- Nobel Peace Laureate Prof. Jerry White, And Dignitaries Of United Religions Initiative Attended The Same
Kolkata, 13th January 2023: Techno India Group, founders of the Techno India University, a leading private education university with a chain of educational institutions under its aegis, held its Social Awareness Programme today where Prof. Jerry White, Nobel Peace Laureate, Professor of Practice, University of Virginia, and Senior Ashoka Fellow, was felicitated. Prof. Jerry White also handed over his book ‘Religicide’ to Techno India University.
Mrs. Alice Swett, Director of Global Program, United Religions Initiative, Mrs. Alana Sousa, Global Communication Team Member URI, Mrs. Sheetal Vaidya, Program Coordinator URI, Mr. Kalyan KumarKisku, Regional President URI, Mr. Biswadeb Chakraborty, Regional Coordinator URI,Mr. Goutam De, Regional Mentor URI were other dignitaries who were felicitated at the same event.
In her Welcome Address, Prof. Manoshi Roy Chowdhury, Co-Chairperson – Techno India Group, said, “We are delighted to welcome Prof. Jerry White and other esteemed dignitaries of the United Religions Initiative at our programme on Social Awareness today. Doubtless, our young audience will benefit from Prof. White’s inspiring address and presentation on what it takes to remain strong and resilient in the face of so many challenges in the world today.”
She added,” Prof. White has over 2 decades of experience in collaborating with change makers to prevent mass destruction and increase civilian security the world over. Our students, I am hopeful, will pick up valuable nuggets of how we can have a more tolerant, more inclusive world, empathising with those from different cultures and social backgrounds.”
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Jerry White said,” It is a pleasure to be with such a young audience and discuss how we may all work to understand each other better. At a time when tolerance levels are turning dangerously low, Social Awareness – the ability to recognize, understand and empathize with another person’s behavior and socio-ethical ways – becomes more relevant and important.”
Prof. White’s Keynote Address was succeeded by an absorbing presentation with informative slides that covered the following topics –
a. Socio economic inclusion and Education
b. Social Justice and Entrepreneurship
c. Gender Equality and Social Inclusion
d. Mental health, disability, and corporate social responsibility
e. The road to an inclusive society: educational, legal, and technological perspectives
Mr. Kalyan KumarKisku, Regional President, URI, Dr. Goutam Sengupta, Vice Chancellor, Techno India University, Mr. Meghdut Roy Chowdhury, CIO & ED, Techno India Group, and Mrs. Pauline Laravoire, Director of Sustainability, Techno India Group, addressed the students.
Thereafter, the house was thrown open for a brief Question & Answer session where young minds plied the specialists with their myriad queries on Social Awareness in contemporary times.
The programme concluded with the Voteof Thanks by Dr. Sujoy Biswas.
About Techno India Group
Techno India Group is the largest private education group in Eastern India and one of the largest in the country. There are numerous enrolled students, 5000 Faculty & Staff Members, 21 Engineering Colleges (AICTE & University Approved), 12 Business Schools, 18 Public Schools (Playgroup to Class XII), 1 million Alumni, 6 HS Schools, 100 state of art campuses. Monoshij, our mental wellness, Techno India Dama Hospital, Eco Tourism resort and Overseas tie-
up Collaborations. The Group came up with the first Private University of the state – Techno India University.