.

“Design for Justice” aimed to leave a lasting impact on attendees, inspiring them to consider design’s role in their own lives and communities. Whether you’re a designer, student, or simply a concerned citizen, this exhibition challenged you to rethink what design can accomplish. It served as a reminder that even seemingly small design decisions can have far-reaching consequences, and a call to embrace design as a tool for building a more just and equitable world.

Exhibition Sub-Themes and Highlights

The design-focused exhibition explored six critical sub-themes:

Design-Ability: Creating inclusive designs for diverse needs and abilities.

Accessibility: Removing barriers to ensure equal participation and experiences across physical and digital spaces.

Sustainability: Prioritising environmental responsibility at the heart of design choices.

Wellness Design: Promoting physical and mental well-being through design solutions.

Access for Digital Inequality: Bridging the digital divide with designs that promote technology access and skills.

Ethics and Privacy in Design: Upholding ethical standards in design to protect user data and privacy in a technology-driven world.

Breaking down financial barriers: How to plan higher education in the US

Raghwa Gopal,

By Raghwa Gopal, CEO of M Square Media

Pursuing higher education in the US is an aspirational dream cherished by many, across generations. This allure hasn’t faded away with time, even after the emergence of newer international education destinations, some of which may be affordable as compared to the US or offer better chances to take up work during study or after its completion.
Overall, it’s estimated that about 1,057,188 international students were studying in the United States (US) in the academic year 2022-23. Indian students are the second largest group there, after their Chinese counterparts. As per the Open Doors Report (ODR) released in November 2023, the number of international students from India studying in the United States stood at 263,923 – a 35% increase from 2021-22 to 2022-23. Most of these students – 165,936 – were pursuing graduation in the US.

Higher education in the US has long been hailed as a pathway to academic success, opening doors to global jobs, pursuing industry-leading research, and learning new-age programs. However, the hefty tuition fee in the US is the biggest roadblock for students, overriding other concerns such as visa, accommodation, travel arrangements, adjusting to a new academic set-up, and different societal norms.

The US ranks as the most expensive country to seek higher education. Studying at the most notable US universities comes at a premium. For example, the average tuition fee at New York’s Columbia University is around $80,000. Known for its path-breaking research, it counts Barack Obama among many of its notable alumni. The average fee at Duke University – the alma mater of Tim Cooks – roughly stands at $78,000. Of course, these would vary from program in consideration and city of education, among other aspects.

These stats may seem overwhelming; thankfully, today several student loans and other finance options are easily available. As a former international student myself, my strong advice is to look for solutions (in this case, financial aid options) instead of mulling over the cost of education.

Understand one core fact that just like other commodities and services, education costs too rise with time. Volatile geo-political situations, the difference between the Indian Rupee and the US Dollar, changing visa norms, additional riders, and other unexpected expenses are the traditional game spoilers for students seeking education in the US. My suggestion is to see the other side of the coin. Begin as follows:

Plan early: Typically, universities in the US have three different intakes: January/Spring, May/Summer and September/Fall. Plan much in advance to grab a program at your dream university. While you start planning for intakes, do thorough research on overall education costs to understand the outcome better.

Create a budget: Develop a realistic budget based on your lifestyle. Other than tuition fees, accommodation, meals, transportation, communication, and personal expenses – also include aspects such as research and educational items, gadgets, and health insurance.

Speak to counselors: Consult trusted experts such as MSM Unify advisors or other certified experts in advance. Understand well the fee structures of the chosen universities. Seek advice on the most affordable and popular choices available to students like you.

Competitive student loans: Education loans are a popular tool to fund your education. Look for a loan where payment terms and duration are relaxed as compared to the other alternatives.

