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Pearl Academy’s wave of Creative Careers reaches Delhi University

Hansraj College witnessed a compelling, informative and eye-opening round of the Creative Career Conclave, an initiative by Pearl Academy.

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The big auditorium was aptly filled by the large gathering of more than 250 enthusiastic students. The creatively charged audience at the conclave was enthralled by the rich information and knowledge that the esteemed panellists shared with them on several creative careers. Students wanted to know more about ‘Careers of Tomorrow’ and with Pearl Academy introducing courses in niche segments such as Sports Business, Fashion  & Lifestyle eCommerce and Journalism & Mass communication, the conclave became all the more relevant.

Ms. Jyotsana Raghunathan, Associate Professor, Pearl Academy donned the anchor’s hat to initiate the event. The experts present during the conclave featured names like well-known fashion designer Rina Dhaka,         Principal Architect Manish Gulati (MOFA), ace photographer Rohit Dhingra and Dr. Bhavna Chaddha- Head Corporate Relations, Pearl Academy.

Rina Dhaka started the session with emphasis on various aspects of fashion designing and discussed hardships associated with the glamorous world of fashion. To a query on the scope of Fashion marketing in India, Rina said, ‘Marketing is a wonderful medium to communicate your thoughts among the masses if you have good communication skills you can become a good seller. Every Fashion designer or a Fashion house requires good marketing professionals to promote or sell their brand in the market.’

The second speaker Manish Gulati – Principle Architect, MOFA carried forward the discussion further and gave important insights into the world of architecture. “Architecture as a field leaves you free; it opens up a lot of dimensions to play with.” He talked about his journey which started from Retail, Exhibition and Events and finally finding his passion in architectural and interior design practice.

Talking about  his inspirations, Manish said, “When you observe the world around you; its hues, textures, psyches, people, diversity, landscape, all become a part of a collective consciousness.”

In his impressive portfolio, Manish has designed the launch of Virgin Atlantic in India, 25years of India Today, Delhi Daredevils (Delhi) office and various big profile government infrastructures. He ended by saying “Design and architecture go hand-in-hand and requires an innate passion for it to make a career out of them.”

Dr. Bhavna Chaddha, AVP Corporate Relations, Pearl Academy, threw some light on the recent news about Startup India that was launched last weekend. She talked about the Action Plan which includes some amazing incentives for startup entrepreneurs such as a massive Rs 10,000 crore fund. The government has also proposed to create a new category of business (“Innovative Startups”) with  guidelines that will make it  easier to start these businesses. Further, she added that Pearl Academy will soon launch its own incubation centres across all its campuses to promote the budding ideas in the innovation space.

The session with the industry experts was in line with Pearl Academy’s objective to guide and empower students with knowledge and perspective, which would further enable them to assess their future and be somebody tomorrow.

 

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“Creative Industries are showing Exponential Growth and Global Career Opportunities” says Mrs. Amruta Fadnavis

Mrs. Amruta Fadnavis, AVP of Axis Bank and wife of honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra

Mrs. Amruta Fadnavis, AVP of Axis Bank and wife of honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra

Wife of CM of Maharashtra and AVP of Axis Bank Mrs. Fadnavis along with Nachiket Barve, Vikas Satwalekar and David James Baker addressed 300 students and parents at ‘Creative Career Conclave’ organized by Pearl Academy

Pearl Academy hosted another enlightening session of ‘Creative Career Conclave’ with a panel of well-regarded industry experts including AVP of Axis Bank and wife of honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mrs. Amruta Fadnavis; renowned Fashion Designer Mr. Nachiket Barve, Ex Director of NID Ahmedabad Prof. Vikas Satwelkar and Writer – Producer & Faculty at Santa Fe University of Art & Design (US) Mr. David James Baker. The stalwarts from various career disciplines gathered to talk to over 300 students and parents about various options in the creative and design domain.

The two hour session with the industry experts was in line with Pearl Academy’s aim to guide and empower students with knowledge and perspective enabling them to assess their interests and career options. Pearl Academy has always endeavored to help students find their path in different avenues of creative industries and give the required momentum to the creative think-tanks of tomorrow. Each of the esteemed personalities addressed the students and parents attending the event.

