It was a moment of pride and glory for Pathways when the CTO of Pathways Group of Schools, Mr. Satish Papnoi was recently felicitated at not one, but two of the most prestigious IT awards functions held by DataQuest and PCQuest respectively.
Dataquest awarded Business Technology Award to Pathways Group of Schools for using cutting edge technology in their day-to-day operations. Alongside,India’s leading IT Magazine PCQuest held it’s C-Change IT Leadership awards on the occasion of its 13th Anniversary. These awards were held to facilitate CIO/CTO’s who have been successful leaders and implemented technology in their respective business scenarios. Mr. Satish Papnoi was bestowed with this prestigious award from PC Quest which is a recognition to the role of a CTO/CIO’s that has evolved over time, from being the MIS/EDM managers of yester-years, to IT leaders spearheading prestigious IT projects, into what they have become today–transformation heads of their organizations.
Pathways has since its inception always spearheaded the endeavor to benefit education through the use of cutting edge technology. The School realizes that the times when classes were teacher centric and black board oriented are now a thing of the past. The current generation of classes are more future oriented and technologies like Gamification of Lessons, VR Experiments and use of Hand Held Smart Devices are quickly replacing traditional learning tools. Embracing this change and attempting to lead the path of education through technology, Pathways is today using tools and technologies like Flipped Classrooms, E-Books, Digital Content Delivery Systems and E-Assessments to equip their students for the digital age of tomorrow.
These awards bestowed to Mr. Satish Papnoi and Pathways Group of Schools were a recognition to the immense advancement done by Pathways in incorporating technology and education.
On Tuesday, 16 February ‘16, the Pathways fraternity was honored to welcome Sri M and a group of Padyatris, representing an organization known as Manav Ekta Mission. An educationalist and a social reformer, Sri M ‘s ‘Walk of Hope” was flagged off on 12 January ‘15 on the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Starting from Kanyakumari and concluding in Srinagar, the walk will take almost one and half years to complete.
The mission of this walk is to bring unity within the diversity of our great country. The goal behind this Padyatra is to spread peace, harmony and acceptance across eleven states of India.
Sri M, along with the padyatris were cordially welcomed by the Faculty Members and the Student Council of the Middle and Senior Schools. Compered by Shivi Anand and Tanmay of Grade 6, the gathering commenced with a beautiful Bhajan,”Hari Bol” sung by a student of Grade 3. The words to this Bhajan have been written by Sri M himself. This was followed by a Multi-faith Prayer sung by some members of the Middle School faculty.
Thereafter, Capt. Rohit Sen Bajaj addressed the gathering and thanked Shri M and the Padyatris for visiting our school. The highlight of the visit was the inspirational speech of Sri M. He addressed the students and the faculty explaining the reason for this Padyatra in today’s vitiated atmosphere, where personal or political interests are destroying the secular fabric of the country.
Inspired by their visit, Pathways Gurgaon wishes Sri M and the Padyatris all the best towards successfully concluding their long journey and spreading the message of peace and harmony across India.
A Journey down the Ganges, from Banaras to Sunderbans
20th Dec 2015 – 2nd Jan 2016
16 Yatris | 13 Days | 15 cities | 8 Monuments |4 States | 2 UNCESO World Heritage sites | 1 Destination
Antodaya has been a successful initiative by the Pathways World School, Aravali. The trip began at the source, Gomukh and ended in Banaras, where we traveled along the Ganges from the holy river’s source to the most ancient city in the world, Varanasi in a series called ‘Ganga Ek Antaryatra’.
This year a group of 14 enthusiastic and well informed Pathwaysians, along with mentors Bhagirathy Jhingran and Gurucharan Kumar had taken up a quest to discover India better. In order to make this trip more than amusing, this time the young adventurers traced the river Ganges from Banaras or Varanasi to where it meets with the ocean, the Sunder-bans, Bay of Bengal.
This trip is and has always been a liberating experience for the young travellers who embarked on this journey from the 20th of December and returned on the 2nd of January. The idea of travelling down the Ganges is driven by collective faith, which took us to the Sundarbans, in West Bengal, a birdfoot delta which is also one of the last surviving mangrove forests in the world today.
This journey has been a penultimate stage of the student’s education; where knowledge will meet reallife circumstances; where subject expertise will be pitted against practical challenges; where Geographical, Sociological and Economic boundaries will blur, and all that we will experience will only help us blend into the ‘human-scape’ that we are a minuscule part of. This journey has allowed us to introspect and understand not only the world but ourselves better.
The earthquake in Nepal, April – May 2015, sent shockwaves in the international community and assistance poured into the hilly country from all over the globe. While the financial aid poured in, the Primary school students of Pathways World School, Aravali, also undertook fund raising activities for the victims. They held stalls selling Orange Tang, Iced-Tea and cupcakes in a shopping mall and their residential societies.
A shining example of benevolence and internationalism, the funds collected have helped in construction of classrooms in Nepal where children can go to school yet again.
Abbhinav Shriram, Chehak Sehdev, Aishwarya Sehdev, Ruhani Rathi, Ashrey Jain, Ujjwala Singh & Shaurya Jain were bestowed with CIS International Students awards 2015 for this same project.