Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) led by its president Mrs Meghna Mehta who was also a moderator, held a panel discussion on 'Education & Parenting' recently at Taj Residency, here. Top academicians of the city discussed on the issues concerning education and parenting which turned out to be quite introspective, humorous and insightful. This one of its kind event drew a very overwhelming response from WOW members.
The objective behind the panel discussion was to help the parents to better understand today's education system, parenting and dismiss the common misconceptions developed. The panelists included expert educationists like Ranjit Dass, principal of Nath Valley School and K.D. Singh from Stepping Stone School, Aurangabad.
The panel also included parent representatives like Mrs. Anjali Kabra, Mrs. Nina Khivansara and Mrs. Divya Machhar; psychiatrist Monali Deshpande, Mrs Kumkum Choudhary and student representatives including Armaan Neer and Swastika Jajoo from Nath Valley School and Chinmaya Munde and Rohit Dashrathe from Stepping Stones School.
The speakers touched upon the various topics like types of parenting, aspects concerning continuous comprehensive evaluation (CCE) system, impact of RTE Act on the quality of education among others.
This was followed by an interactive question-and-answer session, wherein the parents put across their doubts and concerns before the panelists.
One of the participants, Jyoti Chotlani said, "The programme was excellent and very educative. I am taking home the message that we have to bring a change in our parenting and adapt to the present generation. Counselling is a must in today's scenario. It was a great event; even the children got an opportunity to put forward their side of the story." Mrs Meghna Mehta attributed the success of the event to the team work by her committee members.