Appreciative of this initiative by Pearl Academy, Mrs. Amruta Fadnavis, AVP-Axis Bank and wife of Chief Minister of Maharashtra said “I am glad that Pearl Academy is providing a platform such as ‘Creative Career Conclave’ which looks at addressing the queries that parents and students may have about the future they can look forward to, after pursuing a creative course. Most of the parents and students do not have complete knowledge of what the industry comprises today and what it has grown into. The changing economy in India and fattening career avenues in new age and unconventional domains such as design, advertising, fashion, creative businesses, media et al, in the years to come shall witness a great demand for skilled professionals in these areas. The only thing which is needed is passion to be able to pursue in depth whatever one is doing, which is only possible with due diligence and commitment towards your goals and ambitions. Creative industries are lucrative, growing exponentially and offering global career opportunities. The role of design institutes such as Pearl Academy in contributing to the talent pool of creative industries is appreciative.”

Mr. Sharad Mehra, CEO, Pearl Academy

Mr. Sharad Mehra, CEO, Pearl Academy

Mr. Sharad Mehra, CEO, Pearl Academy, said “Creative Career Conclave has now evolved to become one of the most intellectual platforms by Pearl Academy where the designers of tomorrow get enlightened on creative careers by the industry representatives themselves. Mumbai is a great destination for creative career options, and turnout at the event was massive. It is an incredible experience to see both students and parents show this level of interest. This reflects a growing acceptance towards creativity and we hope this continues in times to come. And, Pearl Academy has been and will always be committed to add value to the growth and sustenance of the creative industry and its torch bearers.”

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And today Creative Career Conclave reached Kolkata

The young and aspiring designers from the city got a chance to interact with the industry experts to know about  the future of the design industry and its scope at the conclave. This yet another workshop was hosted by Pearl Academy at The Gateway by Taj in Kolkata on 18th January 2015, where the speaker panelist included Designer Suchismita Dasgupta, Communications Specialist Mrityunjoy Chatterjee, and Senior Architect at Bose Brothers Architects Sandip Bose.

The speakers addressed more than 150 students and their parents about how the future of the budding design professionals can be transformed by the endless possibilities waiting for them in the design world.

Nien Siao, Director, Pearl Academy Noida-campus, said, “There is a vast scope for fresh, young and trained minds in the growing design industry. The conclave helped the students to shape their fresh minds for tomorrow, which will eventually shape the way we think about the industry. Since the experts narrated their own experiences, it assured the parents that the creative industry is a hopeful option for their children and they need not to worry if their children choose to pursue a career in the same. The Conclave turned out to be a great success with enthusiastic participation from the audience as well as the speakers.”

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Yet another successful Creative Career Conclave in Jodhpur

Yet another successful Creative Career Conclave in Jodhpur

This one took place on 16th January 2015 at Hotel Park Plaza, Jodhpur where eminent speakers from the design domain addressed the  potential creative professionals on the growing avenues in the creative fields. The panel included – Architect Benjamin Roberts, Chief Technical Officer of Voylla.com Jagrati Shringi and Fashion Designer and Academician Taruna Vasu. More than  150 enthusiastic students and parents marked their attendance at the conclave and got engaged in the conversation with the eminent experts that revolved around a myriad of aspects of creative industries.

This initiative by Pearl Academy has been witnessing a great response from the participants who are able to find ground breaking opportunities in the unexplored areas of the creative industry.

Speaking about the workshop, Dr. Veena Dutta Director- Pearl Acedemy, Jaipur campus, said, “The current generation is fortunate to witness and receive good quality career guidance and from such renowned individuals in the industry. The Creative Career Conclave is a platform by Pearl Academy to reach out to students in cities across the country to explore various opportunities waiting for them in the future. The distinguished speakers at the event are able to accomplish the student’s quest to search for immense possibilities in creative industries. The Conclave in Jodhpur was a great success and we saw participation from enthusiastic students from the city who are looking to enter this exciting world of design.”

Creative Career Conclave is now a trademark conclave series by Pearl Academy which has completed two decades of empowering creative minds across multiple domains of design, fashion and creative businesses.

