Discipline and Lingua Committee

The Committees are an integral part of school dynamics. Committees ensure smooth conduct of the school calendar. Committees ensure participation as well as commitment towards the roles and responsibilities in ensuring smooth functioning of different areas.

  • Academic Committee
  • Sports Committee
  • Discipline Committee
  • Mess Committee
  • CCA Committee
  • Celebration Committee
  • Lingua Committee
  • Community Committee

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It’s easy to feel disconnected, as many parents juggle work, school, kids, and activity after activity.

With the help of Community services a child learns how giving back is much more than raising money; it is about getting involved, being hands-on, and teaching our students why it is important to help others in need. Our schools have integrated Community Service within the curriculum and are highly involved in their local communities, and our staff is proud to be involved and committed. The Schools choose a variety of local organizations to support through community service projects and fundraising opportunities. These opportunities offer valuable life lessons as our students join their families and school staff members in community service activities.

Making a difference in the lives of others is a passion shared throughout Edify Schools. Helping children understand generosity continues to be one of our most important initiatives. Each year, proceeds from our special community fundraising events support local children’s charities in addition to several national charitable organizations. The school staff, the children, and their families participate in activities that encourage community giving and a spirit of helping others.

Many projects that our individual schools support through strong relationships they have built with a variety of local organizations. This spirit drives our schools across the nation to help students discover the warmth of contribution and make a difference in their communities each and every day!

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IB PYP PRIMARY YEAR PROGRAMME

The schools follow the CBSE syllabus which can be integrated with the International Baccalaureate IB PYP Primary Years Programmes from Kindergarten to Grade V. The uniqueness of our schools largely lies in this blended approach of offering the best of Indian content using the best of the International Methodologies. The MDN Edify Schools follow the internationally approved convention of a 12:1 student teacher ratio to optimize the learning process.

Regular field trips are organized based on our 3C Curriculum to help children understand the Inquiry Module in progress. Throughout the learning process, both the students and teachers are actively involved in assessing the student’s progress. Students regularly assess their own work and reflect on their own learning process.

Teachers support the students in assessing their own work by providing assessment criteria’s. Students go through all the assessment steps through the Pre-Assessment, Formative Assessment and Summative Assessment.

 

Parent teacher meetings are held regularly in which the teachers show through different mediums how the students perform and behave in the class and how the students have progressed over a time period and the parents too provide their perspective.

Students maintain what they consider their best work collectively in a student’s portfolio. This helps the students self-assess their performance and learning. The portfolio is shared by the students with their parents in a Student-Led Conference. This conference allows the students to play an active role in reporting their progress to their parents. The students also put – up an Exhibition in which they showcase their Inquiry Module which also shows the action they would take and it focuses on the global issues too.

The subjects are not compartmentalized and the curriculum offers a seamless integration of classroom activities with other essential Life-skills necessary for students to emerge as leaders in the real world. Equal importance is given to developing the cognitive and psychomotor skills of students.

Differentiated and child specific teaching methods help the facilitators and students by letting them move away from regular bookish knowledge, to include the amazing world outside the campus. Instead of being tied down by information provided in the classroom, the students of Edify Schools are allowed to explore their intellectual facilities, by seeing and doing things themselves

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Parent-child bond : Edify School

Parental Involvement at Edify School ranges from Reading together at Kindergarten ‘Read with me workshop’ to volunteering in classrooms as ‘Resource Parent’ , to getting involved when children are out on field trips. The benefits of Parental Involvement can be :

For parent better understanding of their Child’s school experience in order to build a closer parent-child bond.

For teacher Classroom & field trip support & better understanding of the child’s family roots.

For Students Increase in self confidence & self-esteem as they see their parent showing interest in their class activities. Children learn best when the significant adults in their lives – Parent, teacher and community members work together to encourage and support them. School alone cannot address all of the child’s developmental needs. Hence the meaningful involvement of parents support from the community is essential& staff to work together catering to an environment in which trust & mutual respect for each other can flourish.

A student too gets a message of peace & begins to learn with ease when they see their parent & teachers engaged in a respectful manner for their progress. This is where 3C learner’s profile comes in & helps all concerned work on a common platform.

