Induction Class for MBA 2017 Spring Batch Day 5: How to Bridge Classroom with Society Resource Person: Mr. Anil Chitrakar
Global College International had the privilege of hosting Mr. Anil Chitrakar, a social entrepreneur, architectural heritage expert, and cultural historian to share his thoughts and experiences on the topic ‘How to Bridge Classroom with Society’ in the induction program for MBA 2017 spring batch on January 30, 2017.
Mr. Chitrakar is a trained engineer and energy planner, although his interests and works have extended far beyond these realms. He has been awarded the Ashoka Fellowship, the Rolex Award and the Silicon Valley Tech Award, among many others, for his diverse contributions, and was named one of the ‘Global Leaders of Tomorrow’ by the World Economic Forum at DAVOS in 1993.
Chitrakar is also deeply invested in the preservation of built and living heritage around the country, alongside being involved in various environmental conservation efforts, including founding the Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness (ECCA) and co-founding the Himalayan Climate Initiative.
In the induction program Mr. Chitrakar motivated and inspired the sixth batch MBA student of GCI with his interaction on the topic ‘How to Bridge Classroom with Society’ a subject he has often touched upon in his talks. Understanding the society and its value system will help students to bring their classroom learning to life. He emphasized on engaged learning which occurs when students fit their learning process in the service of their goals as individuals and as members of society. He illuminated that engaged learners plan, implement, and assess their learning in relation to goals that have meaning for them as well as for the community and the wider society. He inspired students to take charge of their learning for life—where they become eager constructors of knowledge, and view the entire world around them as a rich and welcome resource.
In his session, the versatile Mr. Chitrakar seamlessly weaves statistics, anecdotes, and history to make his points. It is also Mr. Chitrakar’s ability to connect multiple dots at lightning speed that makes being in his session very enjoyable and fulfilling.