Sohel F Fidai
After winning the coveted Education Today Awards for Best Exhibition Organiser in The Education Sector this year, entrepreneur Pawan Shankar is on focussing on the annual Prestigious Schools Exhibition and School Admissions Made Easy, a regular feature by Educationista.
Amruta Fadnavis, the First Lady of Maharashtra and a banker in her own right, inaugurated the same at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon (E) in the presence of actor-enterpreneur Pawan Shankar, Alka Khosla, Head of Admissions – Kodaikanal International School; Savita Venkat , Chief Development Officer – Bombay Cambridge School; Raina Jain, Director – Witty International School; Vandana Arora, Head of School – Nahar Internationa School among others.
The aim of the event is to educate parents with insights for selecting the right school. “Schooling is the most important phase of an individual’s life, it often spans to 16 years, hence this platform helps in accomplishing the wish of every parent of making their child, excel in life. This platform provides access to admission information, counselling & guidance to parents and children,” elaborates Pawan Shankar.
Prestigious Schools Exhibition is now in 15 cities. “October to February is the admission season for schools hence the exhibition is scheduled from October 2017 to February 2018 across 8 states of Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu & Andhra Pradesh,” adds Pawan Shankar.
At the Educationista’s Prestigious Schools Exhibition, parents get to meet Boarding Schools across India, Schools and Preschools of Mumbai of IB, IGCSE, CBSE, ICSE, State Board, all under one roof. IB & CIE Boards are also a part of the fair to expand their network of schools. In addition, skill enhancement providers from all over India participate as well.
Seminars are conducted on various topics like Difference between Indian and International Boards; How to choose a Right School, How to raise children in current scenario, and many such topics. Thus, Educationista’s Prestigious Schools Exhibition is thus a great platform for Educators, Schools and Parents to exchange beliefs on School Education.
The participating schools include International Baccalaureate – Geneva, Cathedral Vidya School, Kodaikanal International School, Vagad Pace Global School,Kohinoor American School, Prudence International School, Day Schools like Nahar International School, The Orchid International School, Witty International School, Bombay Cambridge Gurukul,Veer Bhagat Singh International School, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan International School, G S Shetty International School, C P Goenka International School, Thakur International School, Thakur Public School, Bunts Sangha’s S. M. Shetty High School, Maina Devi Bajaj International School, MET Rishikul Vidyalaya, Preschools & Skill Providers including Eager Beavers, Witty Kids, The Orchid Grolier, Yeh China, Brainwonders, Story Mirror, The Curious Mind among others.
For the uninitiated, Pawan Shankar is an award-winning entrepreneur and Indian television actor who played the title role in the serial Siddhanth on Star One. He holds an MBA in finance from Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad. An alumnus of Allahabad’s St. Joseph’s College, Shankar graduated with a Gold Medal from Allahabad University. He is also a former National Table Tennis Champion.