Resource Parent
Parents are invited to share their experience and knowledge of their respective subject domain with our students during the inquiry. This helps the school to get a variety of resource people and also helps parents to spend time with students productively. For instance while an inquiry on communicable and non communicable diseases a member of the parent body from the medical profession is invited to share his expertise.

A parent teaching students of grade – classical dance during the inquiry on Cultures and religions

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REQUIREMENTS OF EDIFY WORLD SCHOOL :

Boarding Schools have emerged from the ancient concept of the Gurukul Education System. Parents send their children to these schools to empower them with the essential ingredients of success and happiness for life, these schools own a charm and Aura which is unmatched.

The demand for world-class boarding schools is on a rise. Most good boarding schools like Doon, KIS, Mayo, to name a few, are packed to capacity and have students queuing up for admissions. Also the competitive education scenario and comparatively low costs attract students from across the world to India for school and graduate programs.

Considering this ever growing demand and the value that can be added to the holistic development of students through residential programs, we at Edify have created an innovative International Residential School Program

The Edify World Schools are an upcoming chain of Residential schools with the following features

  • National and International curriculum like CBSE, IGCSE, IB State of art sports facilities like Swimming, Skating, Squash, Golf, Horse Riding, Soccer etc.
  • Conducive learning environment
  • Interactive labs for all major subjects, robotics, aero modeling etc.,
  • WIFI enabled campus
  • ICT for record keeping, teaching and learning, assessments, collaboration
  • Highly competent, qualified and trained faculty
  • Faculty of 10 different nationalities
  • Contemporary and safe Residential facilities
  • Participation in National and International events
  • Over 8 national and international Languages
  • Over 8 options of performing arts
  • Over 10 club activities
  • Well structured inquiry based scholastic and co-scholastic programs Indoor sports complex, gymnasiums, brain gym saloon, Open air theatre, canteen and tuck shops, general store 24 hrs medical facility with adequate bedded infirmary

MDN Edify Education provides all Operating Procedures and Policies for the success of these schools.

Requirement

Land Required : Min 20 acres
Construction Area : 200000 sq.ft
Grades : Grade 4 to Grade 12
Affiliation : IB/IGCSE/CBSE
Student teacher ratio : 1:08
Investment : 25crs
Student strength : 900

REQUIREMENT OF MDN FUTURE SCHOOL :

MDN Future Schools is an initiative, set up to revolutionize education in the country with the aim of providing quality education at an affordable cost in smaller cities and towns of India. The schools are driven by the vision of an India whose children are educated, environmentally conscious and ready to become global leaders of the future. Quality control, a well researched curriculum, scientific management and infusion of the latest technology in the classrooms is the mantra by which MDN Future Schools operate and this Philosophy can be seen in the satisfactory dividends that its schools have yielded in terms of academic, Co-curricular and financial performance over the past years.

At MDN Future Schools, all efforts are directed towards shaping the future of education in a manner that makes the schooling years of children productive, joyous and enriching.

Salient Features :

  • Well planned campus.
  • CBSE Syllabus.
  • 3C pedagogy from Kindergarten to Grade 5.
  • Inquiry based teaching and learning strategies.
  • Student assessment on CCE format.
  • Technology enabled classrooms.
  • Indoor and outdoor sports facilities.
  • Transport.
  • Library.
  • Laboratories.
  • Language skills and field trips.
  • Social skill development.
  • Value education.
  • Participation and exchange programs.
  • Empowered team of facilitators

Requirement

Land Required : 2 acres & above
Construction Area : 45-50,000 Sqft.
Grades : IK 1 to Grade 12
Affiliation : CBSE
Student teacher ratio : 1:15
Investment : Step investment of 4 – 6 crore
(over a period of 5 yrs)
Student strength : 1280
Sports Facilities : Indoor and outdoor

HISTORY OF TIM BERNERS LEE

LIFE HISTORY OF LOUIS XIV

Full Name: Louis XIV
Nationality: French

Profession: The Sun King of France
Why Famous: The longest ruling monarch in European history, Louis XIV came to the throne aged 4 and went on to rule for 72 years. His rule established France as one of the pre-eminent powers of Europe, through early reforms, successful wars, creation of a French Empire and through his patronage of the arts. He was also the builder of the Palace of Versailles to where he moved the court of France in 1682. In 1685 he issued the Edict of Fontainebleau revoking the Edit of Nantes and ending tolerance of Protestants.

