12th October 2023, Mumbai: JBCN International School, Borivali, proudly hosted the Global Tipping Point Summit (GTPS). This visionary summit, dedicated to the theme “Teaching Environmental Sustainability through the Arts,” took place from October 6th to 8th, 2023, at JBCN International School, Borivali.
The summit aimed to nurture engaging educational environments that championed sustainability, arming young minds with the capacity to bring about meaningful change in the world through artistic expression. Over three days, participants immersed themselves in diverse art forms, unlocking their true potential and exploring innovative avenues to inculcate a profound responsibility toward the environment.
This summit aligned seamlessly with JBCN International Schools’ brand narrative as a Changemaking institution that fosters innovative educational approaches that prepare learners for sustainable living.
Mr. Kunal Dalal, Managing Director, of JBCN Education, said, “We feel privileged to have hosted the Global Tipping Point Summit 2023 at our Borivali campus. We believe that teaching environmental sustainability through the arts is not just a theme but a transformative journey. Through art, we ignite the spark of change within young minds, empowering them to become stewards of our planet’s future.”
“It is a great privilege for JBCN International School, Borivali, to have hosted the esteemed Global Tipping Point Summit 2023. We strategically leveraged the adoption of innovative approaches, nurtured the potential of our learners to become staunch champions of sustainability and driving force for profound transformation,” stated Ms. Debika Chatterji, Director Principal of JBCN International School, Borivali.
Renowned academician and founder Director of GTPS, Dr. Coomi S. Vevaina curated an exceptional ensemble of speakers and knowledge partners for the enlightening three-day event. The summit commenced with a captivating inauguration ceremony featuring an insightful discussion titled “Biodiversity, Economics, and Climate Change.” Eminent speakers gracing the occasion included Bittu Sahgal, the visionary founder of Sanctuary Nature Foundation.
In this event, participants were introduced to various forms of creative expression, including theater, musical theater, stand-up comedy, visual arts, photography, and filmmaking. The day featured an enlightening session with renowned puppeteer Padma Shri Dadi Pudumji, a captivating Kathak performance by Dr. Piyush Raj, and a laughter-filled stand-up comedy session led by the charismatic Cyrus Broacha, among other exciting activities.
As the summit approached its conclusion on the last day, the focus shifted to sculpture and installations. Additionally, participants had the opportunity to engage in sessions on storytelling and mime, music, singing, and literature, rounding out a diverse and enriching creative experience.