Day-2 Panel 1 - The repercussions of the pandemic on the pre-school segment.


EducationToday conducted the 9th National Conference on K-12 leadership & India School Merit Awards on the 11th & 12th of March, 2022 at the Chancery Pavilion Hotel, Bangalore. The conference hosted a massive gathering of consultants, principals, educators and stake holders all under one roof from across the country, to participate in some insightful discussions and brainstorming sessions. The award show witnessed some of the top schools from various categories being awarded and felicitated.The conference went on with some extremely insightful panel discussions where we witnessed some eminent personalities from the education fraternity share their thoughts on crucial topics pertaining to the current situation in the education sector.

The first panel discussion on the second day of the conference was held on the topic – ‘The repercussions of the pandemic on the pre-school segment’. Some of the renowned educators from the education sector - Ms. Shanthi Menon- Founder Principal of Deens Academy, Mr. Vittal Bhandary- Founder and Managing Director of Learning Edge India Pvt. Ltd., Dr. S. K. Rathor - Founder, Chairman & MD of SANFORT Group of Schools and Mr. Pritam Kumar Agarwal - Founder & Director of Hello Kids provided their valuable insights on the topic, as they highlighted the plight of the pre-school segment in particular and the problems faced by kids who missed out on their pre-school years, due to the pandemic. Some extremely pertinent points were raised during the session, which made the audience realize how the importance of pre-school education has been neglected while talking about the impact of school closures on the education sector at large.

Watch the video to know about what the panelists had to say about the topic!