Vadodara Kendra
Conference for Bhavan's Principals
Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam participating in the Conference for Bhavan's Principals.
Bhavan's V. M. Public School, Vadodara, hosted the IVth All India Conference for Bhavan's Principals of Secondary and Senior Secondary Schools from January 7 to 10, 2013. This occasion attained more significance as this year also marks the 125th birth anniversary of Kulapati Munshi, Platinum Jubilee of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Golden Jubilee of Foundation of Bhavan's V. M. Public School, Vadodara.
The four day conference saw more than 60 Principals, educators, dignitaries and gamut of eminent speakers, including His Excellency, Bharat Ratna Prof. Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, 11th President of India, deliberate on the theme "Preparing Principals as leaders for schools in the 21st century".
The inauguration on January 7 by the Chief Guest, Dr. Muni H. Mehta, Chairman, Gujart Life Sciences, followed by enlightening talks by Shri Rakesh Saxena, Director, Bhavan's Shikshan Bharati, Shri D. S. Dalal, Director, Bhavan's Vadodara Complex and others, kick started the four day conference. An array of topics ranging from Purity of Mind, Role of Educators in the Changing Scenario, Stress management and Teachings of Swami Vivekanand to Safe Surfing and Strategies for the Effective Inclusion of Socially Disadvantaged Children in the Mainstream Schools, were discussed. Key-Note speakers like Dr. K. Subrahmanyam and Shri G. Narayan Guru focused on the role of educators to reinforce value education and Shri Vijay Menon stressed on the role of educational leaders by his illustrations.
The highlight of the conference was the visit and address by His Excellency, the 11th President of India, Bharat Ratna, Prof. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam on January 8, who with his powerful speech on nation building with moral mission and clear vision, transfixed the packed auditorium.
The interactive session with him proved to be full of zest with a number of queries being raised and Dr. Kalam giving simple and satisfactory answers.

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