Agartala, July 26-27, 2023: The CBSE Headquarters in New Delhi and the Ramakrishna Mission in Viveknagar, Agartala, came together to organize the prestigious G20 North East Region State Level NEP Conference and Life Skill Summit at the esteemed Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya campus. This landmark event was not only aimed at fostering educational excellence but also commemorated the momentous 125th anniversary of the foundation of the Ramakrishna Mission.
With a tremendous turnout, the two-day summit saw an enthusiastic gathering of 1500 delegates. Among them were 185 Principals and 175 Teachers from various CBSE-affiliated schools in Tripura, who actively participated in the insightful sessions. Moreover, the summit witnessed the spirited involvement of 1140 students hailing from schools in and around Agartala. Adding to the summit’s grandeur were the esteemed delegates from neighboring states, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Mizoram, including officials from their respective state education departments.
The summit hosted an array of distinguished dignitaries and speakers, who graced various sessions with their profound insights and wisdom. The esteemed speakers included:
- Smt. Nidhi Chhibber, IAS, Chairperson, CBSE
- Swami Atmapriyananda, Pro-Chancellor, RKMVERI, Belur Math, Howrah
- Swami Nikhileshwarananda, Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Math, Rajkot, Gujarat
- Swami Bodhamayananda, Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad
- Dr. Joseph Emmanuel, Director (Academics), CBSE Headquarters
- Director, School Education Dept., Govt. of Tripura
- Swami Shubhakarananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission, Viveknagar
- Dr. Jitendra Nagpal, Chairman, Expressions India
- Mrs. Sonal Kalra, Chief Managing Editor, Hindustan Times, City Edition
Mr. Thonkolet Maate, Regional Officer, CBSE Guwahati, was also present as a delegate, further enhancing the summit’s significance.
A pivotal highlight of the summit was the expertly conducted sessions led by the renowned team from ‘Expressions India,’ spearheaded by its Chairman, Dr. Jitendra Nagpal. These sessions, centered around life skills, mental health, and overall well-being, resonated deeply with the attendees and contributed significantly to the summit’s success.
The comprehensive summit program comprised a total of 22 sessions, strategically organized across different venues within the Ramakrishna Mission Campus. These sessions catered to Principals, Teachers, and students, focusing on various aspects of education, life skills, and personal development.
In a heartfelt message, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tripura conveyed his warm congratulations to the organizers for their selfless and exceptional service to humanity, particularly in the field of education. He lauded the Ramakrishna Mission’s outstanding performance, which earned it a special status as a “Specified Category School” and a “Cyber Smart School” by the Government of Tripura. He also highlighted the institution’s accomplishments, acknowledged its exemplary Examination Cell, and praised its mechanisms, which have earned recognition from esteemed advisory and strategizing bodies of the nation.
The summit provided an ideal platform for valuable discussions and workshops on a wide range of topics, including:
For Principals and Teachers:
- Teachers and Peer Educators’ Orientation
- Teachers’ Capacity Building – CBSE Initiatives
- Session on Manodarpan by NCRTE
- Transformational Leadership for School Leaders
- Wellness for 21st Century Schooling
- CBSE Initiatives for Implementation of NEP 2020
- Igniting the Change – Aspirational Skill Development for Youth Empowerment
- On the Spot Theme-based Painting
- INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP
- The Young Orators Leadership Voices
- PATHSHALA NUKKAD KI – On Contemporary Themes
- BHARATIYA YUVA SANSAD
- Generation Gap and Modern Approaches to Bridge the Gap
- The Umbilical Cord of Holistic Development in the Background of NEP 2020
- Peer Educators’ Orientation Session and Musical Programma SUR SANGAM 2023
The G20 North East Region State Level NEP Conference and Life Skill Summit in Agartala proved to be a resounding success, enlightening and empowering all participants. The collaboration between CBSE and the Ramakrishna Mission showcased their unwavering commitment to educational excellence and the betterment of society. The event is expected to have a far-reaching impact, influencing education policies and practices for the betterment of the entire region.