Born: 5th September, 1638
Star Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

Died: 1st September, 1715 (aged 76)
Cause of Death: Gangrene

Married Life

Historical Events in the Life of Louis XIV

  • 1643-05-14 Louis XIV becomes King of France aged 4
  • 1651-11-07 King Louis XIV of France (13) declared of full age
  • 1654-06-07 Louis XIV crowned King of France
  • 1659-11-07 Peace of Pyreneeen: French King Louis XIV & Spanish king Philip IV
  • 1661-03-10 French King Louis XIV ends office of premier
  • 1663-01-23 King Louis XIV affirms covenant with Rÿnstaten
  • 1664-03-06 King Louis XIV & Emperor of Brandenburg signs covenant
  • 1664-05-07 Louis XIV of France inaugurates The Palace of Versailles.
  • 1668-01-19 King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain
  • 1669-02-01 French King Louis XIV limits freedom of religion
  • 1670-06-01 English King Charles II & French King Louis XIV sign secret anti-Dutch treaty
  • 1671-11-01 French King Louis XIV & RC German emperor Leopold I sign secret anti-Dutch treaty
  • 1672-04-29 Franco-Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.
  • 1672-06-21 French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Utrecht
  • 1673-06-16 Peace of Vossem: French King Louis XIV & Frederik Willem of Brandenburg
  • 1681-10-23 French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Staatsburg
  • 1682-05-06 Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles.
  • 1683-09-24 King Louis XIV expels all Jews from French possessions in America
  • 1685-10-18 French King Louis XIV revokes Edict of Nantes cancelling rights of French Protestants
  • 1688-11-26 French King Louis XIV declares war on Netherlands
  • 1689-04-15 French King Louis XIV declares war on Spain
  • 1690-03-16 French King Louis XIV sends troops to Ireland
  • 1696-07-29 Louis XIV. King of France, & Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy, sign Peace of Turin, a turning point in the War of the League of Augsburg
  • 1715-09-01 King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.

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NARENDRA MODI LIFE HISTORY

Personal Life Story

Narendra Modi’s life has been a journey of courage, compassion and constant hardwork. At a very young age he had decided to devote his life in service of the people. He displayed his skills as a grass root level worker, an organiser and an administrator during his 13 year long stint as the Chief Minister of his home state of Gujarat, where he ushered a paradigm shift towards pro-people and pro-active good governance.

Formative Years

Narendra Modi’s inspiring life journey to the Office of Prime Minister began in the by-lanes of Vadnagar, a small town in North Gujarat’s Mehsana district. He was born on the 17th of September 1950; three years after India had gained its Independence. This makes him the first Prime Minister to be born in independent India. Mr. Modi is the third child born to Damodardas Modi and Hiraba Modi. Mr. Modi comes from a family of humble origins and modest means. The entire family lived in a small single storey house which was approximately 40 feet by 12 feet.

Narendra Modi’s formative years taught him early tough lessons as he balanced his studies, non-academic life to spare time to work at the family owned Tea Stall as the family struggled to make ends meet. His school friends remember that as a child also he was very industrious and had an affinity for debates and a curiosity to read books. Schoolmates recollect how Mr. Modi used to spend many hours reading in the local Library. As a child he was also fond of swimming.

Mr. Modi’s thoughts and dreams as a child were quite removed from how most children of his age thought. Perhaps it was the influence of Vadnagar which once used to be a vibrant center of Buddhist learning and spirituality many centuries ago. As a child also he always felt a strong urge to make a difference to society. He was highly influenced by the works of Swami Vivekananda which laid the foundation of his journey towards spiritualism and which inspired him to pursue the mission to fulfill Swamiji’s dream of making India a Jagat Guru.

