The two-day occasion, organised below the auspices of the Board of Directors, Indian schools in Oman, offered umpteen possibilities to students to get themselves acquainted with courses and careers in diverse domains. Avenir is a French word which means ‘future’ and most considerably, the programme was aimed at displaying the future pathway, assisting students take judicious choices in picking their future course and profession.
The occasion had an array of 16 profession talks delivered by eminent experts from distinct domains. The profession talks focused on 21st century expertise set, profession possibilities, challenges and insights for future generation.
Dr Baby Sam Saamuel, chairman, Board of Directors, Indian schools in Oman, welcomed the august gathering and underscored the significance of Avenir 2018. Yusuf Nalwala, former chairman of the Board of Directors, was the unique guest on the occasion. Members on the Indian School Board, Management Committee of Indian School Ma’abela, principals and teachers of distinct Indian schools have been present on the occasion.
The initial day’s programme integrated a crucial note address by Dr Kiran G R, dean of Middle East College, and culminated with a panel discussion on ‘Imperatives of Digitalisation’.
H E Munu Mahawar, Ambassador of India to the sultanate, was the chief guest. The panelists consisted of business professionals from diverse domains and integrated names such as Sheikh Talal Said Marhoon al Mamari (CEO, Omantel), Tariq Hilal al Barwani (founder, Knowledge Oman), Dr Saleh Mohamed al Khusaiby (dean, College of Medicine and Health Science), Dr Yasmin al Balushi (dean, Muscat College), Eng Mohiuddin Mohamad Ali (vice chairman, Galfar), Faizal Mohammed Eledath (chief transformation officer, NBO) and Mohana Prabhakar (CEO & MD, Apex Press & Publishing).
The panel discussion was moderated by Papri Ghosh, principal of Indian School Ghubra.
The renowned author and motivational speaker Shiv Khera delivered the crucial note address on Saturday at six.30pm.
Prabhakar Tijare, director-in-charge of Indian School Ma’abela, expressed his hope that Avenir 2018 would assist the students ‘build rather than predict their future’ and stated that the occasion ‘brought out the best future for the students of Indian schools.’ Nitheesh Sundaresan, director-in-charge of the college, stated, “Avenir opened up a plethora of avenues to students to explore and plan the course which they wish to pursue for their higher studies.”
Jolly Mathews, president, SMC, deemed Avenir as a golden chance for kids to discover their future plans of action. He stated, “The platform of ‘Avenir 2018’ helped not only the students but also the parents guide their children better in choosing career of a lifetime. The school’s Management Committee hosted this prestigious two-day event with the unconditional support of parents and the teaching fraternity.”
P Prabakaran, principal, Indian School Ma’abela, stated, “Avenir 2018 will help students of Indian schools in Oman to see a variety of available academic options that would help them through their preferred learning styles, and be helped to find how to develop plans to reach their educational and occupational goals. I strongly believe that this event will provide our next generation with multiple pathways to succeed.”
Dr C M Najeeb, vice chairman, Board of Directors, Indian schools in Oman, proposed the vote of thanks. Avenir 2018 was but an additional work of the Board of Directors of Indian schools towards making certain that each youngster undergoes transformative understanding and be equipped with understanding, expertise and effectively-becoming.
Information Source: Muscat Daily