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MLA Atishi honoured with ‘Career Change-Maker of the Decade’ award

MLA Ms. Atishi, a key architect of Delhi’s Education Revolution was honoured with the ‘Career Change-Maker of the Decade’ award today at CareerGuide’s Career Summit.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

MLA Ms. Atishi, a key architect of Delhi’s Education Revolution was honoured with the ‘Career Change-Maker of the Decade’ award today at CareerGuide’s Career Summit.

Ms. Atishi represents the Kalkaji constituency in the Delhi Legislative Assembly and is the Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Education. She played a pivotal role in Delhi’s education revolution and was given this award for her commendable contribution in the field of education and her role in improving Delhi’s government schools.

Notably, the MLA has vast experience in policy making and also served as the Education Advisor to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia from July 2015 to April 2018. She has also been instrumental in the successful implementation of various education reforms in Delhi Government Schools and also in strengthening the School Management Committees (SMCs) in schools.

On this occasion, MLA Ms. Atishi said, “It is a privilege for me to receive this award. Today many cities of the world want to adopt the education model of Delhi, whereas there was a time when no parent wanted to send their children to these government schools. The Delhi Government has not only made the infrastructure of its schools world-class but also made them the centre of quality education. Today, parents across the capital have full faith in the Delhi education model and send their children to government schools with pride.”

Talking about the important reforms and initiatives taken by the Kejriwal government to improve the government schools and education system of Delhi, Ms. Atishi said that when she first visited the government schools in 2015, the schools were in very bad shape. “Government schools had neither desks for children to sit on nor clean toilets to use. Which also impacted the self-confidence of the children. Considering this as a challenge, we first made the infrastructure of government schools world-class, got excellent training of teachers from abroad, adopted innovations in classes, and started programs like Happiness Curriculum, Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum, and Business Blasters for children, which gave them confidence and our school results improved significantly. In the past few years, Delhi government schools are scoring better than private schools in board exams,” she said.

Ms. Atishi said that till now our education system used to teach children to find employment options after completing their studies, but through Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum and Business Blasters program, school students have learned various business skills. “By learning this, children will be able to become job creators instead of job seekers in the future and will be able to provide employment opportunities to other people. She said that on the one hand ‘Happiness Class’ taught children to be happy and value relationships. On the other hand, through ‘Deshbhakti Curriculum’, we are inculcating the feeling of patriotism in the children so that they become aware citizens and understand their responsibility towards the country and society,” she said.

The Career Summit, organised by Career Guide, is one of the most prestigious career conferences in the country. The Career Change-maker Award is given to a few selected people for their incomparable contribution to the field of education. This year the conference was attended by Biju Toms, Director of the School of Commerce, Finance and Accountancy, Christ University, Public Speaking Coach and TEDx Speaker Divas Gupta, and Career Coach and Founder and CEO of Inomi Learning Richa Dwivedi Saklani, along with many renowned mentors and careers from across the world.