At the age of 17 he left home to travel across India. For two years he travelled across the expansive landscape of India exploring various cultures. When he returned home he was a changed man with a clear aim of what he wanted to achieve in life. He went to Ahmedabad and joined Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). RSS is a socio-cultural organisation working towards the social and cultural regeneration of India. It was a tough routine for Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad since 1972 when he became a Pracharak for RSS. His day began at 5 am and went on till late night. Late 1970s also saw a young Narendra Modi join the movement to restore Democracy in India which was reeling under Emergency.

While continuing to shoulder different responsibilities within the Sangh during the 1980s Narendra Modi emerged as an Organizer exemplar with his organizing skills. In 1987 a different chapter began in the life of Mr. Modi when he started work as the General Secretary of the BJP in Gujarat. In his first task Mr. Modi won a victory for the BJP in Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation elections for the first time ever. He also ensured that the BJP was a close second to the Congress in the 1990 Gujarat Assembly elections. In the 1995 Assembly elections Mr. Modi’s organizational skills ensured the BJP’s vote share increased and the party won 121 seats in the Assembly.

Mr. Modi worked as the National Secretary of BJP from 1995 looking after party’s activities in Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. As BJP’s General Secretary Organisation he worked to ensure the BJP won the 1998 Lok Sabha elections. It was in September 2001 that Mr. Modi received a phone call from then Prime Minister Vajpayee which opened a new chapter in his life taking him from the rough and tumble of Organizational Politics to the world of Governance. To read more about Shri Narendra Modi’s personal life story.

Years in Governance

Narendra Modi’s evolution from quintessential Organization Man of the BJP to one of India’s best known leaders recognized for his Good Governance over a span of a decade tells a story of grit, determination and Strong Leadership in the face of grave adversity. Narendra Modi’s transition from the world of Political Organizing to the realm of Administration and Governance neither had the luxury of time nor the benefit of training. Shri Modi had to learn the ropes of Administration while on the job right from Day One. Narendra Modi’s first 100 days in office offer a glimpse of not just how Shri Modi made that personal transition but these 100 days also offer a glimpse of how Shri Modi brought unconventional thinking and out of the box ideas to shake status-quo and reform Governance.

Narendra Modi’s path to creating a Vibrant Gujarat as a shining example of Development and Governance did not come easy. It was a path littered with adversities and challenges. Through the last decade if there is one constant trait of Narendra Modi that has stood out it is his Strong Leadership in the face of grave adversity. Shri Narendra Modi’s approach to governance has always been viewed as being above politics. Shri Modi never let political differences get in the way of pursuing solutions to developmental challenges. As Shri Narendra Modi prepares to assume Office as India’s next Prime Minister, his approach to Administration and Governance stands out for its convergent thinking. The finest manifestation of Shri Modi’s philosophy of “Minimum Government, Maximum Governance” is his Pancha-Amrut construct for convergent Governance.

His performance is reflected in the many Awards his government received from both National and International media. Shri Narendra Modi as India’s Prime Minister brings with him a rich and hands-on experience as one of India’s most successful Chief Ministers and one of its finest of Administrators.

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LIFE HISTORY OF BARACK OBAMA

Full Name: Barack Obama
Nationality: American

Profession: 44th US President
Political Party: Democratic
Political Titles: United States Senator from Illinois

Presidential Term: In office since 20th January, 2009
Preceded By: George W. Bush

Why Famous: First US African-American President; tasked with dealing with the Great Recession, brought in ‘Obamacare’, and became 1st President to support same-sex marriage.

Born: 4th August, 1961 (55 years old)
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

        Married Life

  • 1992-10-03 Future US President Barack Obama (31) weds fellow lawyer Michelle Robinson (28) in Chicago, Illinois.

