IInd WORLD EDUCATION CULTURE CONGRESS 2012. Conference Theme: “Education Culture” for Organic Progress

Inviting Entries For WE ASC World Student Essay Competition

Shruti Foundation is organizing the IIIrd WE ASC World Education Culture Congress in collaboration with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), India Habitat Centre and Indian Council for Cultural Relations, from January 17-19, 2013 in New Delhi, India.

For the first time this year, we are offering students a chance to compete in world essay competition. The topics are as follows:





Please present the Essays in Font -Times New Roman, Size 12, Latest by 30th November, 2012 to we.asc.congress@gmail.com

It’s simple enough! Email in your essays at we.asc.congress@gmail.com with subject line “WE ASC CONGRESS ESSAY COMPETITION 2013”.

The three best essays each from the school (IX-XII) and College categories for both the topics will get a chance to attend the World Congress and Mentoring workshop from 15th-19th January 2013 and interact with international celebrities, educationists and delegates. The best essays for both the topics from each category will be presented by the author at the conference and published along with papers of international presenters.

Deadline for submission of essays is 30th November, 2012.

We look forward to reading and publishing your thoughts and feelings.


The Curtain Falls on a successful and thought-provoking IInd WE ASC 2012 and Rises on New Dynamics of Educational Evolution

Shruti Foundation’s IInd WE ASC World Education Culture Congress envisioned by Lady Shruti Rana and organized in partnership with
Indian Council for Cultural Relations was inaugurated by Kumari Selja, Minister for Culture, Housing and Poverty Alleviation and presided over by Dr Karan Singh, President, Indian Council for Cultural Relations. Mr S.K. Misra, Chairman- Shruti Foundation enthusiastically welcomed the delegates and students and spoke briefly about the objectives of the foundation and the Congress.

Lady Shruti Rana, in her introduction to the Congress laid out the dimensions to the congress, and reiterated that the theme – Revisiting Education Culture for Organic Progress with a special focus on Natural Knowledge and New Experiments, adopted the following approach:

  1. Transforming and developing the educator’s psychology and pedagogical approach
  2. Evaluation and assessment paradigms, and
  3. The separation and inequity in assessment of scholastic versus co-scholastic disciplines.

She reiterated the seminal significance of the three principles of teaching by Sri Aurobindo in this regard – 1) Nothing Can be Taught, 2) The Mind Must be Consulted in Its Growth , and 3) From the Near to the Far – hence experiencing and learning from one’s inner inspirations, one own body as well as one’s immediate environment and language, before imposing unfamiliar knowledge, language and abstractions, which detract from the child’s natural absorption, assimilation and expression. She further stressed that one must never lose sight of two key issues; soshan – action for personal benefit, versus poshan –nourishment by action for self as well as all universal elements and beings. She also reminded the Congress of two key ideas from the Upanishads, which taught the student the value of Shreyas – actions which contributed to sustainable and long term gain versus Preyas – choices or actions which were for short term pleasure or gratification. Read more…

Invitation to attend the WE ASC Congress 2012

Dear Friends,

You are invited to attend the “2nd World Education Culture Congress 2012” from 12th to 15th January 2012 organised by Shruti Foundation.

The World Education Culture Congress will be held on January 12th and 13th, 2012 at Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Azad Bhavan, Indraprastha Estate New Delhi and on 14th, 15th January 2012 India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
Some of the highlights are as follows:

  • 12th January, 2012 at Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Azad Bhavan, Indra Prastha Estate, New Delhi.
  • 10:00 am: Inaugration by Smt. Kumari Selija(Minister for Culture, Govt of India) and Presidential Address by Dr. Karan Singh.
  • 7:00 pm: A Unique Choreography by Dr. Sonal Mansingh, based on Tagore’s writings followed by Inaugural dinner.
  • 13th January Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Indra Prastha Estate, New Delhi
  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Nine Parallel Academic Sessions
  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Special Key Note Address by Mr. Sam Pitroda, Chief Advisor to Prime Minister of India
  • 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm “CHIRANTAN” – Special Choreographical Performance by Tanushree Sankar and her troupe from West Bengal based on Tagore’s writings.
  • 15th January 2012, Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi
  • 12:15 pm Closing Session and Valedictory Address by Sri Kapil Sibal, Honorable Minister for Human Resource Development (TBC). Read more…

Empowerment of Women

Empowerment refers to increasing the spiritual, political, social, racial, educational, gender or economic strength of individuals and communities. It involves power to, power with and power within. Speaking about Women empowerment, the power relation that has to be involved includes their lives at multiple levels i.e., family, community, market and the state. Women Empowerment has now become a significant topic with regards to development and economics. Earlier women were generally homemakers and were restricted to move out, basic education was even disallowed. Today’s woman has really come of age from being a submissive household figure to corporate executives who have taken over the world. Read more…

About WE ASC

IInd WE ASC World Education Culture Congress 2012
12th – 15th January 2012, New Delhi, India


Conceptualised and Organised by
Shruti Foundation

In collaboration with
Indian Council for Cultural Relations

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Evolving Culture in Education

The father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi said, no culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive. Culture, therefore is general in nature. It is a characteristic of the well-to-do, having an all-rounded education and exposed to knowledge of the world at large. Every man’s ability
may be strengthened or increased by its culture. Studies have shown that exposure of cultural activity helps a person improving observational skills. The importance of art education can be understood from the fact that the whole of human history that we know of today, has been conveyed to us through various art forms such as literature, music, visual arts, dance and
drama. Art transcends all boundaries be it geographical or cultural. Art can bring imagination to life and give life to imagination.With more than 4000 communities, 22 languages, 6 major religions, and over 800 million people we can say that there exists different culture throughout the country. Education although considered primarily necessary for human development, however knowledge of different culture is also equally important. Culture evolves over time, without culture education is considered incomplete. Being cultured means making a conscious decision to do something because you are driven by a special purpose, and this can only be possible only after some thinking.

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