Ahlcon International played host to Dr. Achyuta Samanta Founder KIIT & KISS
On the 29th of April 2013, Ahlcon International School played host to Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences & Kalinga Institute of Information Technology.
The distinguished gathering was graced by Dr. B.C. Sabata, Chief Senior Scientific Officer, Mr. Partha Mohanty , Sr. Vice President MGRM, Mr. Shobhit Uppal MD Ahluwalia Constructions, Chairperson, Dr. Rohini Ahluwalia, Principal Mr. Ashok Pandey and other Dignitaries.
Dr. Achyuta Samanta was accorded a warm welcome by the Chairperson, Principal and Sr. Students of the school. The Chairperson, Dr. Rohini Ahluwalia, presented a Memento to Dr. Samanta as a token of respect.
A power point presentation, in honour of Dr. Samanta was presented before the audience which gave an insight into the life of this great man. His story is a story of grit and determination which has spurred Dr. Samanta on, to catch poverty and hunger by their horns and overpower them and helped him to achieve the impossible. An educational activist, a brilliant teacher and a social reformer par excellence, Dr. Samanta, the founder of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences is working tirelessly for 20,000 indigenous children of Orissa to give them a secure future. His KIIT is now one of the premier private Institutes in the country.
Dr. Samanta interacted with the Senior students of Ahlcon International School. His message was well received by the students as they learnt to Dream Big. He emphasized that first and foremost it was essential to become a good human being.
It was indeed a proud privilege for the Ahlconites to meet this great man in person and hear him speak. This day will be remembered by Ahlconites.
Education has metamorphosed into a most challenging, flexible, creative and complex process. It addresses a rapidly changing world filled with fantastic new problems as well as exciting new possibilities. 21st Century Schools believe that authentic education addresses the “whole child” and does not limit the development and a curriculum designed to workplace readiness. It seems however that the students are “digital natives”, and educators are “digital immigrants”.
In order to empower the new age teachers, Ahlcon International School organized the 21st CENTURY ICT LEADERSHIP PROGRAM under the guidance of the principal, Mr. Ashok Kumar Pandey on 6th of March 2013. The inaugural presentation was given by the ICT mentor Mr. Suresh C. Joshi, who successfully familiarized the team of thirty five teachers, with the vast array of technological tools available on the net, ready to be explored for meeting the 21st century challenges in the field of education. The session was highly interactive and informative one and managed to convince the participants of the urgent need to become tech savvy teachers. The resource person not only took the audience on a virtual tour of the websites but also inspired them to gear up, for meeting the ever increasing demands of time. They participated enthusiastically and put across a variety of innovative ideas during the interactive session. Senior School Incharge Ms. Sangita Maliwal and Middle school Incharge Ms. Anju Gupta also took part and enriched the gathering by their presence and useful inputs.
The session concluded with the address by the principal who shared his intrinsic faith in his team and inspired one and all to graduate from the level of ‘doers’ and ‘achievers’ to that of ‘visionaries’ and ‘missionaries.’