    Historical Events in the Life of Barack Obama

  • 1995-07-18 “Dreams from My Father”, a memoir by Barack Obama is published by Times Books
  • 2008-08-27 Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States
  • 2008-11-04 Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States
  • 2008-12-09 The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for a number of alleged crimes including attempting to sell the United States Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama’s election to the Presidency
  • 2009-01-20 Barack Obama, inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becomes the United States’ first African-American president
  • 2010-12-22 The repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning on homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, was signed into law by President Barack Obama.
  • 2011-04-27 U.S. President Barack Obama, coerced by incessant false “birther” accusations, publicly releases a copy of his birth certificate
  • 2011-10-01 Martin Dempsey is appointed US Joint Chiefs of Staff by President Obama
  • 2012-04-03 US President Barack Obama officially secures Democratic presidential nomination
  • 2012-05-09 United States President Barack Obama officially states his support for same sex marriage
  • 2012-09-06 Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for US President
  • 2012-11-06 Barack Obama re-elected as US President
  • 2012-11-10 The final US presidential election results are declared after Barack Obama wins Florida to defeat Mitt Romney 332-206 in Electoral College votes
  • 2013-04-23 A 1% flash crash hits the US stock market after a news agency was hacked and claimed injury to President Obama
  • 2014-02-05 US President Obama and journalists globally call for the release of 3 Al Jazeera journalists detained in Egypt
  • 2014-02-21 US President Barack Obama meets with the Dalai Lama
  • 2014-03-01 US President Barack Obama warns Russian President Vladimir Putin over involvement in Ukraine
  • 2014-05-29 President Obama approves US military training of ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels to fight the regime of Bashar Assad and al Qaeda-linked groups
  • 2014-06-03 President Obama announces his plan for a $1 billion fund to increase deployment of US troops to Europe
  • 2014-07-01 The US Supreme Court rules that family-owned corporations can reject provision of ‘Obamacare’ on religious grounds
  • 2014-07-27 Obama reaffirms Israel’s “right to defend itself”, but condemns civilian casualties in Gaza
  • 2014-08-05 Obama signs The Iron Dome Bill providing $225 million in additional funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defense
  • 2014-09-15 President Obama annouces the US will send 3,000 troops to help combat spread of the Ebola virus
  • 2014-11-08 US President Obama authorises deployment of 1500 additional troops to help train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants
  • 2014-11-20 Nearly 5 million illegal migrants in the US will have the threat of deportation deferred, after President Barack Obama announces sweeping immigration changes
  • 2014-11-23 Republicans condemn US President Obama’s use of executive powers to force through immigration reform
  • 2014-12-02 Elizabeth Lauten, an aide to a Republican congressman resigns after her online criticism of President Barack Obama’s teenage daughters
  • 2015-03-09 US President Barack Obama signs an executive order declaring Venezuela a national security threat to the US
  • 2015-04-11 Barack Obama and Raul Castro meet in Panama, the 1st meeting of US and Cuban heads of state since the Cuban Revolution
  • 2015-06-25 Obamacare subsidies in The Affordable Care Act preserved by US Supreme Court Ruling in King v Burwell 6-3
  • 2015-07-24 US President Barack Obama begins an historic 2 day visit to Kenya
  • 2015-08-03 US President Obama unveils his Clean Power Plan to cut greenhouse gases
  • 2015-08-31 President Obama officially re-designates Alaska’s Mt. McKinley as Denali, its native American name
  • 2015-08-31 US President Barak Obama arrives in Alaska on a 3 day tour highlighting climate change
  • 2015-09-02 US President Barak Obama becomes the first president to visit the Arctic Circle at Kotzebue, Alaska
  • 2015-09-14 14 yr old Texan Ahmed Mohamed arrested at school when home-made clock assumed to be a bomb – Mark Zuckerberg and US President Barack Obama send supportive tweets
  • 2015-09-22 Pope Francis is greeted by President Obama and Vice President Biden as he arrives for his 6 day tour of the US
  • 2015-10-07 US President Barack Obama apologies to Doctors without Borders President and the President of Afghanistan for the bombing of a hospital in Kunduz
  • 2015-11-12 Out Magazine names Barack Obama ‘Ally of the Year’, Obama becomes 1st sitting US President to pose for cover of a gay magazine
  • 2016-02-03 US President Barak Obama visits his first US mosque – the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque in Maryland
  • 2016-03-16 US President Barak Obama nominates Merrick Garland as Supreme Court Justice
  • 2016-03-20 Barak Obama becomes the first US President to visit Cuba since 1928, arriving for a 2 day tour
  • 2016-04-21 US President Barack Obama begins a 4 day visit to the UK with and Michelle Obama
  • 2016-05-22 US President Barack Obama arrives in Vietman for a 3 day tour
  • 2016-06-09 US President Barack Obama officially endorses Hillary Clinton as Democratic Presidential nominee.