Scholarships: Scholarships and grants are valuable resources for students. Conduct thorough research to identify scholarship opportunities offered by colleges, private organizations, respective governments and community groups. Some of the popular scholarships for Indian students seeking the US education are:

• Tata Scholarship
• AAUW International Fellowships
• Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarships
• Clarendon Scholarships
• Felix Scholarship
• Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship
• Fulbright Scholarship

Work opportunities: Many US universities allow students to work while studying, though these come with riders. Many students choose to work part-time jobs to help cover their living expenses and ease the education loans. Here are some ways to consider work while studying:

– Paid internships
– Part-time jobs
– Assistants
– Volunteering (though these may not be paid, but still offer good industry exposure)

Network to seek solutions: This is my best bet. Speak with other Indian students who are presently studying in the US to understand their journey. It will have cues for you and show you many new perspectives. Also, connecting with fellow students who want to pursue US education just like you will help. Together, all of you could create a pool of information and resources that would make your international education easier and a lot more fun.

Planning for higher education in the US involves navigating a complex landscape of costs, financial aid options, and potential challenges. Hence, by developing a comprehensive financial plan, exploring all available resources, and proactively addressing obstacles, students can overcome financial barriers and pursue their educational goals with confidence. Remember, with determination, resourcefulness, and support, higher education in the US can become a reality.

Little Bright Stars Pre-School Hosts a Fun-Filled Summer Camp for Tiny Tots

 Little Bright Stars

Kolkata, 13th May 2024: Little Bright Stars Pre-School hosted an exhilarating one-day summer camp to provide a vibrant platform for its tiny tots to beat the heat and engage in a plethora of creative activities. The event, held on the school premises, aimed to cultivate creativity, physical activity, and joyful learning experiences for the young participants.

The summer camp offered an array of activities planned exclusively for the young learners, ensuring a day filled with fun, learning, and laughter. From exploring the intricacies of Lippan art to unleashing their imagination through doodle art and canvas painting, the children were immersed in a world of artistic expression. One of the highlights of the day was the scrapbook-making session, where the tiny tots got to showcase their creativity and cherish their memories by crafting personalized scrapbooks. Additionally, the camp provided an opportunity for the children to delve into the elegance of calligraphy, refining their fine motor skills and expressing themselves through beautiful lettering. The energetic atmosphere was further heightened with rhythmic dance sessions, where the children grooved to catchy tunes, showcasing their agility and enthusiasm. The “Happy Feet” segment added an extra dose of joy as the little ones engaged in lively footwork, spreading infectious smiles all around. Moreover, the summer camp offered hands-on experience in pottery, allowing the children to explore their tactile senses and create unique clay masterpieces under the guidance of skilled instructors.

On this occasion, Ms. Aakanksha Kaur, Principal & Founder, Little Bright Stars Pre-school, JIS Group Educational Initiatives, said, “It’s truly heartwarming to see our little stars shine bright as they explore their talents and unleash their creativity. We aimed to provide a memorable and enriching experience for our tiny tots, and I’m thrilled to say that we’ve succeeded in doing so.”

3 Futuristic Skills Now a Part of Klay Preschool Curriculum

3 Futuristic Skills

New Delhi – In the rapidly evolving landscape of education, early learning at preschool plays a crucial role in shaping a child’s foundational years. As parents navigate through the range of available options, they look around with a certain set of expectations. Amidst this exploration, discover how KLAY Preschool stands out as the natural choice, seamlessly meeting parental expectations with its innovative approach.

The preschool offerings today include much more than literacy and numeracy. There are a range of ideologies, pedagogies, and methodologies that each of them translates into their curriculum. On the other hand, we as parents, are also better informed today and look beyond the childcare facilities. Parents seek immersive preschool environments that serve as nurturing hubs, fostering comprehensive development that lays the stepping stone to a child’s learning journey.

Rated as India’s largest chain of preschools and daycare centres, Ms. Shruti Madhavan, spokesperson of KLAY, says, “Catering to children as young as 6 months old, we offer educational programs that are aligned with the National Curriculum Framework 2020 and draw inspiration from the Finnish Educare model and the theory of Multiple Intelligences, among other international methodologies. Our curriculum has been carefully crafted and refined to meet the diverse needs of young learners, offering a blend of structured activities, play-based learning, and exploration, empowering children to learn and grow at their own pace.”

Highlighting the significance of introducing children to a preschool environment from an early age, Arshleen Kalra, Head of Curriculum at KLAY, emphasizes, “Early childhood education goes beyond mere alphabets and numbers; it lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning. Through the curriculum, we aim to ignite skills like creativity, foster critical thinking, enhance problem-solving skills, and instill a sense of wonder in our children, preparing them for ‘big school’ and future ahead.”

