Smriti Irani And 20+ Global Education Leaders Join The 25-Year Celebration At Manav Rachna

A Butterfly Garden was launched recently at the Manav Rachna campus by Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister of Women and Child Development.

Established in 1997, Manav Rachna Educational Institutions (MREI) is celebrating its silver jubilee this year. To mark the glory of MREI and to commemorate the Silver Jubilee, a series of events have been planned in the form of numerous activities and a host of exciting and talent igniting competitions, spread over the year, based on contemporary themes - Peace & Sustainability Crusader, Cultural Enthusiast, Advocate for Innovation, Torchbearer of Health & Well Being and Harbinger of Education for All. 

A Butterfly Garden was launched recently at the Manav Rachna campus by Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister of Women and Child Development. It is noteworthy that the lush green Manav Rachna campus is home to some rare species of flora and fauna.  These include 10-11 species of butterflies (as per a survey by Bombay Natural History Society over the last 3 years). The rich biodiversity and environment of the campus have the potential to attract and sustain more species of butterflies. The presence of different butterfly species on the campus helps for natural monitoring of air quality on the campus. The MANAV RACHNA Butterfly Garden, a hotspot of biodiversity shall also contribute to further increasing the diversity of butterfly species inside the campus.

Smriti Irani also unveiled Manav Rachna’s 25 years logo and the Silver Jubilee anthem (sung in the voice of students of Manav Rachna International Schools). 

20+ Global Education Leaders address the Education Leaders’ Summit

Leading academicians and educationists deliberated upon ‘Transformative Strength of Education for the World beyond Covid 19: Build Back Better’ during the Education Leaders’ Summit Chapter 2 organised by Manav Rachna Educational Institutions in collaboration with ASSOCHAM India at the MREI campus. Smriti Irani was the Guest of Honour at the occasion.


Prof. D P Singh, Chairman, UGC; Dr Manish Kumar, Ex- MD & CEO of NSDC; Prof. Avinash Chandra Pandey, Director, IUAC and Dr Prashant Bhalla, President, MREI were the keynote speakers at the summit. 

One of the key highlights was a live communion between students and Smt. Smriti Irani. While addressing the questions of the students, Smriti Ji shared some thoughtful advice and insights. She said: “Life is about looking ahead; challenges will come and at the end of discomfort, lies a beautiful tomorrow. Find a balance, and you shall find, what you seek.” She also said, “To make education, democratized, you need to make sure that it is available in every spoken and known language. Children with disabilities don’t need pity but an ‘Equal Opportunity to All’ is the fulcrum of Education that needs attention. Skilling is the end goal but there is a whole process of educating the educators”.

Hersh Shah, CEO, IRM India; Sagar Bahadur, Principal Advisor, University of Queensland; Rajeev Mathur, CEO, KEDMAN; Pradeep Kumar, Head-Channel Sales (SAARC), Altair; Dr Rajita Kulkarni, President, Sri Sri University; Atul Khola, VC, Shoolini University; Dr Sandeep Sancheti, VC, Marwadi University; Dr Munish Garg, Director, Centre for Innovation, MDU were among the panellists at the Summit.  Also present on the occasion were Smt. Satya Bhalla, Chief Patron, MREI; Dr Amit Bhalla, Vice President, MREI; and principals of participating schools and other senior dignitaries.

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