International Education Day 2024 today; Here are reactions from educators

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International Education Day 2024 today

The theme for International Education Day 2024 today this year is “learning for lasting peace”. The day was was first celebrated on January 24, 2019.

International Education Day 2024 today

New Delhi: International Education Day 2024 today is going to be celebrated today, January 24 under the theme “learning for lasting peace”. The Education Day will highlight the role the educators should play in combating hate speech. UNESCO DG Audrey Azoulay said, “The accelerated spread of hate speech is a threat to all communities. Our best defence is education, which must be at the heart of any peace efforts. It is our collective duty to empower learners of all ages to deconstruct hate speech, and lay the foundations for inclusive, democratic and human-rights respecting societies. To succeed, we need to better train and support teachers who are on the front lines in overcoming this phenomenon.”

The International Education Day was first celebrated on January 24, 2019, following the UNGA resolution passed on December 3, 2018.

International Education Day 2024 today: Reactions from experts, educators

Himanshu Rai, Director, IIM Indore– “Education is a vital tool in fostering global harmony and it’s importance cannot be overstated. We need to educate individuals and communities about the values of love, tolerance, empathy, and mutual respect, that transcends cultural differences. We need to take this education beyond classrooms, into homes, families, communities, and corporate & educational conferences. We need to bring courses on negotiation skills, critical thinking, conflict management, cross-cultural communication into curriculum and training programs. This holistic approach needs to be supported at the global level, and India can take the lead in this, given our roots and traditions.”

Safal Batra, Associate Professor, IIM Kashipur

“Through its education system rooted in deep socio-cultural diversity and spiritual underpinning, India has time and again demonstrated harmony between progress and sustainability. We will strive to continue doing so in the future, as many of our institutes are being opened or collaborating internationally, and many international educational institutions are being opened in India.”

Ramya Venkataraman, Founder and CEO, CENTA

“Inspired teaching goes far beyond subjects – it’s about nurturing global citizens who choose co-existence and peace, one lesson at at time. On this World Education Day focused on ‘learning for lasting peace’, let us also reflect on the inspired teaching that leads to this learning. At CENTA, we believe in the power of competent, motivated teachers to create such inspiration in classrooms. Each time a teacher role models inclusiveness, embraces diversity not only demographically but also in learning styles, enables collaborative problem-solving. We are moving one more step towards peace.” International Education Day 2024 today.

Krishan Mishra, CEO, FPSB India

“On this World Education Day, I am reminded of the transformative power of knowledge. At FPSB India, we believe that education is not just about acquiring facts, but also about empowering individuals for a secure future. As we celebrate the pursuit of knowledge globally, let us emphasize the critical role of financial literacy. In a rapidly changing world, understanding financial principles is key to making informed decisions. By promoting financial education among the masses, we pave the way for economic empowerment, fostering a society where everyone can navigate the complexities of personal finance with confidence. Let us commit to a future where education, especially financial education, is accessible to all, unlocking doors to a brighter and more prosperous world.” International Education Day 2024 today.

Manisha Zaveri, Joint Managing Director, Career Mosaic

“Education transcends geographical boundaries, serving as a conduit for understanding, tolerance, and peace. It equips students with not only academic knowledge but also invaluable global skills that are essential in today’s interconnected world. The international education experience is shaping the future of students by broadening their horizons, nurturing empathy, and promoting collaboration across cultures.”

Aarul Malaviya, Founder, Zamit– ” Education plays a crucial role in fostering awareness, empathy and a deeper understanding of diverse perspectives. Through exposure to a broad range of subjects, cultures, and societal issues, education cultivates a heightened sensitivity towards the complexities of the world, promoting open-mindedness and inclusivity.” International Education Day 2024 today.

Rohit Gupta, COO, College Vidya– “In a world driven by technology, education has evolved beyond boundaries, empowering individuals globally. Choosing the right online course equips students with job ready skills, fostering career growth and adaptability. Technology’s role in reshaping education is undeniable, breaking down geographical barriers and fostering a dynamic learning environment. As we look forward, the fusion of technology and education holds the key to unlocking new possibilities.”

Naman Jain, Director, Silverline Prestige School, Ghaziabad– “Education is a human right and it is the key to sustainable development. We are on the brink of a major transformation, for the next decade, India needs to focus on improving access to progressive and international pedagogies in education. These types of pedagogies and experiential education which are currently limited to international schools and select socio-economic strata need to be made available and accessible to more students. The big challenge is working on increasing accessibility for education while sustaining good quality.” International Education Day 2024 today.

Akash Sharma, Director of Admission, Noida International University– “Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility and on this ‘International Education Day’ we stand firm in our commitment to recognise the urgency to bridge educational disparities. In a world where knowledge is a powerful catalyst for peace and development, shockingly around 80 per cent of school-aged girls and young women remain deprived of this basic right, emphasizing the critical need for collective action.” International Education Day 2024 today.

INS Nirupak decommissioned from Indian Navy: Take a look at glorious journey of the Navy’s indigenous survey ship

The dedicated services to the field of hydrography, a process of describing the physical features of bodies of water and the land areas adjacent to those bodies of water, earned INS Nirupak the Admiral Jal Cursetji Rolling Trophy for best survey ship four times in 1994, 1995, 2005 and 2009, throughout its service.

New Delhi: After 38 years of glorious journey and tremendous contribution to the country’s defence system, the Indian Navy’s indigenously developed survey ship, INS Nirupak retired from its services. The ship was decommissioned with a grand farewell ceremony, graced by the presence of Vice Admiral Adhir Arora, AVSM, NM, Chief Hydrographer to the Government of India at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh on Monday. International Education Day 2024 today.

The beginning of a glorious journey of the INS Nirupak

INS Nirupak, the third of its class ship, hit the water surface on June 4, 1981, at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd, (GRSE). Docked at Visakhapatnam under the administrative and operational control of Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Eastern Naval Command, the survey ship began its services with the Indian Navy with formal induction on August 14, 1985, by the then Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Jayant Ganpat Nadkarni. International Education Day 2024 today.

Recognition of its glorious service

The dedicated services to the field of hydrography, a process of describing the physical features of bodies of water and the land areas adjacent to those bodies of water, earned INS Nirupak the Admiral Jal Cursetji Rolling Trophy for best survey ship four times, in 1994, 1995, 2005 and 2009, throughout its service. International Education Day 2024 today.

The ship showed active participation in several Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations. One of the most recognised operations was Operation Gambhir (Tsunami Relief) conducted in 2004, where the ship offered critical relief as a hospital ship to Indonesia. International Education Day 2024 today.

INS Nirupak: The decoder of ocean mysteries

INS Nirupak leaves a lasting legacy of nautical prowess after shedding light on several mysteries of vast blue surfaces in its 38 years of glorious services. The ship will be known for its hydrographic survey potential, which has not only shaped naval operations but also played a significant role in studying the physical, chemical, and biological features of the ocean (oceanography). It has played a major role in enhancing the country’s defence system in the vast ocean region by providing crucial data. Additionally, the information gathered by the ship has also helped other nations understand the ocean and its physical phenomena. International Education Day 2024 today.

End of an era

Throughout its long historic service, INS Nirupak witnessed the valour of 20 commanding officers, enduring symbol of maritime prowess. The dusk of January 29 witnessed the last ceremoniously hauled down of the naval ensign and the commissioning pendant in the presence of officers and sailors who served onboard the survey ship, marking the end of the magnificent journey of the ship and the end of an era. International Education Day 2024 today.

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