 

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Creative Career Conclave enlightens designers of tomorrow in Vadodara

Creative Career Conclave enlightens designers of tomorrow in Vadodara

Our latest round of Creative Career Conclave (CCC) was organised on December 22, 2014 at Dr. I.G. Patel Seminar Hall in Vadodara. The series of sessions enabled students and parents to interact with significant industry leaders and know more about the future of the design industry and the careers that the design enthusiasts can opt for.

The Vadodara leg of Creative Career Conclave series saw the likes of Jyoti Manral – Area Head of Textiles and Interior design & styling at Pearl Academy, Bhavin Trivedi– Senior Associate DSBT along with Mala Sinha – Design Entrepreneur & Founder BODHI speaking to students and parents about the bright future that lies ahead of the creative thinkers who will be responsible for shaping the design industry in the near future. These eminent names shared their vision of the upcoming trends that will radically alter the design industry and maintain the current pace at which the industry has been growing.  They also shared that how the students can play a pivotal role in this process by receiving expert mentoring and guidance while learning about their chosen fields and becoming industry ready.

Mala Sinha-Design Entrepreneur & Founder BODHI, said, “There is immense scope for fresh, young and trained minds in the design industry as there is already a demand for skilled labor. I believe this can be addressed by training the leaders of tomorrow, today. It is encouraging to see platforms like Creative Career Conclave, which brings together parents and students to address their concerns about what lies ahead after pursuing a course in a creative field. These professionals will be responsible for forging ahead with fresh perspective for tomorrow which will eventually shape the way we think about design.”

Speaking about the workshop, Ms. Bulbul Chaudhary, Director, Pearl Academy-Mumbai campus, said, “Creative Career Conclave is an interactive session which looks at addressing the queries that parents and students may have about the future they can look forward to, after pursuing a creative course. The speakers at our conclave are those people who have established themselves in the industry and have the first-hand knowledge of the ground realities. Parents and students are receptive to the views of these practitioners as the audience get to know the real experiences from them. It reassures the parents that the creative industries are a promising option for their children and they need not to worry if their children choose to pursue a career in the same.”

Pearl Academy has completed two decades of empowering creative minds. Each of the esteemed personalities addressed the students, giving insights into prolific ways to use their innovative bent of mind. The conclave was well received by all the participants who expressed their interest in future conclave and interactive platforms of similar nature.

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Creative Career Conclave by Pearl Academy throws light on the unconventional new-age careers and the immense possibilities in the world of design

Creative Career Conclave by Pearl Academy throws light on the unconventional new-age careers and the immense possibilities in the world of design

We hosted our latest round of Creative Career Conclave (CCC) at Chitnavis Center in Nagpur. CCC is a platform to bring the representatives from creative industries face to face with the parents and students to sort the latters’ queries, doubts and fears regarding a career in the design domain. Prof. Vikas Satwelkar – an accomplished design academician, Mrs. Amruta Ranade Fadnavis – AVP Axis Bank, Mr. Vivek Ranade – Visual Artist, Illustrator and Photographer along with Ms. Bulbul Chaudhary – Director of Pearl Academy’s Mumbai campus came together as the esteemed speakers at the conclave and addressed an audience of students and parents in Nagpur on 21st December, 2014.

_I2A9796Mrs. Amruta Fadnavis, Associate VP, Axis Bank, said, “With the changing economy in India and fattening career avenues in new age and unconventional domains such as design, advertising, fashion, creative businesses, media et al, the years to come shall witness a great demand for skilled professionals in these areas. These industries are lucrative, growing exponentially and offering global opportunities. The role of design institutes such as Pearl Academy in contributing to the talent pool of creative industries is appreciative.”

“It’s also time that we let our children pursue the careers which suit their passion and be rest assured that India is geared to offer ample opportunities in creative industries. The millennial generation is very smart and knows what it wants. The so called SAFE careers such as MBA, Engineering, CA, etc. don’t interest them anymore. They want to explore the untouched horizons and carve a niche for themselves. I request parents to support & guide them to achieve their dreams.” added Mrs. Amruta Fadnavis.