Meghna Yadav, Head of Training and Development, Child Psychologist, and Family Counsellor at KLAY, sheds light on the profound social and holistic benefits of preschool education. According to her, “Preschool settings provide an invaluable opportunity for children to develop crucial social skills in a supportive environment. Through interactions with peers, children learn to communicate, collaborate, empathize, and lead. Often referred to as the ‘windows of opportunity,’ the formative years of a child’s life serve as the cornerstone for building healthy relationships, developing leadership skills, and fostering positive social interactions throughout their lives.”

This Mother’s Day KLAY supports families in their child’s educational journey and has announced exclusive offers on admissions.

Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre observed World Thalassemia Day 2024

Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College

Pune,10th May 2024 – Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune, hosted an interactive full-day event on their campus for thalassemia-affected patients on World Thalassemia Day. The event aimed to empower and uplift individuals affected by thalassemia by providing them with opportunities for personal growth, creativity, and community sport. Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder and it requires lifelong medical care and often results in physical and emotional challenges for patients and their families.

Dr.Mahesh Sulaxane, IAP Secretary; Dr. J.S. Bhawalkar, Dean; Dr.P. Vatsalaswamy, Director Academics; Dr.Hanumant Chavan, Medical Superintendent; Dr.Shailaja Mane, Head of the Department of Pediatrics; Dr. Dnyaneshwar P Upase, Senior Consultant Hematologist and Hemato Oncologist from Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre graced the event. Thalassemia patients along with families, other healthcare professionals, and members of the community also joined this insightful event and contributed to the well-being of individuals fighting with thalassemia.

Dr. Mahesh Sulaxane, IAP (Indian Academy of Pediatrics) Secretary was the chief guest at the event. While addressing the event, he said, “It’s impressive to see the special efforts undertaken by the institute towards the well-being of their thalassemia patients. Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre has been consistently launching initiatives to create awareness about thalassemia as well as other serious conditions and has succeeded in raising the bar for healthcare across its contemporaries.”

Hon’ble Dr. Yashraj Patil, Trustee and Treasurer of Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Pimpri, Pune, said, “We must stand united to raise awareness for those battling thalassemia and continue our efforts to empower the patients to lead fulfilling lives despite the challenges in their day to day lives. Additionally, such initiatives foster confidence and self-esteem, enabling them to navigate the complexities of managing their condition with greater resilience and resourcefulness.”

Dr. Dnyaneshwar P Upase, Senior Consultant Hematologist and Hemato Oncologist at Dr. DY Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune, said, “Our institute believes that every individual regardless of their economic and health condition, deserves an opportunity to reach their full potential. By coming together to celebrate this day we can create a bright future for those affected by this condition and give them a chance to truly thrive in this dynamic environment.” Dr. Upase elaborated on a comprehensive array of treatment options such as bone marrow transplant for potential cure, emerging non-transfusion therapies like luspatercept injections, and the use of blood transfusions alongside iron chelation therapy. Regular check-ups were emphasized to ensure the overall well-being of patients with thalassemia.

During the session, Dr. J.S. Bhawalkar, Dean, Dr. DY Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune, stated,“Our institution is committed to providing holistic care to the thalassemia patients that goes beyond medical treatment. We are aware that this disorder requires not just physical but also emotional support and through this event, we aim to foster a sense of accomplishment and self-worth by enhancing their quality of life.”

The event offered multiple soft skills workshops and training sessions catering to the interests and abilities of thalassemia patients. From vocational skills to educational opportunities, the patients were able to get hands-on experience that would ensure that they were equipped with skills that would help them in different walks of life. In addition to this, the institution had planned several art activities to encourage the self-expression and creativity of the patients to discover their artistic talents through painting, drawing, music, essay writing, etc., which were designed for the personal growth and development of the patients.

Through this event, Dr. DY Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune once again reiterated its commitment to community well-being through arranging such initiatives, contributing to the broader effort to raise awareness about thalassemia and its impact on the affected individuals and their families.