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Ahmedabad to host International Conference on Harmony through Education
An international conference on 'Harmony through Education' is going to be organized jointly by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University (BAOU) in Ahmedabad and Global Educational Research Association (GERA) on 2 & 3 December.

According to the concept note of the conference, "One of the basic aims of education is to bring Harmony. The International Conference on Harmony through Education aims to focus on the important role of education to bring about Harmony in the society through education. Education enables us to develop our capacities so that we can lead fulfilling and dignified lives."

The concept note proposes actions for making education relevant for the present scenario such as devising a curriculum that encourages respect for diversity and multi-culturism; addressing problems of shortages of good teachers; providing infrastructure for schools; and opportunities for lifelong learning.

"The education system can make an enduring contribution to the building of tolerance and mutual respect that can help transform diversity from being a problem to becoming an asset for harmonious living," adds the note.

Various subthemes of the conference are: Impact of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar's Thinking on Social Harmony;  Education for Peace and Harmony in the Age of Globalization;  Education for Youth-Leadership & Sustainable Development for one World;  Yoga & Meditation / Indigenous Knowledge / Ethnic Studies for Peace Harmony;  Environment & Intangible Cultural Heritage of Bharat; Cultural Diversity & Religious Harmony through Education;  Law & Justice for Harmonious State; Virtual Heritage, Language & Literature as Agents of Harmony;  Gender Equality and Social Transformation for Harmony Through Education;  Humanities, Economics & Technology for The Harmonious World and Curricula at School, Higher, Technical &Teacher Education for Harmony.

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