Hyderabad: The atrium of Delhi Public School, Nacharam, witnessed the vibrance of the first offline event after the Covid 19 outburst for about a year and a half. The Mega event on ‘Vocational Skills and Industry Exposure’ for the school students was hosted by Delhi Public Schools Mahendra Hills, Nacharam & Nadergul and Pallavi Group of Institutions in collaboration with Indo German Chamber of Commerce and Paramount Bay Services, on October 8, 2021.
Principal Sunita Rao gave a peek into the diverse initiatives the school has taken to equip the students for the skill-based world.
Vidya Nambirajan, CEO of Paramount Bay Services emphasised the importance of skilling and practical abilities in the present world. She urged the students to be self-reliant and also stated that today’s world needs leaders, not bosses.
Eminent Chief Guest included Philip M Bauer, Senior Manager Vocational Education & Training at Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, Vidya Nambirajan, Malka Komaraiah Pro-Vice Chairman DPS & Chairman Pallavi Group of Institutions, Murali Krishna Director Operational Excellence, Sushil Director, Sunitha Rao Principal DPS Nacharam and Jyothi Turaga Principal DPS Nadergul, Tanuja Principal PMS Boduppal and Sudeshna Principal PAIS.
Speaking on the occasion Komaraiah said, “German companies have been industry leaders, admired globally for their technical expertise, precision and perfection in planning and execution. One of the undisputed factors credited for the success of the German industry has been the world-renowned German Dual Education System, wherein theoretical classes are organised by the Vocational Schools, and the practical training is imparted by the corporates themselves. The examination & certification of the programme is overlooked and done by the German Chambers of Commerce.”
In India, there has been a dire need for practical training and skill development, and the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce and the German companies are only too happy to support India in this enormous task. Hence this collaboration. It is designed to be a win-win platform for both the industry and the students, and in turn, to provide a boost to India’s vast growth potential.
Philip interacted with the students actively to help them understand the concept of skill development. Students had the pleasure of interacting with him in the German language.
Padma Jyothi shared her experience on skill development with an anecdote, besides giving a glimpse into the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce and its functioning.
Murali Krishna urged the students to pose questions and explore the answers- which is the best form of learning. He further underscored the importance of collaborative learning through inter-school projects which will foster intellectual, social and interpersonal skills. Senior Vice Principal Nandita Sunkara held the fort to add loftiness to the program.