Ms. Bulbul Chaudhary, Director, Pearl Academy-Mumbai campus, said, “Creative Career Conclave is an initiative that we started, keeping in mind the existing need of parents and students to look beyond the conventional careers. The interactive platform successfully achieved the aim of sharing the knowledge of immense possibilities available in the design domain. Basis each individual’s creative intelligence, the world of design has so many careers to offer that would not only make the designers grow in India but also open a gateway for them to work with intellectual at foreign shores. Through such conclaves, our larger agenda is to create a direction for students, looking at opting for careers that might not be seen as the most favorable ones due to the lack of information on the kind of future that they might have after pursuing a creative course in various fields of design, creative businesses and fashion.”

Pearl Academy has completed two decades of empowering creative minds. Each of the esteemed personalities addressed the students, giving insights into prolific ways to use their innovative bent of mind. The conclave was well received by all the participants who expressed their interest in future conclave and interactive platforms of similar nature.

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Creative Career Conclave by Pearl Academy Noida throws light on the unconventional new-age careers and the immense possibilities in the world of design

Creative Career Conclave by Pearl Academy Noida throws light on the unconventional new-age careers and the immense possibilities in the world of design

The latest Creative Career Conclave (CCC) was hosted on December 21, 2014 at Hotel Radisson BLU, MBD Mall in Ludhiana. CCC is a platform to bring the representatives from creative industries face to face with the parents and students to sort the latters’ queries, doubts and fears regarding a career in the design domain. Ms. Sonu Gandhi – Stylist & Image Consultant, Ms. Jeneva Talwar – Film Maker, Actress and Visiting Faculty at Pearl Academy, Ms. Milly Singh – Associate Professor at School of Communication, Media and Film of Pearl Academy and Ms. Kirti Oram – Co-Founder, Director of Mélange Design Pvt. Ltd., came together as the esteemed speakers at the conclave and addressed an audience of students and parents.

 

These eminent names shared their vision of the upcoming trends that will radically alter the design industry and maintain the current pace at which the industry has been growing. They also shared that how the students can play a pivotal role in this process by receiving expert mentoring and guidance while learning about their chosen fields and becoming industry ready.

 

Ms. Nien Siao, Director, Pearl Academy-Noida campus, said, “Creative Career Conclave is an initiative that we started, keeping in mind the existing need of parents and students to look beyond the conventional careers. The interactive platform successfully achieved the aim of sharing the knowledge of immense possibilities available in the design domain. Basis each individual’s creative intelligence, the world of design has so many careers to offer that would not only make the designers grow in India but also open a gateway for them to work with intellectual at foreign shores. Through such conclaves, our larger agenda is to create a direction for students, looking at opting for careers that might not be seen as the most favorable ones due to the lack of information on the kind of future that they might have after pursuing a creative course in various fields of design, creative businesses and fashion.”

 

Pearl Academy has completed two decades of empowering creative minds. Each of the esteemed personalities addressed the students, giving insights into prolific ways to use their innovative bent of mind. The conclave was well received by all the participants who expressed their interest in future conclave and interactive platforms of similar nature.

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“Creative Career Conclave: A must attend career guidance forum for students!!!

*Blog by Samriddhi Agarwal*Pearl Academy, Jaipur*

Another rocking event, Creative Career Conclave was hosted by Pearl Academy Jaipur was held on 14th October at Hotel Ramada, Jaipur, witnessing a crowd of around 150 students and their parents. The conclave aimed at helping students with little or no knowledge but passion about ingenious career opportunities in Design, Fashion and related Businesses.

The speaker panel included experts from diverse fields such as Mr. Jean Marc, Design Director, Marketer & Luxury Expert, Dr. Sanyogeitaa Chadha, Head – School of Fashion at Pearl Academy and Mr. Ayush Kasliwal, Interior Product Designer, Founder AKFD studio. Not only were there experts from the industry but Pearl Academy Jaipur campus’s Director – Dr. Veena Dutta with her team of seasoned teachers of Pearl were also present at the venue to guide students.

