Dubai's GEMS Education hosts India's first Festival of EducationAugust 10, 2017, 10:05 am GMT
Dubai-based GEMS Education hosted the Festival of Education in partnership with the government of Rajasthan in Jaipur from August 5-6, 2017.
As the keynote speaker at the festival, HH Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Culture, Youth, and Community Development, advocated for the universal right to an education, citing the key role it plays in the personal and social development of any human being, enabling children to acquire knowledge and skills, to help define their future.
Also speaking at the event, Rajasthan's chief minister Vasundhara Raje, said given the geographical and demographic circumstances of the state of Rajasthan, providing quality education to children in the State was a big challenge. Despite the challenges, her government has made changes in the education sector and made it learning based. The efforts are helping talented students to obtain opportunities of higher studies in medical, engineering, law, management and other such disciplines.
The Rajasthan government is also investing in teacher training and development, and the state has established two new skills-based universities.
Commenting on the festival, GEMS Education India group president Amreesh Chandra said: "We are proud to present the Festival of Education, an initiative powered by GEMS for the Government of Rajasthan that is aimed at taking the education ecosystem of the country to the next level. India is now the new intellectual capital of the world and within that Rajasthan is poised to be the knowledge hub."