Government of Rajasthan’s Festival of Education, powered by GEMS Education, taking place at the Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre on the 5th and 6th of August 2017.
The festival will be the first of its kind event to convene over 10,000 global innovators, academicians, change-makers, vice chancellors, educationalists, policy makers and more under one roof to give shape to the future of education through discourse, discussion and debate.
The Festival of Education will celebrate the future of education, facilitating knowledge exchange and exploring a new world of possibilities for Education in Rajasthan and the “New India” with clear actions and solutions.
Poised to become the world’s largest chain of budget schools and a key player within the budget school segment within India, GEMS Education’s ambition is to establish 3000 budget schools in India by 2022 and to expand the “affordable school” segment in other continents and countries such as in Africa and South-East Asia.
His Highness Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, UAE will be the guest of honour and will deliver the Keynote Address. The festival will also feature guest speakers from the sectors of business, education, politics and entertainment including:
- Mr. Sunny Varkey, Chairman and Founder GEMS Education
- Ms. Vasundhara Raje, Honourable Chief Minister Government of Rajasthan
- Mr. Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Honourable Union Minister of State (I/C) of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, India
- Honourable Baroness Usha Prashar, Member, House of Lords, UK and Deputy Chair, British Council
- Mr. Timothy Difato, Associate Director of Business Development, Digital Worlds Institute, University of Florida
- Ms. Shabana Azmi, Actress
- Mr. Shankar Mahadevan, Composer and Singer
The festival will feature a range of unique events designed to entertain and inspire including:
An exhibition for the education industry, inspirational speakers discussing the challenges and potential of the current Indian education system. Battle of the Bands Music Festival features the best of college and university bands from India and abroad will perform at the festival, with the winner to perform at the closing ceremony. An award ceremony in India to facilitate some of the finest works from teachers in India.
The event will also host the largest education conversation on Twitter over 24 hours, featuring 100 panelists.
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