The Knowledge Summit 2018
New Era Public School
embarked on a new mission to provide a platform to the students of Delhi to
share knowledge and interact with leading professionals of the country, on
relevant issues of the day. The inaugural Knowledge Summit was held on 21st
April 2018 in the school auditorium, attended by students of the school, as
well as, other schools. The event began by lightening of the auspicious lamp by
the Director and Founder Principal of New Era Public School, Mrs. Usha Chopra,
the Principal, Mrs. Vandana Chawla, the Chairman of New Era Public School,
Dwarka, Mr Rohit Chopra, the President of Laksh Foundation, Ms. Ila Lumba and
the Director of Delhi Council for Child Welfare, Dr. Sandhaya Bhalla.
The event, anchored by
Vidhi Narula, Tanmir Singh, Mehak Jain and Bhaveesh Ghakar, consisted of two
panel discussions, which were moderated by Gunjan Uppal, Vedika Khandelwal and Ishika Schdeva. The theme of the first
session was ‘Community-Service’ and the second session was ‘Holistic-Health’.
The panelists of the first session were- Ms. Ila Lumba, who works for the
empowerment of women and children in rural community, and Dr. Sandhaya Bhalla,
who has many years of social work behind her. The first session threw light on
community service and how the students can contribute to the society. The
session was sprinkled with anecdotes from rural community and the personal
journeys of Ms. Lumba and Ms. Bhalla. In the second session, Dr. Ashwini Chopra,
an eminent gastroenterologist of Delhi and an expert in alternative disciplines
of health and healing, discussed the importance of both physical and mental
well-being. He shared his belief that health is much more dependent on our
habits and nutrition than on medicine. Both the sessions were followed by a
lively interaction with the audience.
The Director and Founding
Principal, Mrs. Usha Chopra, encouraged the students to make full use of this
opportunity and gain newer perspectives. The Principal, Mrs. Vandana Chawla,
thanked the guests and students for making the Knowledge Summit a grand
success. She hoped that students benefitted from the discussions and would keep
the flame of knowledge and inquisitiveness alive.