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“We need our own Indian Elon Musk” – Dr. G Madhavan Nair

Dr. G Madhavan Nair

In a first of its kind initiative, Lifology Parents Summit was held on July 11th & 12th, drew a record participation of 10,000 attendees drawn from 100 cities around the world. Over 100 schools participated in this event drawing an enthusiastic response. Guinness World record holder EdTech Lifology organised the “Parent Summit” in which global experts joined to interact with parents and students to explore the future of education in the oost COVID-19 world.

Lifology Parents Summit hosted a range of luminaries from the field of education- Academicians, School Leaders, global experts, EdTech organizations, Policy makers and Mentors – to address two key

issues: how to leverage career guidance for national development and how to envision education for the emerging global workforce.

The digital conclave had an august panel comprising of Supreme Court Judge (Former) Justice Kurian Joseph, Biswajit Saha (CBSE Director), Manipal Global Education Chairman Mohandas Pai, Henrik Von Scheel, Management thinker from Germany, Dr. Marilyn Maze (USA) and other global experts.

Dr Sandeep Sacheti (Vice Chancellor, SRM University), Lokesh Mehra (Head of Amazon AWS Academy, South Asia), Diplomat Dr TP Srinivasan, Dr Michael Gernon (ChiefEducationInnovationOfficer, GEMS Dubai), Dr FarooqWasil, Parvin Dabas (Bollywood actor), Dr PC Jaffer IAS (Karnataka), Louis Rodrigues (Portugal) and other eminent thought leaders also participated in the conference.

In all, 50 internationally renowned academicians converged to share insights into the new evolving world situation. The Summit also dwelt on bridging the digital divide, and handling the mental/physical and digital wellness of students in these challenging times. The conference hosted academicians from Harvard Business School, London School of Economics, APCDA (UK), IIM (A) and social organisations.

Speaking on the occasion, ISRO Chief (Former) Dr. G Madhavan Nair said, “We need our own Indian Elon Musk. India must invest more on science research and inspire students to explore academic original research and be innovative in finding technological solutions to modern problems”.

He also opined that “India has a rich 5,000 year old culture and civilization and the ancient Gurukula System that contributed to growth of India’s stature in the ancient world” and shared his personal experiences of working with Dr Dhawan and Dr Abdul Kalam in the early days of ISRO.

​Putting the Summit in Praveen Parameswar, CEO of Lifology, said: “The present COVID-19 crisis changes the entire career guidance and the way parents &  students make career decisions. More informed decisions and guiding are needed.”

About Lifology

Lifology is an Education Technology leader that is on the mission to support at least 1 million parents in next 24 months.The Company’s vision is to expand Lifology’s services to every state, district and village in India and launch in local languages also. We strive to bring global knowledge to every part of India and empower Indian parents to be the world’s best Super Parent community.

       

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