The event started with Mr. Jean Marc’s words giving a French taste to the show. It was interesting to know that he started with a job of a salesperson to fund his education. A great inspiration for many listeners, Jean also confessed how bad in sketching he is and that is really not a pre-requisite to be a successful designer. All what is needed is passion and creativity to achieve one’s dreams.

Our second speaker Dr. Sanyogeita Chadha shared,“At the time when I was pursuing design, we were called ZOMBIES”-  a profession for the dead probably!!! And here we are today, where masses are choosing Design andcreative businesses as a serious career option.

Some mind boggling experiences were shared by Mr. Ayush Kasliwal also. “My first project was my own 6sq.ft. bath room in my office for which I never was paid neither appreciated. But, the crux lays in the learning experience, the grilling process which makes a fine artist out of an individual.” shared Ayush.

At the end, what was more interesting to witness was that one question that many students asked – How do we convince our parents about creative courses who only know of C.A., Engineering and Medical as career options. Students were reminded that where there is a will there is way and if you can’t see one then you build one. The experts’ advices were taken seriously by the students and guess how we know it? In the Q&A session, there were endless queries by these students about creative courses, careers, future prospects, etc.

The future of creative industries looks brighter with such a promising event. Hope to see a larger chunk of youth joining the brigade of creative professionals in the coming years!

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Pearl Academy hosts ‘Creative Career Conclave’ in Jaipur

Creative Career Conclave – Right career guidance to aspiring design and fashion students through engaging session by eminent panelists

Panelists at Creative Career Conclave

Panelists at Creative Career Conclave

October 14, 2014, Jaipur: Pearl Academy, India’s leading institute of design, fashion and related business courses, hosted ‘Creative Career Conclave’ in Jaipur at hotel Ramada. The interactive session witnessed a creatively charged audience wanting to know more about the dynamics of the world of design, fashion, retail and other creative areas as an education and a career. More than 100 eager audiences including both parents and future budding minds witnessed the conclave.

 

The conclave saw an esteemed panel of ingenious minds from the world of design and fashion bibles – Mr. Jean Marc- Design Director- Marketer and Luxury Expert, Mr. Ayush Kasliwal- Interior Product Designer and Founder of AKFD Studio and Dr. Sanyogeitaa Chadha- Design Professional, Academician. The amalgamation of dreams, choices and learning saw an artistically put together essay of vocations inclined towards the finer things of life.

 

Enthusiastic about the conclave, Mr. Jean Marc, Design Director, Marketer & Luxury Expert, said, “It’s a wonderful platform for creative minds students to explore better and trending education and career prospects. For me, it was an amazing experience to have a conversation with the GenNext face-to-face at Creative Career Conclave. The kids are smart and with a little guidance, I am sure they can do wonders.”

 

Speaking about the conclave Mr. Sharad Mehra, CEO, Pearl Academy, said, “Creative careers are extremely challenging and rewarding. The demand of creative professionals has also increased tremendously in the last few years. Our various initiatives including Creative Career Conclave are a regular feature across cities to reach out to the budding and creative think-tanks of tomorrow – students who are willing to make their own identities and leave their footprints for others to follow. We were looking at reaching out to maximum number of creative students in the city.”

 

Dr. Veena Dutta, Campus Director, Pearl Academy, Jaipur, said, “We have been seeing a steady shift in the traditional mindset of students as well as parent when we talk about creative careers and we are looking forward to welcoming the new batch of innovative students who are all set to work hard and carve their niche. We are constantly looking for industry leaders who can address our students about the current scenario and give them a clear picture of what lies ahead. This event has been created for the same reason. ”

 

Mr. Ayush Kasliwal- Interior Product Designer and Founder of AKFD Studio, said, “The kind of course modules that the institute follows is noteworthy. Students at Pearl Academy are already industry ready. I believe that this is a result of not following the age old method of teaching by the books and engaging with students in a way which encourages them to explore and break through their reservations to become creative professionals. This unique way of teaching through extempore sessions and presentations empowers the students with greater practical knowledge.”

 

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Post the conclave, one of the parents who attended it said “The conclave was nothing less than an eye opener for us. It a whole world out there and our children can actually make a career in creative areas. I was very impressed to see those two alumni of Pearl who are doing really well in the industry. After this session, I am sure that I will encourage my child to study whatever he wants to.”

