Bengaluru, 4 November 2023 – Ekya Schools celebrated a significant milestone in K-12 education with the successful culmination of the Ekya FIND Festival 2023 on 4th November. Hosted at the CMRIT Campus, Bengaluru, the event brought together a vibrant community of educators, students, and thought leaders, all dedicated to reshaping the future of education.
The festival, themed “World of Learning, Learners, and Extraordinary Educators,” was inaugurated by Dr. Tristha Ramamurthy, Founder of Ekya Schools. Her opening remarks set the tone for the event, emphasizing the importance of innovation and community in education. “Positioned as India’s pioneering global learning platform, the FIND Festival 2023 emerges as a transformative force in the K-12 education arena. It aimed to address gaps prevalent in education festivals, embodying a commitment to innovation, celebrating educational excellence, and exploring progressive practices. I am elated to see great participation from the stakeholders globally. Ekya Schools will passionately drive this movement in the times to come, reflecting our dedication to empower a community propelled by learning, innovation, and the pursuit of global educational excellence.” she stated.
Shri. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Honourable Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Electronics & Information Technology, delivered an inspiring keynote address “As a nation, we stand at a crucial juncture. With confidence, I affirm that we’re experiencing the era of modern India. Educators possess the power to drive the country’s future, shaping the destiny of our students who are, indeed, the future. I am privileged and honored to be a part of this unique FIND Festival and learn about the institute’s commitment to focus on extraordinary teaching. ”
The festival showcased a series of thought-provoking panel discussions, interactive sessions, and inspiring talks, each focusing on the future of learning and teaching. Renowned educational figures, including Dr. K. P. Gopalkrishna, Founder and Chairman of National Public Schools, shared their insights and experiences “The current challenges faced by educators in India are a clarion call for a shift in perception. To transform the educational landscape, we must inspire a new generation of teachers, showcasing the noble essence and impact of the profession. Encouraging passionate, young talent to embrace teaching and revamping the education system are pivotal steps towards bridging the gaps that persist in our society. As we focus on revitalizing the teaching profession, we sow the seeds for a brighter future, transcending rural-urban divides and transforming schools into hubs of modernity. Quality education is paramount for progress, hence, it is imperative for us to elevate its status by welcoming committed individuals and solidifying the foundation of India’s educational framework.”
Highlights of the festival included panel discussions on innovative education practices, a Design Thinking Challenge where students engaged in creative problem-solving to address real-world situations, and the Learning Showcase where students presented their holistic learning experiences. Besides this, the ‘ReThink Education Booth’ became a hub for exchanging new concepts and technologies in education.
Dr. Sabitha Ramamurthy, President of CMR Jnanadhara Trust, reflected on the event’s success, “The Ekya FIND Festival has set a new standard for educational conferences. It’s a testament to our commitment to fostering a community of learners and educators who are ready to take on the challenges of the future.”
The festival concluded with Shri. K. R. Jayadeep, Director of Ekya Schools, expressing gratitude to the participants and attendees for making the event a resounding success.
The Ekya FIND Festival 2023 has firmly established itself as a pivotal event in the educational calendar, bringing together diverse voices to share, learn, and inspire. It marked a step forward in creating a more dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational landscape for the future.