India CSR Network is organising a dialogue on the Draft National Education Policy (NEP), 2019 on 26 July at the India International Centre in New Delhi.
The ‘India CSR Dialogue’ will talk about expectations and opportunities for the corporate sector and the civil society in Draft NEP. It will also talk about the role that the two stakeholders could play to take forward the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, which envisages to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” by 2030.
The dialogue will see participation from who’s who in the corporate and academia.
The discussion on the Draft NEP will bring awareness about the policy and ensure a greater participation and commitment towards the goal, India CSRfounder, Rusen Kumar said.
While a lot of corporate and civil society organisations are doing some wonderful work in the education sector, it will be interesting to know how they identify with the draft policy, he added.
It will also be interesting to know about the issues or changes the corporate and the civil society want to see in the final policy for a greater participation, Kumar further said.
Acclaimed educationist Dr. Harivansh Chaturvedi, Director at Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) will inaugurate the Dialogue.
Among the participants,; Nidhi Pundhir, Director at HCL Foundation; Praveen Karn, CSR head at Spark Minda Group; and Suresh Reddy, Director & Lead CSR at SRS Foundation are joining the conversation.
Pankaj Agarwal, Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TagHive and Ashutosh Pandit, CEO at Stem learning will also be likely present during the event. TagHive and Stem Learning are smart learning solution providers working on various education initiatives in India.
Ketan Deshpande, Ashoka Fellows and founder of the not-for-profit organisation – Friends Union for Energising Lives (FUEL) will also be present during the event.
The MHRD constituted a committee in June 2017, under the chairmanship of former ISRO chairman Krishnaswami Kasturirangan to prepare the Draft NEP, 2019. The committee submitted its report on 15 Dec.
The policy was released on 31 May. The government has extended the deadline to submit suggestions till 31 Jul.