 

The conclave was enjoyed unanimously by parents and the budding young minds as they got to experience a creative dialogue like never before in the city of Jaipur.

 

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Jaipur experiences first ever ‘Creative Careers Conclave’ hosted by Pearl Academy

Eminent speakers from domains of design, fashion and related businesses enlightened aspiring students on promising future careers

Pearl Academy hosted ‘Creative Careers Conclave’ today at Hotel Ramada, Jaipur, on 2nd February, 2014. The conclave was more of an interactive session, thus helping the students and parents to get more information on future careers in creative fields. The conclave was attended by creatively charged audiences consisting of more than 100 students and their parents wanting to know more about the dynamics of the world of art, design and fashion as an education, career and creative pursuit.

Present at the conclave were some of the esteemed leaders from design, fashion and graphic industry. The panel consisted of ace Fashion Designer Mr. Rohit Kamra; Photographer, Architect and Interior Designer Mr. Shine Bhola; Ms. Anita Dhingra – Owner of Jashan (Manmohan Exports) and Mr. Sunit Jain – Owner of Ratan Textiles. The enthusiastic participation of the inquisitive students was the essence of the conclave where they flooded panelists with their queries. It was an equal thrill for the panelists who responded to each question with detailed explanations enriched with experience, knowledge and guidance.

Enlightening more on this initiative, Mr. Sharad Mehra, CEO, Pearl Academy, said, “Creative Careers Conclave is an interactive platform for the aspiring students who look beyond the conventional careers and want to know more about the immense possibilities in creative industries. Its quest is to help these young, creative minds in finding out their actual interests and making well-informed decisions for their careers with the expertise and knowledge shared by our eminent speakers who have come here today.”

Adding to Mr. Mehra’s views, the campus Director, Mr. Amartya Banerjee also shared that, “The conclave offers students a one stop shop for all their queries on career options and education in the field of design, fashion, and related businesses. Additionally, it’s an eye-opener for the parents who come here with a set of pre-conceived notions but go back with a paradigm shift in their thought process and outlook towards the education/career options for their children. It is certainly not less than an achievement for us that we are informing the society about the new-age careers and their potential; and that they are more than welcoming to accept this change after attending the conclave.”

Delightful to interact with the youngsters at the conclave, Fashion Designer Mr. Rohit Kamra, said, “The millennial generation is smart and cautious in deciding their career preferences. It is always an insightful experience to connect with them directly through conclaves such as Creative Careers Conclave organised by Pearl Academy. While we guide them to choose appropriate careers for them, they also teach us a lot of new things opening our minds to new thoughts and possibilities.”

“Jewellery Designing is growing at a fast pace and is in the need of a neo breed of jewellery designers. Opportunities are ample and now that we have global companies setting up their businesses in India, this sector is extremely potent of providing impressive career options. The first ones, who will dive deeper, will get the pearls! Aspirants have to decide and choose to excel”, said Ms. Anita Dhingra, Owner – Jashan (Jewellery Brand) by Manmohan Exports, throwing more light on the growing jewellery industry in India.

Mr. Sunit Jain, Owner – Ratan Textiles, shared, “The growing purchasing power of the Indian Middle class has created demand for newer products and services, thereby, creating demand for designers both in soft and hard goods. Due to high demand for young designers, this is a very opportune time to choose textile designing as a career and leverage the professional advantage. This conclave is a platform to call-out all the talented designers to follow their passion.”

Inspiring the students to follow their hearts, Mr. Shine Bhola, who himself is a Photographer, Architect and an Interior Designer, said, “One can be anything he wants to be if he has passion for it. There will be challenges but I think that is the beauty of every career or job you opt as only these challenges will decide and define the success of your journey. There is a new learning, new lesson every day which will evolve you as a professional and a human. So, one must follow your dream with passion and commitment.”

One of the parents expressed how today’s generation is well versed with what they want to do in life and how parents must understand and support the aspirations of these creative minds. “I am all set to be more receptive to the ideas of my children after this conclave”, said that parent.

The conclave was well received by all the participants who expressed their interest in future conclave and interactive platforms of similar nature.

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