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INDIA CELEBRATES MOTHER TERESA 106th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

Introduction: Mother Teresa’s real name was Anjeze Gonxhe Bojaxhiu. She was born on 27th August, 1910 in Yugoslavia. Her parents were very simple and kind hearted.

Early Life: From her very childhood, she was very kinds and soft-hearted girl. Anjeze was a devout Christian. She joined the Loreto Nuns in Dublin, Ireland. She was then only seventeen years old. She came to India in 1928. She took training to be a sister of Loreto. She came to be known as Sister Teresa. She joined Loreto Convent at Entally as geography teacher. She felt pity for the poor slum dwellers living opposite the convent she wanted to serve them. She then got permission from, Pope and started her mission.

Career: She started a free school for the poor children. The school began to grow and was named ‘Nirmal Hriday’. In 1950, she founded a new religious order ‘Missionaries of Charity’. Her activities began to spread. People began to call her Mother Teresa for her motherly affection towards the suffering people.

She also founded ‘Nirmal Shishu Bhavan’ for the orphan children. A Home in Gobra was founded for the lepers. Donations began to come from many countries of the world.

Awards: Mother Teresa received Padma-Shri Award, The Nehru Award, The Magsaysay Award, and The Pope John XXII Award. Finally she received the Noble Prize in 1979 for Peace and International Understanding.

Conclusion: This great soul passed away in on 5th of September, 1997 in Kolkata. There are some people among the vast population of the world whose names are familiar to all by their service and love to the humanity. Mother Teresa is one of them.

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FORMER CABINET SECRETARY SUBRAMANIAN WANTS THE NEW EDUCATION POLICY

Former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the committee on the policy of new type of education policy, T.S.R. Subramanian has said to the audience.

The title of your committee on the new education policy was changed from ‘drafting committee’ to ‘evolution committee’. Now your report is being called ‘inputs’. Has its importance been watered down?

I don’t know if the expectation was that we would praise the system. We have done wholesale criticism… The main reason why the report was not published and extracts were given was that this criticism should not come to the public. Unfortunately, there is nothing to praise. We showed the reality. It has nothing to do with A or B but shows 70 years of misgovernance.

What is your opinion about the name being changed?

If a good policy comes, I don’t think credit needs to be given to anybody in particular. As a country we can’t wait now. See where Korea is. See what China has done. When will we change things?

There were wide-ranging consultations last year and they are going on even now. Does it make sense?

Hopefully, the system is poised to announce the decisions. I do not see this as a reopening of issues. I see it as consolidation of reactions. Inputs won’t come from Mars; so another three years’ examination won’t help. But I think the Minister is keen — he is correctly not looking at one person, source or report. Education policy is too important a thing to be attributed to one person, party or idea. It will affect the entire country. What matters is what solutions come. Cosmetic changes will be disastrous.

What is the way forward on the policy?

Each of these 95 recommendations can be converted into policy, modified or rejected. It has details on how things are to be done. In 1986, they did not have a framework committee to convert policy into action points. There was no time-frame. It is for the Ministry to decide. But that, in my opinion, is absolutely essential. There should also be monitoring. Otherwise, any new policy will be in the air.

Former HRD minister and Congress leader Kapil Sibal said there was nothing in your report to ensure access, quality and equity. Any comments?

My most charitable comment would be he is a very busy man probably defending Rahul (Gandhi). Maybe he did not get time (to read it). From the first to the last page, the report is about the need to reduce inequality and improve quality. We have also said that, thanks to Sibal, the problem of availability of education was solved to some extent.

There has been criticism that your committee lacked real educationists.

I have been chancellor of a university for three years. I have an educational programme for poor children. As chief secretary, I went to Washington for the first World Bank programme on education for all. I have been to Imperial College and Harvard. The others in the committee had educational experience. Educational field has many kinds of expertise — pedagogy, school, infrastructure, training, management, financing, etc. If anyone says he knows all about it, he is fraud.

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