Focus on children's concerns

COME NOVEMBER and Delhi will play host to the First World Conference on Children's Concerns, called "LISTEN''. The three-day conference would provide an opportunity to listen to experts from across the world on topics related to leadership and cognitive skills, vocational and distance education, cross-cultural learning, education and assessment systems in schools and the role of information technology.

The conference, which begins on November 22, is being hosted by the Delhi Public School Society in association with the Union and Delhi Governments and corporate sponsors like Hutch, NIIT and Jindal Products.

It would involve all stakeholders in the field of education, educationists, policy-makers, administrators, consultants, parents and above all students. "Our children need to be attuned to the rapidly changing times and be given the opportunity to partake in their own educational development,'' an official of the DPS Society said. "We hope this conference will provide a useful platform to facilitate greater initiatives in educational planning and enable our children to become responsible leaders of a brave new world.''

Organisers of the conference assert that it is an effort to inculcate awareness and contribute towards the betterment of the children of this world. The conference is being organised by the DPS Society through its flagship school in R.K.Puram. The Society runs 112 schools both in India and abroad and is known for its progressive approach and commitment to excellence.

By Lalit K. Jha