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Asha India Conference 2001, Kanpur

23rd- 26th December 2001

Asha India Conference 2001 

was held in Kanpur 

in 

23rd-26th December 2001

Brief Summary of the Conference

  1. 23 and 24th December- Various NGO's and people working in the field of education presented their work. There were four sessions. Each session had four speaker(20 minutes each) and then followed by 100 minutes of discussion.
  2. 25th December- There was a discussion on philosophy of education and imparting education in general. No minutes where taken. Briefly Jeevan Vidya philosophy was discussed, Shikshantar's philosophy of moving away from the present day system and questioning what is education to Pawan Gupta's rather eloquent description of the current state of our education system, what it has done to our society and what we may need to do in the future.
  3. 24th December evening, 25th December evening- Various NGO's whom a chapter of Asha was funding and those who wanted to approach Asha for funds- met with Asha volunteers present in Kanpur. 
  4. 25th December night 8pm-till 2am and 26th December 9am till 2pm: Asha for Education matters were discussed. In all 31 ITEMS where discussed. 

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Summary provided by Siva Athreya, Asha-Delhi.

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