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Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

The Global Indian International School (GIIS), Noida, invited noted social activist and Nari Shakti Puraskar Award winner, Dr. Laxmi Gautam, to spread the message of Women Empowerment as part of their Leadership Lecture Series.

Dr. Laxmi Gautam is a noted social activist and a champion for women’s causes. Her work has won her several accolades, including the Nari Shakti Puraskar in 2015 by President Pranab Mukherjee  and  The Women Transforming India Award –  a combined initiative of the Indian Government’s NITI Ayog and the United Nations for women “who make a difference”. In 2011 she founded Kanak Dhara, an NGO that has been working tirelessly for the cause of the widows of Vrindavan. She is also actively involved in the cleaning of the Yamuna.

Speaking at the event, Dr. Gautam stressed on the significance of ‘equal upbringing’ for boys and girls and how parents and teachers play a major role in sensitizing the male child to respect women, thereby help in shaping the future of a society which can offer women a safe, just and dignified environment to grow and flourish. She further spoke about the prevailing gender inequality in urban India and the pitiable conditions of women in rural India. Emphasising on the need of empowerment, Dr. Laxmi Gautam added, “Parents and teachers play a major role in shaping the young minds of children. I would urge them to take up the responsibility to nurture the girl child to become a responsible and confident citizen who would have an equal footing in the society regardless of her gender. I would also like to stress that self- empowerment, self-motivation and self-reliance are at the core of empowerment and this is what every member in the audience here should strive to achieve.”

“We, at GIIS, believe in all- round development of our students. The Leadership Lecture Series is a knowledge sharing platform which influences the minds of our young students as well as those of the parents and teachers, thereby enabling us to create an all-encompassing nurturing environment for our students. I am confident that Dr. Gautam’s presence today has significantly added to our course of imparting value education.” Added Mr. Rajeev Katiyal, Country Director, GIIS, India.

The GIIS Leadership Lecture Series is a propriety initiative of GIIS worldwide where prominent personalities from the field of sports, entertainment, media and politics, are invited to interact and inspire the students across their campuses. Some renowned personalities, who have been a part of the previous Leadership Lectures in Noida, include Viswanathan Anand – 5 times World Champion and Former Grand Master of Chess; Sharon Lowen – world renowned Odissi Danseuse; Smt. Rama Vaidyanathan – famous Bharata Natyam exponent; Padmasree Guru Singhajit Singh and Smt. Charu Sija Mathur – famous Manipuri dancers; Mr. James Glover – Chairman of institute for Advancement of Vedic Mathematics, U.K; Chentan Chauhan – popular Indian cricketer, Chandu Borde – famous cricketer and recipient of the Padmasree and Padma Bhushan and Justice Dharmadhikari, amongst others.

About Global Indian International School
Global Indian International School (GIIS) – established under the guiding principles of Global Schools Foundation – is an international network of award-winning schools, with 20 campuses in seven countries. Known for their skill-based and learner-centric curricula, GIIS offers holistic learning and personality development opportunities for students.

GIIS schools have been honored with more than 60 international and national awards over a span of 8 years for achieving excellence in school education. Today, GIIS boasts a strong multicultural student body, as children from diverse nationalities have enrolled across its campuses.

Adopting a holistic approach to learning and character development, the school’s Nine Gems™ model is a proprietary tool to achieve a balance between academics and experience, mental and physical development, fine arts and performing arts, language skills and creativity, personality development, ethics and entrepreneurship.

About Global Indian International School, Noida
The GIIS Noida campus is situated in the heart of the city and was launched in March 2012. The school offers CBSE curriculum which is at par with the global standards of Education, and the Global Montessori Plus, a proprietary early year’s pedagogy, for the pre-primary classes.

The school currently caters to approximately 900 students and imparts lessons up to class 9. With the student – teacher ratio of 1:2 in pre-primary and 1:25 in higher classes, the school aims at eventually reaching full capacity to become a K-12 school, soon.

The school offers modern learning facilities like Audio-visual room, state-of-the-art multi-purpose hall, swimming pool, wifi-enabled classrooms, Information Technology, Maths and science labs, amphitheatre and other activity centres for hobby clubs, art, music, dance and indoor games.

Curriculum enhancers at GIIS NOIDA include the Chandu Borde Global Cricket Academy mentored by the legendary cricketer Mr. Borde, a Global Knowledge Exchange program which includes project-based learning, micro-teaching and cross-campus learning programs and a Mahatma Gandhi Centre for Universal Values.

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