ThinkEdu Conclave, an initiative of The New Indian Express Group, is an annual feature where India is discussed by Indians.
The New Indian Express Group has been organizing the national-level education meet since 2013. Making education affordable and accessible to all, we believe, is the most effective way to propel India forward on the path of development. Our previous speakers have included the late President Dr APJ Kalam, Vice-President M Hamid Ansari, Union Ministers, Chief Ministers, policymakers, educationists and edupreneurs, along with social scientists and spiritual leaders. All our previous editions were extremely impactful. The 2017 chapter promises to be even better, with thought-provoking topics of discussion and dynamic speakers.
The fourth edition of Thinkedu Conclave was a huge success. Over a period of two days, scholars, politicians, academics and social reformers discussed topics that requires immediate attention. Held on February 9 & 10, 2016, the theme was 'Should Indian education be Indianisation?' The Conclave was inaugurated by Smriti Zubin Irani, Former Union Minister for Human Resource Development. The closing address was delivered by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder, Art of Living. ThinkEdu Conclave through its sessions, discussions and debates strives to propel India forward on the path of development.
The 3rd edition of ThinkEdu Conclave, organized by The New Indian Express, brought together policy makers, educationists, historians and scholars to discuss the state of Indian education. It debated about making education affordable and accessible to all. The focus of the 2015 event, held in February, was 'Building Skills for India's Future'. The Conclave was inaugurated by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science & Technology and Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, Former Chairman, ISRO. Closing address was delivered by Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister for Human Resource Development.
The 2nd edition of the annual Education Conclave, organized by The New Indian Express, was held on January 30 & 31, 2014 at ITC Grand Chola, Chennai. Like last year, eminent academicians, thinkers, social scientists and India's top political and corporate leaders came together to brainstorm for two days on the challenges faced by the Indian education system and ways to overcome them.
Event Xpress organized its first-ever two day national education conclave, ThinkEdu in February 2013 in Chennai. The Conclave saw 64 distinguished speakers, including a former President, four Chief Ministers and four Union ministers along with a host of politicians, bureaucrats, educationists, corporates, historians and thinkers coming together to brainstorm for over 15 hours on Schooling India for Tomorrow.
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar lights the lamp with TNIE Group CMD Manoj Sonthalia and TNIE Editorial Director.
Former Union Minister for HRD Smriti Irani lights the lamp with Members of Parliament, Manoj Sonthalia and Prabhu Chawla.
Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science & Technology inaugurates the event along with Dr K Radhakrishnan, Former Chairman, ISRO.
Gandhian Anna Hazare and first Medico from tribal community Bharathi Mantheskuttan jointly inaugurated The New Indian Express ThinkEdu 2014 conclave in Chennai.
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam lit a lamp inaugurating the ThinkEdu Conclave 2013.