The recently concluded Times Education Icons witnessed participation from more than 120 schools and institutes. These institutions were recognized and felicitated at the event for their contribution in the field of education. Prominent educationists from Uttarakhand and Delhi/NCR were also part of the event.
The Chief Guest on the occasion was Sh. Manoj Tiwari, BJP Chief, Delhi, Bhojpuri Actor and Singer.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Manoj Tiwari said: "It was honour to be a part of this noble cause. Education has always been the foremost priority in my life after singing. I extend my heartiest congratulations to the winners and wish them all the best in their future endeavours."
Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were former national marathon champion, Sunita Godara, former heavyweight champion, Gaurav Sharma ,India's ace women rally driver, Bani Yadav, former IPS officer Dr. Vikram Singh and former veteran Army officer Maroof Raza.
Garry Singh President , IIRIS Consulting hosted an enlightening session on ensuring the safety of students at schools. According to him, it was not only education that was at the centrestage in schools, safety was an equally important concern. He emphasized on the need of secure transportation systems as an integral part of safety measures.
Mr. Vikas Kohli, CMO, VIVO Healthcare held a session on how to deal with medical emergencies at school. He said "First aid and safety training is an essential life skill that is much needed in our community. Usually children are at home with their grandparents, if the child can recognize the symptoms of a heart attack or stroke and make a phone call many lives can be saved. The schools have an opportunity to create safety cadets/prefects in every class room, this will imbibe the culture of safety in the community. I strongly recommend an Emergency Medical Technician to be hired as a Safety Officer in every School."
Some of the coveted educational institutions that made to the honour list are Roorkee Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand, Sardar Bhagwan Singh University, Uttarakhand, The Mother's International, New Delhi, Amity International School, Noida, Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan, The Shriram School, Aravalli, Vasant Kunj, Pathways School, Gurgaon and the like.