MUSCAT: The much-awaited 2020 edition of Avenir, hosted by Indian School Muscat is set to begin on November 20, 2020. The nine-day mega event will be held virtually in the light of the pandemic.
Avenir 2020 will be inaugurated on by Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal, Minister of Education, Government of India.
Manoj Ahuja IAS, Chairman, CBSE, and His Excellency Shri Munu Mahawar, Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman will be the Guests of Honour on the occasion.
Internationally acclaimed motivational speakers such as Shiv Khera, Major General Dilawar Singh,
Yogesh Chabria, Ms. Kehkashan Basu and Prof. (Dr.) L.S. Ganesh are among the scores of resource persons who will be addressing the students and parents of Indian Schools during the nine-day programme.
Additionally, an array of high profile professionals from different domains will offer their insights on various careers and their prospects in the 21st century.
This will enable the students to choose the right course of studies and pursue a career close to their heart. Success stories of illustrious entrepreneurs are yet another segment of Avenir 2020 that will pave the way for creating future entrepreneurs from among Indian school students.
Prof. (Dr.) Harish Chaudhury from IIT Delhi, Dr. Vineet Joshi IAS, Director General of National Testing Agency, Ms Ira Singhal (IAS Topper 2015), Prof. Srikrishna Deva Rao, Vice Chancellor, National Law University, Sundar Ramaswamy, Vice Chancellor of KREA University, Dr. Shyam Mohan, Project Director for Reusable Launch Vehicle from ISRO, Dr. Biswajit Saha, Director (CBSE), Dr. Kiran G.R. (Dean, Middle East College, Muscat) and Ms. Annie Mathew, Director, Microsoft Inc. are a few of the most notable speakers on different careers.
Across the nine-day event, a wide range of topics on different careers will be covered in Avenir by subject experts: Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Banking and Finance, Insights into the UN and Civil Services, Neurosciences, Robotics, Fashion Designing, Defense Services, Hospitality and Culinary Arts, Aviation, Sports, Digital Media, Law, Music, Agriculture, Rural Management, Visual Arts, Media Literacy and Public Relations.
Another highlight of the event is the presence of International universities; the Vice Chancellors, Professors and Representatives of over 60 Universities across the globe will conduct webinars on unique courses available in their respective universities and prospects of pursuing these courses to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
This programme is expected to be attended by over twenty thousand senior students of grades VIII and above from all the 21 Indian Schools in Oman, their parents, the faculty, including two thousand teachers, in addition to invited dignitaries, school managements, and other well-wishers of the schools.